The Good Life in Rome

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The Lives of the Poor in Rome
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 look at what alternatives poor Romans had, including life as…
The Hidden History of Rome
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 the secrets of the Roman world in his own idiosyncratic…
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.
Ostia - Middle-Class Harbor Town
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, and then reflect on what it means to have no…
Roman - Neolithic Period to Modern Day
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 topics and concepts associated with this unique culture and history…
Roman Catacomb Mystery
Part of the Series: NOVA
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 fixing a broken water main stumbled upon a previously unknown…
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 by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii,…
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 for 2,000 years. The Rise of Rome offers you the…
Timgad - More Roman Than Rome
Take an excursion to the frontiers of the Roman Empire, where a group of military veterans lived in a planned city that represented the ideal Roman vision. Because many of these veterans had recently earned full citizenship, they were notably patriotic, transmitting much of Roman culture into new territory through…
Work and Life at Deir el-Medina
At the height of Egyptian power during the New Kingdom, skilled workers enjoyed more prosperity than ever before, and opportunities for promotion allowed for great social mobility. Meet several ordinary workers from this society and review some of the literature that teaches us about Egyptian social structure.
Lessons and Legacies of Ancient Urban Life
What does this survey of ancient cities add up to? What lessons can we draw from antiquity? Conclude the course with a look at Venice and London to see what elements of ancient cities have endured in modern architecture and urban design. Then reflect on the future of the city.
Ancient Inventions, City Life
This three-part series presents a fresh and highly original view of some of the ancient world's most remarkable inventions. History enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on an unconventional, myth-busting journey revealing the unexpected, whilst discovering that the ancient world was every bit as inventive as our own.