Rome – Rise & Fall of an Empire (2008): S01E01 – The First Barbarian War


Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire is a TV documentary series aired on the History channel in 2008.

The 13-episode series starts at the transition period of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BC, and ends with the story of the last Western Roman emperor in the 5th century AD.


It is 113 BC. The Cimbri smash through the northern imperial border to threaten Rome. Gripped by terror, Rome turns to General Marius, who will transform the Roman army and shake the Republic’s political foundations to the core.

Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire Series

You can find a full index and overview of Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 July 2008.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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