Running The Empire

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Augustus: Master Of Spin20001016

Historian Peter Jones begins a three-part series on the organisation of the Roman Empire with a portrait of the first emperor, Augustus. A consummate politician and propagandist, he brought stability to Rome and managed to wield absolute power without suffering the fate of Julius Caesar.

Augustus: Master Of Spin20001016

Historian Peter Jones begins a three-part series on the organisation of the Roman Empire with a portrait of the first emperor, Augustus. A consummate politician and propagandist, he brought stability to Rome and managed to wield absolute power without suffering the fate of Julius Caesar.

Nero, The Perverse Populist20001030

In the last of a three-part series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Emperor Nero, who murdered his mother, cheated in the Olympics and admired Caligula's extravagance. The ruling aristocracy were not impressed by his outrageous behaviour, but the people of Rome thought he was hilarious.

Trajan, The Perfect Public Servant20001023

In the second of a three-part series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Trajan, an emperor who controlled an empire stretching from North Africa to Scandinavia. He balanced the demands of the army, the senate and the people - and Rome's ancient ruins still bear testament to his popularity and effectiveness.

Trajan, The Perfect Public Servant20001023

In the second of a three-part series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Trajan, an emperor who controlled an empire stretching from North Africa to Scandinavia. He balanced the demands of the army, the senate and the people - and Rome's ancient ruins still bear testament to his popularity and effectiveness.

A01Augustus: Master Of Spin1999050820001017

`Augustus: Master of Spin'. Historian Peter Jones begins a three-part series on how the Roman Empire worked with a portrait of the first emperor, Augustus. A consummate politician and propagandist, he brought stability to Rome and managed to wield absolute power without suffering the fate of Julius Caesar.

A01Augustus: Master Of Spin1999050820001017

`Augustus: Master of Spin'. Historian Peter Jones begins a three-part series on how the Roman Empire worked with a portrait of the first emperor, Augustus. A consummate politician and propagandist, he brought stability to Rome and managed to wield absolute power without suffering the fate of Julius Caesar.

A02Trajan, The Perfect Public Servant1999051520001024

`Trajan, the Perfect Public Servant'. In the second of a three-part series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Trajan, an emperor who controlled an empire stretching from North Africa to Scandinavia. He balanced the demands of the army, the senate and the people - Rome's ancient ruins still bear testament to his popularity and effectiveness.

A02Trajan, The Perfect Public Servant1999051520001024

`Trajan, the Perfect Public Servant'. In the second of a three-part series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Trajan, an emperor who controlled an empire stretching from North Africa to Scandinavia. He balanced the demands of the army, the senate and the people - Rome's ancient ruins still bear testament to his popularity and effectiveness.

A03 LASTNero, The Perverse Populist1999052220001031

`Nero, the Perverse Populist'. In the last of a three-part series about the Roman Empire, historian Peter Jones explores the life of Nero, an emperor who murdered his mother, cheated in the Olympics and admired Caligula's ability to waste money. The ruling aristocracy were not impressed by his outrageous behaviour, but the people of Rome thought he was hilarious.