It is 114 B.C. and the Republic of Rome is a small empire clinging to the rim of the Mediterranean. Suddenly, terror grips the Romans as the first barbarian attack smashes through the imperial border, paving the way for what would become one of the most tumultuous eras in the history of mankind. Filled with dramatic re-enactments and action-packed battle scenes, ROME RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE chronicles the story of one of history's greatest empires from its first major battle to its remarkable military feats and through its eventual fall. Told from the point of view of the Roman people under violent attack, HISTORY takes viewers inside the fiery battles of a civilization crumbling in the face of brutal invasions. Vivid re-creations offer a firsthand look at the chaotic state of an empire in flames, while compelling characters on both sides fight for victory. Teeming streets, horseback battles, warring armies, and gladiatorial contests coexist with magnificent tales of Roman debauchery and excess.