Ancient Rome Anthology

Ancient Rome Anthology

Disc 6

DVD - 2012
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In Rome, the past meets the present on every block and under every street. Rome's underground is filled with evidence of life during the empire, and all of Rome's most infamous rulers left remnants of their reign underground. Join host Eric Geller as he discovers what life was like during Nero's tyranny and Augustus reforms in Rome's hidden empire. And go deeper into the ancient city where a labyrinth of dark tunnels and arcane ritual chambers entombed pagans. Christians and Jews for hundreds of years in The Catacombs of Rome. Finally, discover how the Romans used the wealth and knowledge of previous societies, like the Greeks and Etruscans, to create a secure structure to unite a multitude of different cultures. Ancient Rome and its Mysterious Cities uncovers the secrets and hidden treasures of Rome's mysterious ancient cities.-- cover.
Publisher: [United States] : A&E Television Networks, c2012
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781422922040
Branch Call Number: DVD 937.06 Anc
Additional Contributors: History Channel (Television network)


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Mar 26, 2017

Awesome !!# 420

Oct 31, 2013

This anthology was produced by the History Channel. It's description of Decisive Battles using digital figures is confusing, repetitive and missing a lot of relevant facts. The biographies of Julius Caesar, Caligula and Constantine dwell more on the sensational side and again are superficial missing a lot of relevant facts that would make the events more understandable. Constantine appears to have been vetted by the Christian Church and presents stories told by Eusebius, a bishop who hadn't met the Emperor until 325 AD, as fact. A number of statements made in the series are completely incorrect. This series is history light made for TV and should not be considered an authoritative source of information.

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