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Hannibal and Scipio clash in an epic battle of wits! - 8 Days That Made Rome

Roman Emperor Scipio

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In 202 BCE, the Roman Republic was in an epic battle for survival. Their enemy was the great Carthaginian Empire, an ancient North African force who for years had threatened Rome's domination of the Mediterranean. In this series, esteemed historian Bettany Hughes takes us through 8 pinnacle days from Rome's history. In 8 Days That Made Rome, award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes presents a new eight-part landmark history of ancient Rome. Across the series Hughes explores eight key days that she believes define the Roman Empire and help us to understand its remarkable success.