Video of the Moment: Really Vintage Ancient Rome Film

This one just showed up on Youtube and I am not familiar with the first bit; the second bit is from the 1907 version of Ben Hur, but this one’s really interesting (not least for scenes of gladiatorial fighting, the fire of Rome, Nero (maybe) etc.). You should check out the ‘time markers’ first to see what is coming up at Countrywide Productions (whence the video, it seems):


This Day in Ancient History: pridie nonas sextilias

pridie nonas sextilias
¶  70 A.D. — the Romans destroy the Temple in Jerusalem
¶  1701 — birth of Thomas Blackwell

¶  1707 – birth of Johann Augustus Ernesti