Traveling Through Ancient Rome with Dr. Frischer

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Dr. Bernard Frischer created a special video to help us understand ancient Rome. Imagine it like a fun tour where we can see how the city looked a long time ago. There's a big river called Tibre that divides Rome into two parts. We fly over and see a huge temple, the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, on a hill called Capitoline. The year is 320 AD, and Rome is at its peak with lots of cool buildings.

We move to another hill, Palatine, with palaces for important people. There's even an imperial palace near Circus Maximus, a place for games and races. Rome had big markets, and people had different jobs. We fly over aqueducts, like water highways, and see how smart the Romans were. They brought water from far away to keep the city running. We also see baths, where people could relax.

Let's check out famous places like the Colosseum. It used to be a lake in an emperor's palace, but later, they turned it into a big arena for gladiator fights. We explore the Roman Forum, a central area with temples, courts, and monuments. There's a cool building called the Pantheon with a round shape. The Romans were excellent builders, making their city impressive and big.


1- What geographical feature divides Rome into two parts in the video?

2- Which hill in ancient Rome had palaces for important people, including an imperial palace near Circus Maximus?

3- What purpose did aqueducts serve in ancient Rome?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Smarthistory