Roman Empire
Russell Crow in Gladiator credit: Universal and Dreamworks

Roman Empire

A still from Netflix’s Roman Empire, courtesy of Netflix/Craig Wright

This Netflix documentary/drama series features dramatic reenactments of true historical events during the Roman Empire. If you’re a history nerd and love learning about what happened in Italy two thousand years ago, this is for you. There are three seasons, each focusing on a different period in ancient Roman history. The first focuses on Commodus, who was emperor of Rome from 177 to 192 A.D. The second features Julius Caesar, who ruled Rome from 49 to 44 B.C. but was never technically recognized as an emperor. The third season features Caligula, known as the “Mad Emperor,” who ruled from 37 to 41 A.D. Stream this on Netflix.

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