Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome (Full Documentary)


Channel: ajvaughan3 Documentary Films
Duration: 46:19
Able to inspire wonder and awe in all who gazed upon them, The Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome – the Pantheon, the Aqueducts of Rome, the Via Appia, the Baths of Caracalla, Trajan’s Markets, Circus Maximus and the Colosseum – were the works of great men who translated fantastic visions into the epitome of human achievement. These visionaries included ambitious Emperors like Hadrian and engineers with revolutionary ideas such as Apollodorus. By the second century AD, Rome had become the ‘caput mundi’ – the head of the world. Architectural marvels with a clear civic purpose such as roads and aqueducts stood alongside constructions of great beauty and immense luxury. They transformed Rome into one of the greatest cities of classic antiquity and the Roman Empire into a vast monument to the genius of its architects. We recreate Rome’s ancient streets, fly over its aqueducts and walk beneath the shadow of her impressive arches. By investigating the minds of the emperors, architects and engineers behind them, we reveal the mysteries of constructions that changed the world. Discovery Channel 2004
Published: April 2, 2017 8:05 pm

Rome In The 1st Century – Order From Chaos (ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)


Duration: 54:18
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

Murder of Tiberius Gracchus – Ancient Rome – BBC


Channel: BBC Studios
Duration: 3:56
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

Roma Antiqua


Channel: Altair4 Multimedia Archeo3D Production
Duration: 51:59
Description: A fascinating and extraordinary journey will lead you back in time
through the splendours of Ancient Rome: from the Roman Forum to the
Campus Martius and to the Vatican, Ostia Antica and Pompeii. Roman Forum, Forum of Augustus, Colosseum, Domus Aurea,  Arch of Сonstantine, Palatine Hill, Baths of Caracalla, Theater of Pompey, Pantheon, Tiber River, Portus of Trajan, Ostia Antica, Pompeii, the house of Polybius
Vatican and St. Peter Constantinian Basilica
Published: November 30, 2016 12:58 pm