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TV documentary series from 2008. Starts at the transition period of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BC and ends with the last emperor in the 5th century AD. Includes these episodes:
Mary Beard is on a mission to uncover the real Caesar, and to challenge public perception. She seeks the answers to some big questions. How did he become a one-man ruler of Rome? How did he use spin and PR on his way to the top?
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.
Call Number: MOH 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 was one of the most successful films of the 1930's. (In German, no subtitles. PAL format)