Roman Empire (TV series)

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Roman Empire
Roman Empire- Reign of Blood.png
GenreDrama
Based onRoman Empire
Written by
  • Jeremiah Murphy
  • Peter Sherman
  • Brian Burstein (season 2)
  • John Ealer (season 2)
  • Steve Loh (season 2)
Directed byRichard Lopez
John Ealer (season 2)
StarringSean Bean
Aaron Jakubenko
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes11
CinematographyMilton Kam
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)
External links
Website

Roman Empire is an American/Canadian docuseries based on historical events of the Roman Empire. The series comprises two miniseries:

Season One: "Reign of Blood" is a six-part story of Commodus.[1] Jeremiah Murphy and Peter Sherman collaborated on writing the first season, with Richard Lopez directing. It premiered on Netflix on November 11, 2016.[2] Season Two: "Master of Rome" is a five-part story of the rise of Julius Caesar and the fall of the Roman Republic.[3] It premiered on July 27, 2018.

The series was produced by Netflix as a "Netflix Original" series.

Historical people and events[edit]

"Reign of Blood"

  • Commodus was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180.
  • Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his Greek-language writing, commonly known as the Meditations, is the most significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy.
  • Faustina the Younger was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her maternal cousin Marcus Aurelius. Though Roman sources give a generally negative view of her character, she was held in high esteem by soldiers and her own husband and was given divine honors after her death.
  • Lucilla was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and an elder sister to future Roman Emperor Commodus.
  • Avidius Cassius was a Roman general and usurper who briefly ruled Egypt and Syria in 175.

"Master of Rome"

Cast[edit]

"Reign of Blood"

"Master of Rome"

Episodes[edit]

Season One: Reign of Blood (all airing on November 11, 2016)

Ep 1: "Born in the Purple"

Ep 2: "The Making of an Emperor"

Ep 3: "Enemy of the Senate"

Ep 4: "Rome is Burning"

Ep 5: "Fight for Glory"

Ep 6: "14 Days of Blood"

Season Two: Master of Rome (all airing on July 27, 2018)

Ep 1: The Triumvirate

Ep 2: The Great Conqueror

Ep 3: Crossing the Rubicon

Ep 4: Queen of the Nile

Ep 5: The Ides of March

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan (11 November 2016). "Roman Empire: Reign of Blood is an Uncensored Look at Ancient History". The Decider.
  2. ^ Robinson, Joanna; Lawson, Richard (25 October 2016). "What's New on Netflix in November—and What to Watch Before It Disappears". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Roman Empire | Netflix Official Site". www.netflix.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  4. ^ "Bruttia Crispina". TV Maze. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan (15 November 2016). "'Roman Empire: Reign of Blood': Who was the Real Lucilla?". The Decider. Retrieved 20 November 2016.

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