Channel: Mr. Nicky’s World History Songs
Description: Lesson on Ancient Rome by Mr. Nicky
Parody of “Thrift Shop” feat. Wanz by Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis
Backing tracks property of Karaoke Version/Tency Music.
R-R-R, Romulus R-R-R, Remus (repeat)
The Tiber River’s running through Rome (repeat)
(Voice Of Augustus):
I’m “One who Commands”
Ruling all provinces in my empire
Build aquaducts and
Say my name’s Augustus
It’s the Pax Romana…
Published: January 23, 2014 4:42 am
Channel: ANCIENT ROME
THE ROMAN LEGION: WORLD’S GREATEST KILLING MACHINE (ANCIENT ROME HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) It was the most impressive fighting machine ever assembled. Its prowess on the battlefields of the ancient world was unmatched, and its power could challenge even that of the emperor. From its humble beginnings as a band of part-time soldiers to its ultimate evolution as the most feared, disciplined and accomplished fighting force the world had ever seen, this is the definitive story of the Roman Legion. Military experts revisit its epic campaigns, such as the hundred-year struggle to win Carthage, and reveal the incredible tactics and weaponry it developed and employed. Leading historians tell of the legions’ awesome influence in Roman politics, laying the empire at the feet of Caesar, yet snatching it away from the demented Caligula. Finally, trace the inevitable decline of the force that had bent most of the known world to its will. Itís the ultimate examination of the legendary ROMAN LEGIONS.
Published: August 13, 2014 11:02 pm
Channel: ANCIENT ROME
Description: Rome In The 1st Century – Episode 1: Order From Chaos (ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)
Millions of people played important parts in the remarkable history of Rome in the first century AD. Head and shoulders above everyone else stands Augustus. Born to an unremarkable family, Augustus got a lucky break when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, adopted him. When Caesar was murdered shortly afterwards, Augustus threw himself into the murderous mix of Roman politics. Allying himself with Mark Antony, they killed their enemies and divided the empire between them. Augustus took Rome and Antony took Egypt, where he met Cleopatra. This made him a threat. Augustus was not prepared to take any chances and attacked first. His army destroyed most of the Egyptian fleet and Antony and Cleopatra killed themselves shortly afterwards. Returning home, Augustus was a hero and soon became Rome’s first emperor. Abroad, he expanded the empire enormously, while domestically he played the politics carefully, using popular acclaim to reinforce his power. Augustus was a complex man: brutal but compassionate, and austere but popular. In public, he was a religious and moral conservative, projecting himself as a pious man. In private, his daughter, Julia, was having a string of affairs. Above all, though, Augustus was determined. When Julia’s behavior became a scandal, he banished her from Rome for life. Shortly afterwards, the famous poet Ovid published some indecent poetry: he, too, was banished for life. Against all odds, Augustus ruled as Emperor for over 40 years, surviving plots, rebellions and mutinies. When he died, he was declared to be a god. His rule created the image of Imperial Rome that lasts to this day. He was the Emperor by which his heirs would be judged.
Published: August 7, 2014 11:15 pm
Channel: BBC Studios
Description: Cornelia challenges her son’s motives for seeking re-election while the senators meet. As huge crowds assemble and tensions mount the senators flush out onto the streets having decreed the elections to be illegal. A violent and bloody confronation with Tiberius and his many supporters is to see the final moments of one of Rome’s bravest soldiers and most unlikely revolutionaries.
Published: June 15, 2010 9:34 am