The BEST Episodes of Roman Empire
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2020
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - 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
#5 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.