‘Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquities Greatest Empire’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 86/200

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Experiencing Rome by Steven Tuck

DVD Edition

Finished on 6/3/2018

Great Courses Link


Rome was the greatest empire of the ancient world, a colossus that spanned three continents, ruled over millions of people, lasted more than a thousand years, and left as its most enduring legacy the foundation of much of Western culture. Yet, in an empire in which perhaps only one person in ten was literate, how was Rome able to so successfully communicate its civic and cultural values, or project a knowledge of Roman power, to every corner of the realm?


Genres: Great Courses, Rome

Roman Civilization

Spoiler-ific review

I watched a couple lectures from this DVD series. I liked it, but didn’t love it. I liked the history section in particular.

To sum this up, this is a visual collection of what ancient Rome looked like at it’s heights. We see ancient ruins from Pompeii, aquaducts, ruins, temples, that sort of thing. While it was cool, this sort of history doesn’t really strike my interest. Maybe you’ll like it!

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