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Ancient History

Rome Reexamined: Military Triumphs and the Death of the Roman Republic (#106)

Learn how in the second half of the Republic, the Romans became the greatest fighting force in the ancient world. The Romans believed that the gods mandated they were destined to rule the entire world. However, their incredible military success would lead to civil wars as the armies of Julius Caesar and Pompey fought for control of Rome. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This sweeping series provides a new perspective to the growth and development of several significant ancient cultures. Unique accomplishments, innovative governance and incredible developments in architecture, empire building and culture are highlighted.

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