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Experiencing Rome [videorecording] : a visual exploration of antiquity's greatest empire /
Steven L. Tuck.
imprint
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2009.
description
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook.
ISBN
1598035193, 9781598035193
format(s)
DVD
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imprint
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2009.
isbn
1598035193
9781598035193
publisher #
3430
contents note
Part 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. Rome; a spectacular civilization -- Lecture 2. A brief survey of the Roman Empire -- Lecture 3. Power, conquest, and Romanization -- Lecture 4. Triumphal processions; victory parades -- Lecture 5. Imperial palaces -- Lecture 6. The Roman house; space and decoration -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Roman houses as Greek palaces -- Lecture 8. Pompeian houses and Greek myth -- Lecture 9. Ritual, sacrifice, vows, and prayers -- Lecture 10. Sanctuaries, temples, and religious ritual -- Lecture 11. Roman elite funerals -- Lecture 12. Forum Romanum; the core of the city.
Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. Death on Display I; amphitheaters -- Lecture 14. Death on display II; gladiators -- Lecture 15. Death on display III; gladiatorial combat -- Lecture 16. Death on display IV; animal hunts -- Lecture 17. Death on display V; prisoner executions -- Lecture 18. Death on display VI; Christian martyrdom -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Small town spectacle; games at Pompeii -- Lecture 20. Aquatic display -- Lecture 21. Roman circuses; arenas for chariot racing -- Lecture 22. A day at the races -- Lecture 23. Theaters and plays -- Lecture 24. Emperors as performers.
Part 3. Disc 5. Lecture 25. Imperial forums; power and policy in Rome -- Lecture 26. Imperial arches, columns, and monuments -- Lecture 27. Imperial baths in rome; spas for the masses -- Lecture 28. Roman engineering; linking the world -- Lecture 29. Roman military forts and fortifications -- Lecture 30. Images of warfare; Roman military monuments -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Roman colonies; small Romes -- Lecture 32. Local baths and Roman bathing culture -- Lecture 33. Roman harbors; liminal monuments -- Lecture 34. Putting it all together I; a day in Pompeii -- Lecture 35. Putting it all together II; a day in Rome -- Lecture 36. Conclusions and the images of empire.
general note
36 lectures (30 min. each) in 3 parts.
Course guidebooks include lecture transcripts, outline and notes, a timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
performer
Lecturer: Professor Steven L. Tuck, Miami University.
abstract
Thirty-six lectures on the visual nature of ancient Rome and how it was able to so successfully communicate its civic and cultural values, or project a knowledge of Roman power, to every corner of the realm. Learn how Rome communicated in visually symbolic ways, gain insight into how similar tools are used today, and hone your ability to see them at work in the visual symbols that are part of government, the military, religion, and just about every aspect of contemporary public or private life.
catalogue key
6705257
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD.

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