Projet "Naumachie de Titus"

Abstract : A team of scientists, artists and computer graphics designers are working on a short film showing the greatest Roman spectacle of all time. Called “naumachia” by the ancients, it constituted the reenactment of a complete naval battle in the heart of ancient Rome, with thousands of slaves fighting to the death aboard life-size ships in a gigantic water basin. Directed by Gérald Cariou, a beneficiary of a grant from Antiquity Studies (in collaboration with David Bustany, computer graphics designer and Erwan Seure Le Bihan, illustrator), this documentary is both scientific as well as educational and based on five years of research. It will also show the diverse facets of Rome in the 1st century A.D., its urbanism and architecture (the ancient Trastevere quarter), the daily life, naval combat and the largest and most spectacular arena in the City, the Naumachia built by Augustus Ceasar.
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Gérald Cariou. Projet "Naumachie de Titus". Virtual Retrospect, Robert Vergnieux, Nov 2003, Biarritz, France. pp.44-50. ⟨hal-01741936⟩



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