David Macaulay relives the winding and sometimes surreal journey toward the completion of Rome Antics, his illustrated homage to the historic city.
It’s a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior.
Terry Jones’ Barbarians is a 4-part TV documentary series first broadcast on BBC 2 in 2006.
Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.
This is a study of the modes of political and cultural communication which led to a rare level of ‘intervisibility’ between the various societies and states along the Silk Road in the Late Antique period (roughly 300-700 CE).
Christopher Lightfoot, Curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers insights on the Lod Mosaic.
In trying to understand the world, they began a serious study of science, mathematics, astronomy, engineering and philosophy. For these endeavours, ancient Greece came to stand among the great civilizations.
Exploring the ways in which we use the classical past and to what extent and why it remains relevant today and important for our future.