|the Roman Empire|
in the 1st century
online on youtube:
also see the pbs pages
- Order from Chaos
Rome rises under Caesar Augustus' compassion and violence.
- Years of Trial
Caligula grips Rome in fear; Judea's religious and political establishment finds Jesus a threat.
- Winds of Change
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.
- Years of Eruption
Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire.