Engineering An Empire: Rome

Engineering An Empire: Rome

Posted On: March 25, 2012
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One of the most powerful civilizations in history, the Roman Empire roled the world for more than five centuries.

Although renowned for its military prowess, Rome s real power stemmed from its unprecedented mastery of urban planning and engineering.

Hosted by Peter Weller, ROME: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE chronicles Rome s spectacular structural history from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the Empire s eventual collapse in c. 537 AD.

Each of Rome s legendary rulers left their mark on the city–some stately, some sordid–and their collective ambition caused a surge of innovation and ingenuity that led to Rome s glorious ascendance.

Examine the planning and construction of the city s greatest masterpieces, including the awe-inspiring Colosseum and its mysterious subterranean aqueducts, and piece together Rome s magnificent past through its architectural triumphs.