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History of Ancient Rome Video

Study the History of Ancient Rome using Online Video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... at the same time!

These five online educational videos about the History of Ancient Rome enable you to study and explore the history and historical events through the literature of the Ancient Romans.

Learn about the history and military and literary figures such as Plautus, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Virgil, and Horace illustrate and characterize the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Learning Objectives:

  • List some important historical events that happened in world history during the time of the ancient Romans, between 300 B.C. and A.D. 476.
  • Study some literary works and authors from the time and history of the Roman Empire.
  • Define empire and identify the empires that ruled Eurasia at the time of the Romans-the Greek empires of the Middle East, the Mauryan dynasty of India, and the Han dynasty of China.
  • Learn about Julius Caesar, the strong military leader whose career helped turn the republic into an empire.
  • Identify major literary forms used in Roman times, including epics, lyric poems, satires, comedies, letters, and historical, scientific, and political essays.
  • Discover the historical origins of Christianity and identify some of the writers whose work makes up the New Testament.
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