Genre: History, Documentary
Premise: Bad behavior isn't confined to the current era. The History Channel explores some of the behaviors of the celebrities of the ancient world, including Caligula, Attila the Hun, and Nero, using the latest archeological finds and forensic tests to examine their actions. Caligula, for example, had a widespread reputation as a sadist. Attila the Hun was known as a marauding barbarian. Experts look at their actions and try to shed some light on their motivations. And strictly for fun, they compare them to each other to see how each one rates against his ``peers.''
S01, E05 (First Aired: Dec. 30, 2009)
Admirers rank Alexander the Great as a military genius, but his enemies regard the conqueror as the devil, for he becomes responsible for the massacres of tens of thousands of people, including women, children and members of his own family.
S01, E01 (First Aired: Nov. 6, 2009)
Roman Emperor Caligula gains a fearsome reputation for being a sadist, murderer and raving lunatic.