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Episode 3.12: Teutoburg Forest

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“Give me back my legions!” cried the Roman Emperor, but it was too late. Rome’s crushing defeat at the Teutoburg Forest kept most of Germany permanently free from Roman rule. Here is how it happened.

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Episode 3.10: Actium

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Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.

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Episode 3.9: Pharsalus

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Was it war, crime or a self-inflicted wound? It was, in any case, the greatest battle between Caesar and Pompey, and it took place here, at Pharsalus, Greece, in 48 BC.

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Episode 3.7: Cannae

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Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.

Episode 2.4: Caesar’s Funeral

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears for the real story of Caesar’s Funeral.

Episode 7: Spartacus

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Would you die for freedom? Learn how Spartacus and 70+ gladiators set Italy ablaze in their quest for liberty…and for revenge.

Episode 6: Hannibal

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Would you die for a leader who seemed to be Mars himself: the god of war come down to earth? That was the question for the followers of Hannibal.

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