Ancient History Movies and TV

Ancient History is often a popular topic for films and television. In this section, we offer you information about just some of the interesting depictions of antiquity that have made it to big and small screen.

The film Agora, starring Rachel Weisz, is now being seeing in theatres in North America and Europe. This historical epic is set in Roman Egypt and focuses on the life and death of Hypatia (d.415), a Greek scholar from Alexandria, considered the first women scientists in history. Click here to learn more about the film.


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Spartacus: Blood and SandSpartacus: Sand and Blood

This television series, which began in 2010, reimagines the story of Spartacus, who led a slave revolt against the Roman Republic …