The Roman Empire - A Millennium of Conquest | Empire Builders | Free Documentary History
Empire Builders - Episode 2: The Roman Empire - A Millenium of Conquest | History DocumentaryWatch 'Empire Builders - Episode 3' here: https://youtu.be/a1XR7h_8MbUThe Roman Empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military force in the world of its time and became one of the largest empires in world history. At its height under Emperor Trajan, it covered 5 million square kilometres, holding sway over an estimated 70 million people, at that time 21% of the world's entire population, controlling large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, North Africa and The Middle East. For 500 years the city of Rome was the largest city in the world .The longevity and vast extent of the empire , ruled for its entirety from Rome, ensured the lasting influence of Latin and Greek language, culture, religion, inventions, architecture, philosophy, law and forms of government on the empire's descendants.In this episode of Empire Builders we explore ten sites that defined the Roman Empire. We begin at the battle site of Alesia in Eastern France where Caesar defeated the Gauls in 53BC. His adopted son, Augustus, regarded as the greatest of Roman Emperors, expanded the empire during his 41 year reign and began many grand construction projects completed in subsequent decades. Among these were magnificent temples such as the Maison Caree in Nimes, France, and amphitheatres such as the 6,000 seat theatre that survives in Merida, Spain. The Romans also built massive and monumental aqueducts like Pont du Gard, their highest, in southern France and giant stadiums and arenas across the empire modelled on the Colloseum in Rome. Rome's empire was built on power and conquest. They invented the victory arch. Its not surprising Rome's ingenious and ground breaking building methods were copied by successive European empires and still are today.Perhaps Rome's greatest building was the Pantheon but we also visit great palaces such as Diocletians Palace in Split, Croatia and huge public baths like those of Caracalla inRome itself.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Subscribe Free Documentary - History Channel for free: https://bit.ly/2FjRPgVJoin the club and become a Free Documentary Patron: https://www.patreon.com/freedocumentaryFacebook: https://bit.ly/2QfRxbGTwitter: https://bit.ly/2QlwRiI▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬#FreeDocumentary #Documentary #EmpireBuilders▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Free Documentary - History is dedicated to bringing high-class documentaries to you on YouTube for free. You will see fascinating animations showing the past from a new perspective and explanations by renowned historians that make history come alive.Enjoy stories about people and events that formed the world we live in.