The Modern Scholar: The Grandeur That Was Rome
- Roman Art and Archaeology
- Narrated by: Professor Jennifer Tobin
- Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
- Release date: 07-22-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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In this enlightening lecture series, Professor Jennifer Tobin presents a sweeping portrait of Rome, including the lofty developments of senatorial government, historical writing, stunning art and architecture - and even the origins of long-lived customs such as the Roman tradition of carrying a bride over the threshold.
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By Paul on 11-14-12
An excellent blend of history and art
This is an excellent complement to the Modern Scholar lectures on Roman history. The professor gives the historical background as well as describing the monuments in Rome and the provinces. Getting a picture of the man-made material setting helps one to more easily visualise the people and events, than if one only had the literary sources. You get to stroll through Trajan's Rome, at the height of its power and wealth, as well as cities in Africa and Asia. The professor's rather negative view of Hadrian is interesting.
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