The BEST Episodes of Roman Empire

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020

Network: Netflix

This stylish mix of documentary and lavish historical epic chronicles the turbulent, violent reigns of Commodus, Julius Caesar and Caligula.

The Ides of March

#1 - The Ides of March

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2018

His reforms win public adoration, but Caesar's imperial ambitions antagonize the Senate and I'll health undermines his authority, sparking a conspiracy.

star 7.67
83 votes
Queen of the Nile

#2 - Queen of the Nile

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 27, 2018

After chasing Pompey to Alexandria, Caesar is victorious I the war, them swiftly makes a powerful ally and lover in Egypt's ruler, Cleopatra.

star 7.55
83 votes
14 Days Of Blood

#3 - 14 Days Of Blood

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

Lavish imperial games at the Colosseum are highlighted by the emperor's bloody victories, but his paranoid abuses of power lead to a final betrayal.

star 7.53
202 votes
The Great Conqueror

#4 - The Great Conqueror

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 27, 2018

Caesar's wealth grows as one-third of the triumvirate, but his brutal tatics make enemies, forcing him to remake his image as a military conqueror.

star 7.50
80 votes
Crossing the Rubicon

#5 - Crossing the Rubicon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 27, 2018

Caesar's hard-won victory over Gaul endears him to the Roman people but leads to a military showdown with the Senate and his former ally, Pompey

star 7.47
79 votes
 The Triumvirate

#6 - The Triumvirate

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 27, 2018

After success in war makes Caesar a rising star, escalating tension between Rome's two most powerful men creates an opportunity for advancement.

star 7.45
94 votes
Enemy of the Senate

#7 - Enemy of the Senate

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

Commodus rises to power as Rome's new emperor, but not everyone supports his ascent. Among those conspiring against him: his older sister Lucilla.

star 7.37
274 votes
The Making of an Emperor

#8 - The Making of an Emperor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

The Germanic tribes strike as Marcus Aurelius succumbs to disease, leaving a skeptical Emperor Commodus to prosecute a war that doesn't interest him.

star 7.36
338 votes
Fight for Glory

#9 - Fight for Glory

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

A disastrous grain shortage reaveals Cleander's treachery and leaves Commodus isolated, inspiring him to trains as a gladiator in a bid to unite Rome.

star 7.33
200 votes
Descent into Madness

#10 - Descent into Madness

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

Caligula's increasing paranoia and debauchery lead to ruinous bloodshed and spending as Rome, the Senate and even former allies turn against him.

star 7.31
54 votes
Rome is Burning

#11 - Rome is Burning

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

Commodus defeats his sister's coup but withdraws from governing, allowing other to amass power while he engages in an affair and banishes his wife.

star 7.29
196 votes
The Rightful Heir

#12 - The Rightful Heir

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

After the mysterious death of his popular father, young Caligula grows up in the uncertain shadow of his tyrannical emperor and uncle, Tiberius.

star 7.23
74 votes
In Search of an Heir

#13 - In Search of an Heir

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

Vulnerable without an heir, Caligula decides to secure the throne with a child of royal blood by embroiling himself in affairs with his three sisters.

star 7.19
59 votes
Born in the Purple

#14 - Born in the Purple

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

Fighting an implacable enemy in Germany, Marcus Aurelius trains his decadent son Commodus to succeed him, while rumor and intrigues brew back in Rome.

star 7.15
519 votes
A New Hope

#15 - A New Hope

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

The death of Tiberius vaults Caligula to power as Rome's new emperor, a role at which he initially excels -- until an illness unhinges his mind.

star 7.08
92 votes