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The Empire Strikes Back / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorBBC Worldwide Ltd.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2012.
Description1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Treasures of Ancient Rome
Treasures of ancient Rome. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Roman Introduction (2:47) -- Tripolitania Province, Libya (2:12) -- Roman with an African Twist (2:22) -- Crossing Aesthetic Frontiers (3:08) -- Plebeian/Roman Art (1:00) -- Leptis Magna Theater (1:40) -- Leptis Museum (2:52) -- Villa Selene, Libya (3:46) -- Embodies the Roman Empire (1:19) -- Antinopolis, Egypt (2:01) -- Ancient Painting (2:00) -- Aquae Sulis (2:19) -- Roman Silverware (2:58) -- Magical Roman Art (1:57) -- Imperial Capital (2:27) -- Venice, Italy (3:05) -- Red Sea Mountain Porphyry (1:44) -- Scraps of Sculptue (2:32) -- Christian Art (3:28) -- Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (2:07) -- Church of San Vitale (3:46) -- Credits: The Empire Strikes Back: Treasures of Ancient Rome (0:29)
Abstract Around the turn of the third century, Roman art began to move away from classical traditions. Some say the change indicates a civilization in decline, but in this program Alistair Sooke shows that the imperial style was actually invigorated at this time by ideas from the provinces. Sooke explores the site of Leptis Magna in Libya, where the Gladiator Mosaic raises an old art form to new heights, and admires indigenous influences in Roman British silver and glassware; then goes to Ravenna to see how Roman motifs live on in early Christian art. Works studied include the Portrait of Artemidorus, the Lycurgus Cup, Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs, and others.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 13, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 12 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number55730 Films Media Group
Publisher number55727s Films Media Group

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