The period 31 BC-AD 43 saw the greatest expansion of
the Roman Empire.
In 31 BC Octavian defeated Antony at the battle of
Actium and remodelled the semi-professional Roman army into a permanent
force of 28 legions.
Octavian became the first emperor (Augustus) and
under his leadership the legions conquered northern Spain, all Europe
south of the Danube line and Germany west of the Elbe.
exemplified the heroic culture of the Roman world and this title takes
a behind-the-scenes look at their lives, training, weaponry and
tactics, including the bloody massacre of the Teutoberg forest.