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Subject: History

Timeblazers: History and More Series

"Highly Recommended. Each episode provides an interesting, engaging history lesson packaged in a kid-friendly format. Viewers can discuss what we can learn from history. What lessons have historical events taught us? How have things we take for granted today evolved over the centuries? Viewers can have fun looking Click for more

19. Ancient History: The Romans

19. Ancient History: The Romans

What civilization is no longer around us but what they did is all around us? Timeblazers Jen (Heidi Leigh) and Sam (Mike Ackerman) travel back in time with Alex (Stephen Joffe) to ancient Rome to help him solve this riddle. First, he learns how Greeks and Romans believed in similar gods, but Romans called them different names, such as Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune, the names of planets we still use today. Then he discovers that Rome's name dates back to the legend of Romulus and Remus. Next he learns about Roman legions and how they helped to expand the Roman Empire for over 600 years; then how Romans set up a Republic, which included a Senate, who ran their government, until 49 B.C., when Julius Caesar took over the leadership as an Emperor. Although a series of fanatical emperors ruled ancient Rome, their original political ideas remain. Next Alex sees that the Romans invented the first system for getting water into their cities, called an aqueduct, which inspired our modern sewer system today. Then he visits the Roman Coliseum, which was the world's first mega sports arena; also he learns that buildings such as the Treasury Building and Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. are all Romanesque in style. 05/10DE IJ 30 min.
Also See: Ancient Rome: 800 B.C. to 600 A.D.

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