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Decisive battles. 3, The ancient world : 13 defining moments from the rise and fall of the Roman Empire to the struggle over the Persian Empire

Author: Allan SherwinMatthew SettleDavid Paradine Television.History Channel (Television network)A & E Home Video (Firm)All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines moments that altered the course of history and shaped the modern world. Gives a comprehensive account of the famed leaders and brilliant military tactics that changed history. Visit locations around the world to examine what is known of these legendary encounters. Witness recreations of the crucial battles of Rome and beyond - from Cannae to Marathon to Thermopylae - and follow some of the greatest warriors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary videos
Historical videos
Documentary
Historical
Documentary films
Named Person: L Licinius Crassus; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; L Licinius Crassus
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Sherwin; Matthew Settle; David Paradine Television.; History Channel (Television network); A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767091590 9780767091596 0767091620 9780767091626
OCLC Number: 74908539
Notes: Documentary.
Title from container.
Special features: "Ancient mysteries: the secret life of King Ramses II" documentary; "Foot soldier: the Greeks" documentary.
Performer(s): Host, Matthew Settle.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Cannae --
Crassus: Rich man, poor man --
Gaugamela. Cannae: In a classic example of double-envelopment maneuver, an under-fortified Hannibal inflicted the greatest ever defeat on the forces of Rome, who marched out eight legions strong into their surprising defeat. Crassus: rich man, poor man: Although he may have been the richest man in Rome, Crassus was the poor relation in the First Triumvirate. He needed military laurels to raise him to the level of Pompey and Caesar, and he chose to try and get them in Parthia. His vanity cost the lives of seven legions, his son, and his own. Gaugamela: Gaugamela was the greatest battle fought by Alexander the Great, and it gave him control of the Persian Empire. Darius raised a titanic army against Alexander and picked the ideal spot for his cavalry-led force, but it was not enough.
Other Titles: Ancient world
Responsibility: the History Channel ; produced by David Paradine Television, Inc. for the History Channel Network Productions ; producer, Allan Sherwin.

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Examines moments that altered the course of history and shaped the modern world. Gives a comprehensive account of the famed leaders and brilliant military tactics that changed history. Visit locations around the world to examine what is known of these legendary encounters. Witness recreations of the crucial battles of Rome and beyond - from Cannae to Marathon to Thermopylae - and follow some of the greatest warriors of all time, including Hannibal, Spartacus, and Attila the Hun.

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