Engineering an Empire: Rome

Engineering an Empire: Rome

Director: Christopher Cassel

Cast: Christopher Cassel

     
 
If asked to define the glory of ancient Rome, many students of history will invariably cite its formidable military troops and allegiances, but the sharper observer will realize that the empire's prowess lay in its city design, architecture and engineering, from its aqueducts to its majestic Colosseum - elements that placed the civilization centuries ahead of its time

Overview

If asked to define the glory of ancient Rome, many students of history will invariably cite its formidable military troops and allegiances, but the sharper observer will realize that the empire's prowess lay in its city design, architecture and engineering, from its aqueducts to its majestic Colosseum - elements that placed the civilization centuries ahead of its time. Taking this as its central axiom, the History Channel special Engineering an Empire: Rome undertakes a documentary-style foray into ancient Roman buildings and city planning, via a combination of on-location footage and CGI illustrations; actor Peter Weller (Firstborn) hosts, telling the story of the Roman Empire from a structural standpoint, from Julius Caesar's ascension in 55 B.C. to the Empire's fall in 537 A.D.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
UPC:
0733961775341
Original Release:
2005
Source:
A&E Home Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:34:00

Special Features

Behind the Scenes Featurette: History in the Making: Rome: Engineering an Empire.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Engineering an Empire: Rome
1. Introduction [10:10]
2. Adapting Ideas [9:35]
3. The Aquaducts [9:04]
4. A Chilling Reign [10:30]
5. A Coliseum Rises [12:26]
6. Remaking the Capital [11:35]
7. Building Walls [7:01]
8. The Pantheon [8:17]
9. A Last Great Feat [11:36]
10. Credits [:30]

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