Lavish dramatisation takes historian Bettany Hughes deep into the world of the Roman Empire in a new series, which explores eight pivotal days in the history of ancient Rome, from its early defeat of Carthage to the day that Constantine was baptised
as a Christian.

Bettany begins in Tunisia, at the scene of the Battle of Zama in 202BC when Rome defeated Carthage, under Hannibal, demonstrating the military might on which the Empire
would be built.