The Ascent of Civilization: The Romans
The Romans created one of the greatest empires in history, built with the help of an incredible army of professional legionnaires and a well-oiled political machinery, they left a lasting legacy.
SOURCE: ClickView (2017), broadcast on The History Channel, Rated PG, Duration 50:42 mins.
SOURCE: A skit from "Monty Python and the Life of Brian", published on YouTube (2012), Duration 3:24 mins.
What the Romans did for us: Arteries of the Empire
Hart-Davis analyses the Romans' ingenious surveying methods that enabled them to build their arrow-straight roads. He also commisions a replica of an ingenious giant water wheel used to remove water from flooded Welsh gold mines.
SOURCE: YouTube (2009)
The Colosseum : Rome's Arena of Death
The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81--96).
SOURCE: YouTube (2011), Duration 15:00 mins.