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Time Compass

Imperial Rome (#105)

Beginning with the legend of Romulus and Remus, this episode goes on to trace the leadership of Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar and the foundations of Western civilization in Roman laws and Roman government. A segment is dedicated to the power of the Paterfamilias, both at home and in the Forum. Types of Roman entertainment are detailed, as are the wonders of Roman aqueducts and the Roman bath. Another section describes the defeat of the Celts by the Roman army and the gradual disintegration of the Empire after Caesar’s assassination. The episode closes with a review of Constantine’s leadership, the advance of Christianity, and the ultimate survival of the Eastern Roman Empire. [19 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Based on a series of books, the Time Compass uses innovative and stylized animation to portray significant historical events and transport the viewer through time to ancient civilizations from around the world. From simple inventions to influencing our modern government, these societies have shaped the way we live today.

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