Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire - for iPod/iPhone

Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire - for iPod/iPhone

The Open University

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How and why did ancient Romans use myth to validate their power? Emperor Augustus legitimised his rule by entwining his own ancestry with the mythical stories of Rome's foundation, and created a divine aura around Rome as capital of the vast empire. This album visits key emblems associated with Rome's beginnings: the Forum and the Capitoline Hill with its statue of the she-wolf and Romulus and Remus; the Emperor Augustus's palace and ceremonial a...Read More
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Myth at the heart of the ...

17 Aug 2010 | 01 min 18 secs

Myth at the heart of...

17 Aug 2010 | 01 min 18 secs

The foundation of Rome

17 Aug 2010 | 04 mins 19 secs

The foundation of Ro...

17 Aug 2010 | 04 mins 19 secs

The House of Augustus

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 31 secs

The House of Augustu...

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 31 secs

The Ara Pacis

17 Aug 2010 | 06 mins 19 secs

The Ara Pacis

17 Aug 2010 | 06 mins 19 secs

The wolf and twins sculpt...

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins

The wolf and twins s...

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins

The Lapis Niger

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 26 secs

The Lapis Niger

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 26 secs

The D'Arpino frescoes

17 Aug 2010 | 04 mins 56 secs

The D'Arpino frescoe...

17 Aug 2010 | 04 mins 56 secs

A330: Myth in the Greek a...

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 42 secs

A330: Myth in the Gr...

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 42 secs

Myth and the Roman Empire

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 15 secs

Myth and the Roman E...

17 Aug 2010 | 05 mins 15 secs

Why study myth?

17 Aug 2010 | 03 mins 36 secs

Why study myth?

17 Aug 2010 | 03 mins 36 secs