Gregory S. Aldrete is Professor Emeritus of History at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the author of 7 books and 6 Teaching Company/Great Courses on ancient history. For more information, see his website: https://gregorysaldrete.com Gregory's lecture will examine two of the most famous movies set in ancient Rome, and will analyze the historical accuracy of their plot, sets, costumes, and characters. Discover how true-to-life Ben-Hur's (1959) spectacular chariot race and naval battle really are, and find out whether Gladiator’s (2000) depiction of the lives and deaths of Roman gladiators and of the pivotal emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus are more fact or fiction.
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