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A potted history of ancient Rome

Watch an animated video created by University of Reading students, showing a ''potted history of Rome' from 753 BC to 337 AD.

Watch our ‘potted history of Rome’ for a light-hearted approach to Rome’s fascinating but complex history from 753 BC to 337 AD. I hope you enjoy this animated introduction, and that it helps you navigate the different periods of Rome’s history in the weeks ahead.

This animation was created by Guy Horsfall, Todd Howson Moxey and Will Day, students from the University of Reading’s Typography and Graphic Communication department.

If you’d like a more in-depth look at the history of Rome, you can view this interactive timeline or read the PDF version of the timeline (without images). You will re-visit the timeline, along with supplementary information, in Week 2 of the course.

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