Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome

Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome

Cast: Leonard Nimoy

     
 

Rome dominated the Western world for centuries, and echoes of Roman civilization can be found throughout our culture to this day. But what was the reasoning behind the construction of its numerous overstated monuments? A&E's Ancient Mysteries explores this megalomania in Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome, hosted by Leonard Nimoy. TheSee more details below

Overview

Rome dominated the Western world for centuries, and echoes of Roman civilization can be found throughout our culture to this day. But what was the reasoning behind the construction of its numerous overstated monuments? A&E's Ancient Mysteries explores this megalomania in Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome, hosted by Leonard Nimoy. The documentary examines symbolism behind the structures of the city, as well as the men who strove to immortalize themselves through imperial monuments, the exceptional brutality that flourished in the great arenas of Rome, and the shocking rituals performed in magnificent temples dedicated to the gods. ~ Carrie Downes

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
UPC:
0733961760606
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
0:50:00
Sales rank:
63,246

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Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome
1. The Colosseum: Arena of Death [11:20]
2. The Pantheon: A Magnificent Mistake [9:40]
3. The Baths of Caracalla: Palace of Pleasure [8:09]
4. The Forum: Power Central [8:18]
5. Trajan's Forum: An Emperor's Excess? [6:15]
6. Credits [1:40]

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