Pompeii - Ancient Period Dramas

Pompeii. Photo: Lionsgate/Sony Pictures

Ancient history covers several periods and eras from around the world. Starting around 3600 B.C. with The Bronze Age and ending at the fall of several large empires such as the Roman Empire around 500 A.D.

Throughout these few thousand years, you will see the Dynasties of China, Ancient Greece, the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the start of the Dark Age and many more. And while these periods haven’t been a high focus at Silver Petticoat Review, we plan on filling up this page with more reviews of period dramas from ancient time. We would love to hear from you. Share with us some recommendations and we will cover them if possible. Stay tuned!

Note: As always, the content on our site has a more old-fashioned theme and focuses more on PG-13 like content or below. Anything Rated R or rated TV-MA will get a content warning in the review.

Be sure to check out the other historical eras from our main page of the Period Drama Review Archives. From Regency, WWI, to Victorian, there are several period dramas just waiting for you to check out!

Period Drama Reviews Sorted By Historical Era


Ancient (3600 B.C – 500 A.D.)