Nero is irresolute and asks his mentor, the philosopher seneca, about his advice seneca says that in a crisis great emperors rule as gods rule, and if nero does that he can become a god himself nero decides to rebuild rome and at the same time make the city more magnificent than ever before. Ancient rome: the rise and fall of an empire is a bbc one docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the roman empire factually accurate and based on extensive historical research, it reveals how the greed, lust and ambition of men like caesar, nero and constantine shaped the roman empire.
Seneca says that in a crisis great emperors rule as gods rule, and if nero does that he can become a god himself nero decides to rebuild rome and at the same time make the city more magnificent than ever before.
Nero is infamously known as the emperor who “fiddled while rome burned” (even though it was actually a lyre)he was rumored to have had captured christians dipped in oil and set on fire in his garden at night as a source of light. Simon baker is a member of the bbc's award-winning history unit where he has worked on a wide range of programs about the classical world he was the development producer on the series ancient rome: the rise and fall of an empire. The rise and fall of civilizations many successful empires in ancient history came to an end at one point for example, the roman empire was very successful during the rise and fall of augustus also, ancient greece which was successful during the rise and fall of alexander the great.
Nero’s decline and fall by the final years of his nero’s rule, the roman empire was under great strain reconstruction costs in rome, revolts in britain and judea, conflicts with parthia and rebuilding expenses in the capital forced him to devalue the imperial currency, lowering the silver content of the denarius by 10 percent. Charting the rise and fall of roman power over 500 years through the public and private lives of six of the empire's rulers, this book focuses in turn on julius.
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Rome: rise and fall of an empire notes [ edit ] when the series was broadcast on the discovery channel as battle for rome , from 5 november 2006 onwards, the episodes were broadcast in their chronological order (ie gracchus, then caesar, then nero, then as bbc order.