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Author: Larry Klein, (Producer)Mark OlshakerRay Andrew HubbardColin LeightonDavid MacaulayAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in this Emmy Award-winning animated and live-action video. Roman City recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, Verbonia is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction television programs
Historical television programs
DVD (Digital video discs)
Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Klein, (Producer); Mark Olshaker; Ray Andrew Hubbard; Colin Leighton; David Macaulay; Derek Jacobi; Ian McKellen; Brian Blessed; John Sessions; Sophie Thompson; Geoffrey Matthews; Bob Kurtz; Richard Einhorn; Unicorn Projects, Inc.,; PBS Home Video,; Kurtz and Friends (Firm),
ISBN: 0793691176 9780793691173
OCLC Number: 64704700
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 1994.
Based on David Macaulay's book City : a Story of Roman Planning and Construction (Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1974).
Credits: Animation produced and directed by Bob Kurtz ; music, Richard Einhorn ; animation by Kurtz and Friends ; live action by Unicorn Projects, Inc ; cinematographer, Mike Fox ; editor, Milton Spencer.
Performer(s): Hosted by David Macaulay ; voice talents, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Brian Blessed, John Sessions, Sophie Thompson, Geoffrey Matthews, Sandra Clark, Jaramy Stockwell.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Contents: Introduction: Layout of a city --
Conquest and occupation of the native peoples of Gaul --
Water delivery: aqueducts and bathhouses --
Corruption and rebellion in the provinces --
Wealthy and working class cities --
Removing local rebellion and corruption --
Spectator events --
Threat against Caesar --
Total vision of life --
Credits.
Responsibility: a Unicorn Projects presents ; produced and directed by Larry Klein ; written and co-produced by Mark Olshaker ; executive producer, Ray Hubbard ; producer, Colin Leighton.

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The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in this Emmy Award-winning animated and live-action video. Roman City recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, Verbonia is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness.

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