Roman City

Roman City

Streaming Video - 1994
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The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, it is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness.


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Oct 04, 2018

It seemed to get off to a promising start, but then a childish cartoon was inserted. These cartoons ended up consuming about half the program. What there was about cities and their design and the architecture was very brief and cursory.

raydat51 Dec 07, 2012

My kids were skeptical so I nonchalantly just put this in and turned it on. 20 minutes later I peeked and they were rapt. Educational AND entertaining. Extremely well done.

kevfarley Nov 05, 2012

Well done . Informative. An intresting subject attractively and effectively presented.
Good background material for history buffs.

aaa5756 Jul 31, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

unbalancedbutfair Jul 31, 2012

I remember watching this as a child with my family and though I remembered the animation as being better than it was it's still a good program. An excellent educational show for the entire family. Interspersed live action narration exploring roman ruins and animation taking viewers to the roman age. It's very well balanced. A wonderful way to expose your children to history and learn some things yourself. All completely painlessly. It does make the history come alive.

Jan 15, 2010

Very well done DVD! A pleasure to watch. Very interesting. Just love this sort of informative, educational stuff!

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