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Did the Roman paint their statues?
Did the Roman paint their statues?

Duration: 02:57

Alastair Sooke examines the evidence that the Romans painted their statues.

 
Homer: The Singer of Tales
Homer: The Singer of Tales

Duration: 03:21

A Turkish bard performs an epic poem just as Homer would have done.

 
Roman culinary habits revealed (audio).
Roman culinary habits revealed (audio).

Duration: 14:00

The Hoxne pepper pot illustrates a life of luxury and fine dining at the end of the Roman empire.

 
The ancient Olympic Games (pt 3/3) the sprint
The ancient Olympic Games (pt 3/3) the sprint

Duration: 03:38

A vivid and dramatized insight into what the sprint entailed.

 
The Colosseum (pt 2/2)
The Colosseum (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:35

The huge popularity of gladiatorial combat and later, more inventive forms of entertainment in the Roman arena.

 
The Colosseum and Circus Maximus
The Colosseum and Circus Maximus

Duration: 02:40

An introduction to the entertainment provided in Rome's Colosseum and Circus Maximus.

 
The gladiator's helmet
The gladiator's helmet

Duration: 02:31

Professor Mary Beard explains what a gladiator's helmet can tell us about the gladiatorial games.

 

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