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Ancient Rome videos

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

Meet the Romans : all roads lead to Rome (pt. 1)

May require network login for Clickview video. All Roads Lead to Rome - In this three-part series, Professor Mary Beard puts aside the stories of emperors and armies to meet the real Romans living at the heart of it all.

Meet the Romans : streetlife (pt. 2)

May require network login for Clickview video. Professor Mary Beard descends into the city streets of ancient Rome to discover the dirt, crime, sex and slum conditions in the world's first high-rise city

Meet the Romans : behind closed doors (pt. 3)

May require network login for Clickview video. Mary Beard delves even deeper into ordinary Roman life by going behind the closed doors of their homes.

Culinary history - the evolution of cooking : Roman banquet

May require network login for Clickview video.Reconstructs famous meals from different periods in history, depicting the evolution of tastes, customs and world trades that have shaped our cuisine.

Secrets of the Colosseum

May require network login for Clickview video. The Colosseum is one of the most iconic buildings of the ancient world and it stands as a monument to Roman imperial power and cruelty. Now, modern engineers try to replicate the spectacles.