Building the Ancient City: Athens and Rome

The first city of a million was built two thousand years ago. But how did they make Ancient Athens and Rome work without petrol, gas or electricity? Professor Wallace-Hadrill finds out.

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Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Thursdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History

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Episode 1x02; Aug 27, 2015

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill reveals how the Romans made their ancient megacity work.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: RomeAug 27, 2015
1x01: AthensAug 20, 2015
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