Ancient Rome movies
On this page you will find a list of Ancient Rome movies that we recommend for your home collection of movies set in Ancient Rome. Every Roman history
buff should have an extensive collection of Ancient Rome DVDs. Many Rome movies have been produced ever since the birth of cinema, many of these movies being big productions and successes in their time. Below you will find our list of Ancient Rome movies ordered by historical period, a small summary for each movie and link going to the page related to the movie. Do not hesitate to post your comments below and to share the page with your friends.
Period: Roman Kingdom (753 - 509 B.C.)
During the Roman Kingdom, kings were elected by the people for life. No Roman king ever took power by force, which is quite a remarkable fact. For more information about the Roman Kingdom click here
Period: Early Roman Republic (458 - 274 B.C.)
The Early Roman Republic
saw revolt and the expulsion of King Tarquinius Superbus in 509 BC. About one hundred years after the beginning of the Roman Republic, in 400 BC, Rome was attacked by the Gauls.
Period: Mid Republic (274 - 148 BC)
The Mid Republic is characterized by the three Punic Wars
. The First Punic War started in 264 BC and orginated from a conflit between two city-states in Sicily, Messana and Syracuse. During the Second Punic War (218 to 201 BC), Hannibal crossed the Alps and invaded Italy. The Third Punic War (149– 146 BC) resulted in the destruction of Carthage.
Period: Late Republic (147 - 27 BC)
The Late Republic
saw a slave revolt, Sulla marching into Rome, Caesar's military conquest of Gaul, the Triumvirate and ended with Mark Antony and Cleopatra committing suicide in Egypt.
Period: Roman Principate (27 BC - 284 AD)
The Roman Principate
started with Emperor August and saw emperors such as Tiberius, Caligula, Nero, Trajan and Hadrian. Jesus' crucifixion also took place during this period.
Period: Roman Dominate (284 - 476 AD)
The Roman Dominate
started with the reign of Diocletian. Emperor Constantine reigned from 306 AD to 337 AD and is mainly remembered for converting Rome to Christianity.
Period: Eastern Roman Empire (476 - 1453 AD)
The Eastern Roman Empire
also known as the Byzantine Empire lasted for close to 1,000 years. During this period Emperor Justinian, married to a dancer called Theodora, built the church of Agia Sofia.