Episode 6: Ancient Rome

This edition of History In A Nutshell travels back to antiquity; to some of the earliest days of Western Civilization: Ancient Rome! These three segments briefly cover the rise and fall of Rome, including: founding, transition from monarchy to republic, The Punic Wars, the fall of the republic, the reign of the emperors, Christianity, and Rome's collapse.

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Ancient Rome, Part I | History In A Nutshell
Ancient Rome, Part I | History In A Nutshell

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The introduction to Ancient Rome covers Rome's earliest days! Rome began as a monarchy, with its first king being Romulus, in 753 B.C. Rome would be ruled by seven kings, and with the deposition of...
Ancient Rome, Part II | History In A Nutshell
Ancient Rome, Part II | History In A Nutshell

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Rome faced numerous conflicts during the days of the Republic, including defending the Italian peninsula against the Gauls, and fighting three 'Punic Wars' against its rival neighbor, Carthage. Rome...
Ancient Rome, Part III | History In A Nutshell
Ancient Rome, Part III | History In A Nutshell

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Rome had transitioned from a republic, to imperial rule. The previous civil wars left Rome in ruins, but Augustus Caesar repaired Rome, and ushered in a two hundred year period of stability known as...