Why did Rome fall? Historians and scholars have tried answering that question for centuries.
In this episode of Wondrium Perspectives, four experts cover the events that led to the fall of the Western Roman Empire and highlight how the Eastern Roman Empire persevered for another 1,000 years after those fateful events.
Clips in this video are from the following series on Wondrium:
The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome, presented by Gregory S. Aldrete
King Arthur: History and Legend, presented by Dorsey Armstrong
Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds, presented by Robert Garland
The Big History of Civilizations, presented by Craig G. Benjamin
Table of Contents
00:00 Prelude to Rome’s Fall
07:09 Alaric’s Sack of Rome
10:34 The End of the Western Roman Empire
14:55 The Eastern Roman Empire Carries On
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