Rome: HBO’s Gritty Take on Ancient History
Lecture no. 9 from the course: A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
To get a sense of what living in ancient Rome was really like for the average person, the best place to look is the HBO miniseries, Rome. Learn how, despite its flaws, this short-lived series offers accurate (if gritty) views of different religious beliefs, the role of slavery in ancient Roman society, and more.