- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 25 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 24, 2004
See how Caesar's strategic brilliance proved decisive in his struggle for absolute control over Rome.
- Examine the greatest conflicts in history.
- Military historians, archeologists and other experts share their insights.
- Detailed re-enactments bring these pivotal moments to life.
They are the moments where history was writ in blood. Where armies determined the fate of empires and men became legends. They are the DECISIVE BATTLES. Traveling the globe to explore every aspect of these legendary encounters, this bracing series reveals the tactics and introduces the commanders that led the way to victory.
Of all Rome's many battles, perhaps the most important was internal. When Julius Caesar went head-to-head with Gnaeus Pompey, the outcome would change the fate of the Western World. Pompey was the champion of the Senate; Caesar the champion of the troops. They pursued one another across all of Europe. Finally, at Pharsalus, the Pompeians were confident of victory. Caesar was on the point of starvation. But strategy, not hunger, would prove decisive.
NOTE: The momentary fade-to-black interstitials within this program (used on television to transition to commercial breaks) are completely normal and have been included on the DVD to preserve the original broadcast version of this program.