Extinct Romans

Channel: Masaman
Duration: 11:33
Description: Today’s video will be focusing on the Roman descendants who did not manage to survive the ages, although some remnant populations may or may not still be around, influencing other groups and lingering in the peripheries. Thanks for watching!

Published: July 19, 2019 3:57 pm

Pompeii Italy: The Ancient Buried City


Channel: Spyros D Alexandratos
Duration: 19:21
Description: Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. Buried when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and is one of the world’s greatest treasures.
Published: January 3, 2016 2:10 pm

Trip to Rome, February 2019


Channel: Alina Niculae
Duration: 0:5
Description: Rome is more beautiful than I expected, but maybe because I was with the right people … Italian life all day, pizza, pasta, wine and sun, museums, restaurants, architecture, history and Mediterranean weather … Combine all this and you had a perfect time in Rome, an outdoor museum and an ancient city. Ciao, Bella Rome!
Published: March 3, 2019 5:57 pm

Ancient Rome


Channel: HystoryThroughArt
Duration: 9:48
Description: The objective is to present the Hystory through Art, passing by Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, The Middle Age, The Renaissance, The Baroque, The Romantism, The Enlightenment, The Pre-Modern Era, …
The art of Ancient Greece is one of her greatest gifts to posterity.But when one thinks of Ancient Rome …… her gladiators, her government, or perhaps her armies are the conspicuous mementos.
True, the vividly colored murals at Pompeii are spectacular. So are the murals in neighboring towns, also preserved by the eruption of
Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
But Pompeii and its neighbors were gay seaside resorts, only provincial cousins of Rome. According to descriptions by Roman historians, the wall paintings in Rome itself far surpassed these from Pompeii.
Indeed, it is probably because there is little else that survives to compare with it, that we prize the art of Pompeii and its neighbors so highly. Is this to say, then, that Roman art has little merit, that it is a second-rate rerun of the glorious Greek art which preceded it?
The relative merits of Greek and Roman art have been debated by scholars for centuries. Let’s leave the debate to the scholars and turn instead to a more meaningful way in which all art may be judged: that is, as a reflection of the culture that produced it.
Just as pop art, like it or not, will give future ages a meaningful image of
our society and its values …
… so Roman art is an excellent indicator of what mattered to people in Roman times. And just as our tastes change and develop in succeeding generations, so did those of Ancient Rome. The changes were reflected in simple things, like hair styles … and dress … and in more complicated things, like housing … places of worship … and imperial monuments.
Changes in taste can also be seen in portraiture–from the idealistic, on the
left, to the realistic on the right … and in the subject matter depicted in household and public decoration from elaborate mythological scenes … to simple decorative motifs.
Published: February 10, 2008 2:08 am