City of the Sacred

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Simon Sebag Montefiore looks at how every event in ancient Rome revolved around religion. From the foundation myth through to the deification of Emperors; nothing could happen without calling upon the Pantheon of Roman gods. Simon investigates how the Romans worshipped and sacrificed to the gods. He discovers that sacredness defined what was Roman and it was the responsibility of every Roman to play their part in the cult. Even the ancient Roman sewer was holy ground!

Credits

Presenter
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Presenter
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Producer
Anna Cox
Producer
Anna Cox
Director
Anna Cox
Director
Anna Cox
Executive Producer
Mike Smith
Executive Producer
Mike Smith

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