David Macaulay: Roman City: Omens in the Woods
00:36:20 - 00:36:56
  • History → Ancient Rome → Roman Religion
A group of Romans traveling through a dark wood hesitant when they experience a thunderstorm with a cloudless sky and black birds circling in the wrong direction. This clip shows Roman proclivities towards omen and superstition.

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  1. What does the Roman mean by portends?
  2. Why do they turn back?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    summarize the fundamental ideas and institutions of Western civilizations that originated in Greece ...

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