Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (2016) is an docuseries. It derives its origins from the historical Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome’s fall.
Commodus (161– 192 AD) was Roman Emperor from 180 – 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father’s death in 180.
Avidius Cassius (EP01)
Marcus Aurelius (EP01-02)
Marcus Aurelius was the last Emperor of the so-called Five Good Emperors, and his untitled writing, commonly known as Meditations, is considered to be one of the greatest works of philosophy.
Marcomannic Wars (EP01-02) 152-180 AD
Lucilla (EP01-04) : Commodus’ sister.
Cassius Dio (EP01-06)
Cassius Dio (155–235) was a Roman statesman and historian of Greek origin. He published 80 volumes of history on Ancient Rome, beginning with the arrival of Aeneas in Italy. The volumes documented the subsequent founding of Rome (753 BC), the formation of the Republic (509 BC), and the creation of the Empire (31 BC), up until 229 AD. Written in Ancient Greek over 22 years, Dio’s work covers approximately 1,000 years of history. Many of his 80 books have survived intact, or as fragments, providing modern scholars with a detailed perspective on Roman history.