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Ancient Studies

This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Ancient Studies field. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.

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Suggested keywords: Greece/Rome + religion, civilization, history, antiquities

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Ancient Studies DVDs

Ancient Greece
Re-creates the Greek world to provide insight into the daily lives of Greek citizens.
Call Number: UMDVD 4359

Ancient Greece: The Traditions of Greek Culture
Presents the religion, architecture, art, and customs of Greek culture that have survived its 4,000 year history.
Call Number: UMDVD 6382

Ancient Rome: The Glorious Empire
Explores the legacy of the Roman Empire through its civic buildings, temples, and theaters.
Call Number: UMDVD 8563

The Beginnings
Traces Greek civilization from the Minoans to the city-states dominated by Athens.
Call Number: UMDVD 4358

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past
Presents the lives of Greek children at home, school, work, play; participating in ritual; and coming of age as adults.
Call Number: UMDVD 302

The Drama of Ancient Greece: From Ritual to Theater
Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripedes, and Aristophanes.
Call Number: UMDVD 2715

Empires: The Decisive Battles and Great Warriors of the Ancient World
Includes in-depth information about the most brutal and feared leaders of the ancient world.
Call Number: UMDVD 6133

Headless Romans
Tells the story of more than 45 decapitated, Roman-era skeletons found in York, England.
Call Number: UMDVD 4321

Hidden Worlds: Underground Rome
Introduces the work of archaeologists, historians, and other researchers who take surveys of subterranean Rome.
Call Number: UMDVD 4744

Letters from the Roman Front
Examines the letters, lists, and notes written on wooden tablets by Roman soldiers at their fort at Vindolanda.
Call Number: UMDVD 398

Musique de la Grece Antique
Includes realizations of music from Ancient Greece and Imperial Rome based on surviving fragments.
Call Number: UMCD 3118

Pandora's Box: The Roles of Women in Classical Greece
Illustrates how art reveals the values, perceptions, and concerns that surrounded the women of classical Greece.
Call Number: UMDVD 1949

Roman City
Explores the glories of Ancient Rome with animated and live-action video.
Call Number: UMDVD 5788

The Roman Colosseum
Investigates what really went on at the ancient world's venue for the display of blood sport.
Call Number: UMDVD 397

Roman Vice
Surveys the love of luxury, sexual excess, and cruelty that formed the dark underside of the Roman empire.
Call Number: UMDVD 4253

Secrets of Lost Empires
Uncovers the secrets of ancient civilizations as teams of expert archaeologists test their hypotheses.
Call Number: UMDVD 6069

Secrets of the Parthenon
Takes viewers inside the minds of the ancient Greeks as they created their most enduring architectural work.
Call Number: UMDVD 4319

Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
Describes the construction and history of Greece's seven wonders, such as the Parthenon.
Call Number: UMDVD 4389

Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome
Describes the construction and history of prominent Roman antiquities such as aqueducts.
Call Number: UMDVD 4521

The Treasures of Athens & Olympia: Greek Art through the Ages
Provides a detailed guide to the art of Greece's foremost city and its surroundings.
Call Number: UMDVD 4379