Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
The tiran Emperor Heliogabalus lives a life of debauchery and set lions loose among his guests.
Romaine, a tall thirty-year-old woman, has not found herself yet. She has been living for several years with her boyfriend Justin. When, overnight,the latter drags her after him to Canada in order to start a new life, she blows smoke. Not only does she hate surprises but she is scared to death of taking the plane. Once in Montréal Airport, she dumps Justin after confessing to him things he would rather not have heard. Her Far North adventures can start...
Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.
Young Legionnaire Quintus is crossing the seas with the Roman fleet for the first time. They are travelling to far away Egypt, where Caesar and Cleopatra are prepared to agree to a truce. But Cleopatra' s malicious brother, Ptolemaios, is up to no good. To hold up the peace treaty, he plans to unleash the Curse of the Pharaohs and Quintus is caught in the middle. Will Quintus succeed in stopping Ptolemaios' plans and keep the peace ? An exciting adventure begins !
First Adventure: Romaine goes on vacation by herself. Second Adventure: Romaine dones internships. Third Adventure: Romaine loses her memory ... Three stories of a girl without friends, without hope, without desire.
Roman Mysteries is a television series based on the series of children's historical novels by Caroline Lawrence. It is reportedly the most expensive British children's TV series to date at £1 million per hour. The series began filming in June 2006 and was first broadcast from 8 May 2007. The series is divided into "scrolls", each based on one book, starting with The Secrets of Vesuvius. The stories are told in the same order as the book series, except for book 6, The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina, which is transposed to the second season. Books 11 and 12 were not adapted, and the series ends with the adaptation of Book 13. Each scroll consists of two half-hour episodes. The first scroll guest-starred Simon Callow as Pliny the Elder. On 22 May 2007, after just two episodes, Anne Foy announced on CBBC on BBC One that the show has been postponed due to recent events in the news and would return later in the year on CBBC on BBC One. Since "The Pirates of Pompeii" was about children being kidnapped, the postponement was most likely due to the then recent disappearance of Madeleine McCann. On 19 June the series began broadcasting again from the beginning. Filming for the second season began on 13 August 2007. The episodes are based on the novels The Gladiators from Capua, The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Fugitive from Corinth and The Slave-girl from Jerusalem.
At its height, the Roman Empire encompassed Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. How did it keep prospering for over 400 years? And why did it come to a rapid end? What can we learn from the Roman Empire and what guiding principles does it offer us today?