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The Hidden History of Rome
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Who better to scrutinise and investigate the quirkier achievements of the impressive and expansive Roman Empire than co-creator of the brilliantly accomplished question; 'What have the Romans ever done for us'? Terry Jones is in search of an answer. Unearthing…
Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation - The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press…
David Macaulay - Roman City
PBS
The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, it is threatened…
Roman Catacomb Mystery
PBS
Beneath the streets of Rome lies a city of the dead known as the Catacombs--a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with the neatly laid out tombs of the citizens of ancient Rome. Here, in 2002, maintenance workers…
Roman - Neolithic Period to Modern Day
Part of the Series: Timelines of Ancient Civilizations Series
Using an easy to follow progressive timeline from early beginning to more modern day, students will follow the emerging development and ultimate sophistication of this most notable civilization. Broken down into sub-chapters of information, each program covers the most important…
2 videos
Glorious Rome - Capital of An Empire
Part of the Series: Secrets of Archaeology
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Explore the architectural treasures of ancient Rome, the epicenter of the most powerful empire the world has ever known.
The Good Life in Rome
Episode 18 of Cities of the Ancient World
Travel through Rome in the footsteps of a well-to-do citizen, from his freestanding apartment complex to the political happenings at the Forum Romanum to the Markets of Trajan. Then witness how all social classes interacted at the public baths, where…
Ostia - Middle-Class Harbor Town
Episode 20 of Cities of the Ancient World
One of the most intriguing cities in the ancient world is Ostia, a "producer city" that appears to have been comprised solely of middle- and working-class people. Go inside the warehouses and storage buildings to learn about the city's economy,…
The Lives of the Poor in Rome
Episode 19 of Cities of the Ancient World
Trace a day in the life of an immigrant glass blower in Rome, whose life would be considerably less fortunate thanks to xenophobia, dark and dank tenement housing, and the strong possibility of death by fire, flood, or famine. Then…
Famous Romans
Like the authors who serve as sources for this course--Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, Tacitus, and above all, Plutarch--Professor J. Rufus Fears believes that individuals, not organizations or social movements, are the primary forces that make history. In this companion course to…
24 videos
The Rise of Rome
The Roman Republic was one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history. This powerful civilization inspired America's founding fathers, gifted us a blueprint for amazing engineering innovations, left a vital trove of myths, and has inspired the human imagination…
24 videos
Books that Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall's themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you've read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative…
24 videos