Summary of Season 1 (1997) - 2 discs
This documentary explores an ancient territory whose cultures sculpted much of today's Western world. The Byzantine Empire existed for more than 1,000 years as the first Christian empire, with influence on three continents for over 11 centuries. This civilization had the potential to follow in the footsteps of Greece and Rome, but was all but decimated by careless intruders. Historian John Romer hosts this fascinating program.