Ancient Rome Anthology (DVD)This expansive collection presents a vivid portrait of one of the world's most powerful and advanced civilizations. Depicting the city and its inhabitants from the beginning, the set highlights the role of the most significant actors, documents the physical growth of the empire, and lays out the ceaseless internal and external struggles for power. See how the Thracian gladiator Spartacus led his famous revolt. Follow the trajectories of Crassus, Pompey, Julius Caesar and Caligula, and learn about Rome's formidable foes including Hannibal, whose military genius is still taught in academies, and Alexander the Great. Follow decisive battles with action-filled reenactments and CGI graphics. Explore amazing feats of Roman engineering, from palaces and monuments to the catacombs carved below the ancient city where pagans, Christians and Jews practiced their beliefs in safety. Follow the extensive Roman highway system - 50,000 miles of stone-paved roads that crossed three continents - and appreciate how Roman leadership was reflected in all the lands it conquered. In a world of frequent invasions and competition among warring tribes, Roman cities provided a secure structure in which diverse traditions could flourish. In this stunning collection, Roman influence is visible from every perspective.