Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 D45 2005
Sequel to The robe, set in Rome after the death of Christ. The mad emperor Caligula is obsessed with obtaining the robe of Christ which has been entrusted to Demetrius, a devout Christian who turns his back on God, enters the arena and becomes the most famous gladiator in Rome.
Jewish nobleman Judah Ben-Hur opposes the Roman tyranny in the times of Christ, and through his opposition brings tragedy to himself and his family. Includes the 1925 silent version with Ramon Navarro.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 F25 2008
Marcus Aurelius Antonius is philosopher-emperor of Rome who summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus...
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 S632 2004
Sold into slavery as a young boy and sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the owner of a Roman gladiator school...
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.L5 T76 2005
In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus. The result is an epic war in which the Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege...
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1992.8.B55 R6 2009
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control...
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 A3 2010
Set at the end of the 4th century, a young slave in ancient Egypt must choose between joining the Christianity movement, which will give him freedom, and Hypatia, the woman he loves, who is his master and an atheist.
In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 C3 2000
An 8-year old Sicilian princess is kidnapped by pirates, eventually becoming a slave in Carthage. When she reaches adulthood, she attempts to win her freedom again, whatever the costs. Set in the third century B.C. during the Punic Wars.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 D43 2001
A Mussolini-era war epic commissioned by Italy's fascist government, meant to invoke popular support by celebrating the exploits of Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus as he successfully battled the army of Hannibal.
The story of Antony, the once-heralded leader who becomes stupified with passion and degenerates into a fool, and the multi-faceted Cleopatra. This is also available online in the BBC Shakespeare Plays database.
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to extract his revenge and determine his destiny. Set in contemporary times.
Shakespeare's tale of Titus, who returns to Rome after a victory against the Goths, bringing as captives their queen Tamora and her sons, one of whom is sacrificed... This is also available online in the BBC Shakespeare Plays database.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.I8 E34 2003
Sophocles' play, with added prologue and epilogue set in modern times, is extended into the present and points out that the motives of the ancient tragedy still exist today. (In Italian with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.L5 L9 1987
Film retelling of Aristophanes' work about the Athenian woman who, disgusted by the way men have ruined the country with their endless wars, convinces other women they can end the wars by withholding sexual favors from their husbands. (Modern Greek dialog with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.L5 A37 1983
The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.L5 C4 1983
The play opens as Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile with his friend Pylades and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father Agamemnon's tomb. His sister Electra and the Chorus of Trojan Women come to offer libation at the tomb.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.L5 E8 1983
In this drama which concludes the Oresteia, the goddess Athena is called upon to decide whether orestes is to be punished for his murder of Clytomnestra, or whether his life should be spared, thus ending the cycle of bloody retribution.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.G4 A66 2005
Jupiter takes the shape of Amphitryon in order to enjoy the love of Amphitryon's wife, Alcmene. Based on the play by von Kleist, this cabaret-style treatment was one of the most successful films of the 1930's.
Fellini recreates the bawdy and lecherous days of Nero's reign in ancient Rome and its lack of concern with human dignity and obsession with perverse sex. The film is also an allegorical satire of the self-indulgence of modern society. (In Italian with English subtitles)
In 60 B.C., Vercingétorix is a strong, peaceful Gallic chieftain with a legacy to protect his fellow Druids in the Celtic Isles. But when Julius Caesar and his Roman army declare war, Vercingétorix has no choice but to fight. (In French, no subtitles, PAL format)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 A76 2000
It's 50 B.C. and a small village in Gallic France is under siege by the Romans. Panoramix, the druid, cooks up a magic potion which helps the little warrior Astérix and his friends to hold their own. But the Romans then kidnap Panoramix to discover the secret of his tribe's strength.