Episode guide

The Treasures of Ancient Rome

Series 1

The Treasures of Ancient Rome

  • Warts 'n' All

    Art critic Alastair Sooke reveals how the Romans went from being mere copycats to pioneering a new style of warts 'n' all realism in the first of a three-part series.

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  • Pomp and Perversion

    From Claudius's pleasure palace to Hadrian's Pantheon, see the artistic legacy of Rome's eccentric emperors with Alastair Sooke. Sex and violence are key themes.

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    Alastair Sooke admires wonderfully preserved Roman treasures in Libya and Egypt as he charts the fall of this once-great Empire through its stunning artwork.

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