Ancient History, Extended Length (XL)
In this box set of Drive Thru History you will receive 12 episodes with a total running time over 540 minutes. Each episode includes more content than on the individually sold DVD. With this extra content the individual episodes are 45 minutes long!
In the first episode Dave Stotts gets lost in the Eternal City, explores Palatine Hill (home to the Caesars), and you will learn about the Arch if Titus and its connection to one of the most important stories of all time-the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. This amazing, yet largely untold story will help you make sense of history and today’s headlines in a whole new way.
In the second episode Dave will take you on a grand tour that starts with modern auto racing, tracing back it’s connection to the Circus Maximus. You will learn that the Circus Maximus was the likely location of the start of the great fire of Rome-a fire some believe was started by Emperor Nero. This episode ends with a look at Nero and the first Christian persecutions, which include both of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
The last episode starts with the story of the Punic Wars and the great Carthaginian General Hannibal. Dave looks at Hannibal’s tactical brilliance including his use of war elephants. Next, it’s on to the Roman Coliseum where Dave “picks a fight” with one of those cheesy guys who mugs for pictures with tourists. You will learn more about this amazing place then you would imagine-including how all the gladiatorial bloodshed finally came to an end through a mild mannered monk.
Audio Commentaries, Discussion Guide, Series Promos and Previews