The Treasures of Ancient Rome

Series 1 - 2. Pomp and Perversion

About this programme

2/3. Alastair Sooke reveals how the Romans' obsession with sex and violence was reflected in their art, and dons a wetsuit to visit the remains of emperor Claudius's pleasure palace. He also examines the bombastic pieces the Republic has become renowned for, including monumental arches and columns whose imagery relays the story of glorious military victories. Plus, the story of the emperor Hadrian, who redesigned the Pantheon in Rome.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Alastair Sooke

Crew

Director
Tim Dunn
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Producer
Tim Dunn
Categories
Documentary

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