A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

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A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

2020

From Ben-Hur to Spartacus to Gladiator, get a front-row look at the great movies that have shaped ancient Rome's role in popular culture and memory. These 12 episodes cover over 50 years of cinematic history and talent, and...

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Director
The Great Courses
Features
Greg Aldrete
Supplier
The Great Courses

In This Series

Quo Vadis Kick-Starts The Sword-And-Sandal Genre
Episode 1
Quo Vadis Kick-Starts The Sword-And-Sandal Genre
Ben-Hur: The Greatest Chariot Race
Episode 2
Ben-Hur: The Greatest Chariot Race
Spartacus: Kubrick'S Controversial Epic
Episode 3
Spartacus: Kubrick'S Controversial Epic
Cleopatra: Spectacle Gone Wild
Episode 4
Cleopatra: Spectacle Gone Wild
The Fall Of The Roman Empire And Ancient Epics
Episode 5
The Fall Of The Roman Empire And Ancient Epics
I, Claudius: The BBC Makes An Anti-Epic
Episode 6
I, Claudius: The BBC Makes An Anti-Epic
Life Of Brian: The Roman World'S A Funny Place
Episode 7
Life Of Brian: The Roman World'S A Funny Place
Gladiator: The Historical Epic Revived
Episode 8
Gladiator: The Historical Epic Revived
Rome: HBO's Gritty Take On Ancient History
Episode 9
Rome: HBO's Gritty Take On Ancient History
Centurion And The Eagle: The Legions In Britain
Episode 10
Centurion And The Eagle: The Legions In Britain
Scipione L'Africano And Fellini Satyricon
Episode 11
Scipione L'Africano And Fellini Satyricon
Bread And Circuses In Sci-Fi Films
Episode 12
Bread And Circuses In Sci-Fi Films