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

The Cult of Mithras

 

Channel: wimsweden
Duration: 42:1
Description:
“Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the cult of Mithras, a mystery religion that existed in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th centuries AD. Also known as the Mysteries of Mithras, its origins are uncertain. Academics have suggested a link with the ancient Vedic god Mitra and the Iranian Zoroastrian deity Mithra, but the extent and nature of the connection is a matter of controversy. Followers of Mithras are thought to have taken part in various rituals, most notably communal meals and a complex seven-stage initiation system. Typical depictions of Mithras show him being born from a rock, enjoying food with the sun god Sol and stabbing a bull. Mithraic places of worship have been found throughout the Roman world, including an impressive example in London. However, Mithraism went into decline in the 4th century AD with the rise of Christianity and eventually completely disappeared. In recent decades, many aspects of the cult have provoked debate, especially as there are no written accounts by its members. As a result, archaeology has been of great importance in the study of Mithraism and has provided new insights into the religion and its adherents.
Published: December 27, 2012 8:37 pm

Rome 3D special guide to ancient Rome

 

Channel: TerravisionGroup
Duration: 1:58
Description: An unforgettable interactive, fun, emotional and educational experience.Buying the “Special Rome 3D” on-line on http://www.terravision.eu/special_rome_ancient.html, you are entitled to a round trip ticket from Fiumicino or Ciampino airport to Rome Termini (Central Railway Station) and the entrance to 3D Rewind Rome — The interactive Museum of ancient Rome to enjoy an amazing and virtual journey in the Rome of the Caesars!
Published: October 3, 2011 1:42 pm

Rome, the Ancient Appian Way

 

Channel: Italia.it
Duration: 3:55
Description: An amble along the Ancient Appian Way (Appia Antica) is actually a leap back in time to understand the daily life of the Imperial and Republican Rome.
Appia Antica is also known as “Regina Viarum,” and is composed of slabs of lavic rock (basalt). Originally built as a military road, it later became an important commercial artery connecting Rome to its Imperial Provinces.
Numerous funerary monuments stand along the Appia Antica; the monuments belonged to Ancient Rome’s most important families, and were symbols of pride and, in their culture, of guaranteed eternity. One example of these is the impressive Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella.
There are also remains of suburban villas like Villa dei Quintili, which served both agricultural and residential uses.
Published: February 17, 2014 2:27 pm