Engineering an Empire

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Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. It is hosted by Peter Weller, famous for his acting role as... read more

Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. It is hosted by Peter Weller, famous for his acting role as RoboCop but also a lecturer at Syracuse University, where he completed his Master's in Roman and Renaissance Art. The executive producer is Delores Gavin. The show started as a documentary about the engineering feats of Ancient Rome and later evolved into a series. It originally ran for one full season of weekly episodes.

Original Release

09/13/2005 on HIST

Cast

Peter Weller Himself - Host
Michael Carroll Narrator
Spyros Bakas Spartan Hoplite
Frank Hernandez Agamemnon
Beeta Hadian Persian / Athenian
Sully Chaudhry Prince of Persia
Marc C. Cancassi French soldier / peasant
Robert Eigen Hero of Alexander
Randi Woxland Persian
Scott C. Roe Alexander the Great / Persian Worker
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Greece Monday, 16 October 2006
2 Greece: Age of Alexander Monday, 23 October 2006
3 The Aztecs Monday, 30 October 2006
4 Carthage Monday, 06 November 2006
5 The Maya: Death Empire Monday, 13 November 2006
6 Russia Monday, 20 November 2006
7 Britain: Blood and Steel Monday, 27 November 2006
8 The Persians Monday, 04 December 2006
9 China Monday, 11 December 2006
10 Napoleon: Steel Monster Monday, 18 December 2006
11 The Byzantines Monday, 25 December 2006
12 Da Vinci's World Monday, 08 January 2007
13 The Byzantines (1) Monday, 25 December 2006
14 Da Vinci's World (1) Monday, 08 January 2007

Directors

Mark Cannon, Mark Cannon, Ted Poole, Dana Ross, Kristen Rockmaker, Hassan Ildari, Penny Fearon, Rebecca Ratliff, Sarah Hutt, Joanna Forscher, Doug Ross

Writers

Ed Fields, Ted Poole, Dana Ross, Kristen Rockmaker, Hassan Ildari, Penny Fearon, Jim Gaffey, Rebecca Ratliff, Sarah Hutt, Joanna Forscher, Doug Ross

Cast

Peter Weller Himself - Host
Michael Carroll Narrator
Spyros Bakas Spartan Hoplite
Frank Hernandez Agamemnon
Beeta Hadian Persian / Athenian
Sully Chaudhry Prince of Persia
Marc C. Cancassi French soldier / peasant
Robert Eigen Hero of Alexander
Randi Woxland Persian
Scott C. Roe Alexander the Great / Persian Worker
Mitchell Speert Stone Mason / French Soldier
Ed Avila Sébastien de Vauban
Ken Sandberg Young Lover
Craig Sawyer Greek General
Michael Woxland Persian
Lisha Yakub Queen of Persia
James Matthew Gallagher Ivan the Great
Jonathan S. Kui Ming Dynasty Soldier #1
Siso Kamburov Prince Xerxes
Athena Kazantzis Princess Sophia

Producers

Editors

Christopher Dillon, Bobby Munster, Amilcar Gomes, Laurie Sude, Christy Denes, Margaret Noble, Blerti Murataj, Morgan Barnard, Sen-I Yu

2007 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming Nominated
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