||Treasures of Ancient Rome
Treasures of ancient Rome. UNAUTHORIZED
||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)
||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.
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|Interest grade level
||12 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Language||Portions with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012.|
|Publisher number||55730 Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||55727s Films Media Group|