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Rome: a majestic city with a rich past, spanning over two and a half thousand years. What remains to be seen of ancient Rome? As the heart of the Roman Empire, ancient Rome’s archaeological remains have been studied and admired for centuries, many being well-preserved due to their incorporation into newer structures. This album explores the sites of some of the republican temples in Rome’s Campus Martius, and relates them to the men who built them. The Roman Forum, centre of political and social activities, is examined for its importance in modelling city centres throughout the Roman world. This material forms part of The Open University course A219 Exploring the Classical World.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 40 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 7th October 2009
  • Posted under History
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Track 1: Buildings of ancient Rome

An introduction to this album’s contents.

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Buildings of ancient Rome    An introduction to this album’s contents. Play now Buildings of ancient Rome
2 Temples of republican Rome    An introduction to the remains of some of the most significant Roman temples in the Campus Martius. Play now Temples of republican Rome
3 The Porticus of Octavia    The grand gateway to the temple precinct. Play now The Porticus of Octavia
4 The Circus Flaminius    The parade ground where triumphal processions mustered is also famous for the games held there. Play now The Circus Flaminius
5 Largo Argentina    Four significant temples which have proved very complex to excavate. Play now Largo Argentina
6 The Roman forum    The social and political heart of the Roman Empire. Play now The Roman forum




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