Claudius: Boy of Ancient Rome

This one’s kind of interesting … I’m poking around the Internet Archive and came across this short film put out by Encyclopedia Britannica back in 1964. It is an interesting look at daily life in ancient Rome and could very well be used in a classroom — it’ll definitely get giggles at some points — you sometimes wish that someone would step out and say “Hi, I’m Troy McClure”. Outside of giving a nice overview of slavery, education, etc. through the eyes of a young boy named Claudius and his friend/slave Vistus, there is actually some Latin dialogue scattered throughout (with subtitles). Even better, much of it is shot on the set of Fall of the Roman Empire. Worth a look …

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