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The Fall of the Roman Empire and Ancient Epics

Lecture no. 5 from the course: A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

The Fall of the Roman Empire and Ancient Epics

Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

With its $19 million price tag and its $4.75 million in returns, The Fall of the Roman Empire was an unmitigated financial disaster. From its connections to 1960s global politics to its elaborate reconstruction of the Roman Forum to its bleak ending, explore why some critics and scholars regard this as a sophisticated take on ancient Rome.

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