Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Themes in History > Art and Cultural History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

Art and Cultural History Art and Cultural History Forum - Music, Literature, Mythology, Visual Arts, Sports, Popular Culture


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:17 PM   #1

Germania_Echoes's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 118
Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Hi, everyone. I’m trying to pick up some songs to keep in the background while I work on my short stories. Seems to help! Any good, fairly modern songs concerning ancient Rome and especially the Roman army? I'm searching YouTube with little luck.

I’d like some ‘inspiring’ songs either about the army in its heyday or a ‘sad’ type of song about the empire falling. Any movie, game, etc. songs / soundtracks about ancient Germany, Rome, or the Celtic world? These are all areas for which I would like to find ‘theme songs.’ Also ancient Judea, perhaps a song played in a television series or movie about Rome and the siege of Jerusalem, etc. I realize I’m grasping at straws but I’d really like to jump-start my creativity!

Germania_Echoes
Germania_Echoes is offline  
Remove Ads
Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:24 PM   #2

bunyip's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,960
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


This is the only one which comes to mind,although I'm sure there are any more.There are several versions on Youtube; this one has Frank Sinatra.


The fountain in the song is the Fontna di Trevi, in Rome.


bunyip is offline  
Old October 3rd, 2010, 04:44 PM   #3

okamido's Avatar
knows what the bee knows
 
Joined: Jun 2009
From: land of Califia
Posts: 27,869
Blog Entries: 19
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Try this one:
okamido is offline  
Old October 3rd, 2010, 07:34 PM   #4

Pauke! Pauke!'s Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Incan....sort of
Perhaps this?

Last edited by Pauke! Pauke!; October 3rd, 2010 at 07:53 PM.
Pauke! Pauke! is offline  
Old October 4th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #5

Germania_Echoes's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 118
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Thanks for the replies, everyone! Please keep the suggestions coming! (Songs about the Roman army especially ---- I suppose they are easier to find than those concerning the Celts and ancient Germans . . .)


Germania_Echoes
Germania_Echoes is offline  
Old October 4th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #6
Suspended indefinitely
 
Joined: Aug 2010
From: Central Macedonia
Posts: 17,763
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??



Iron Maiden - Alexander The Great - Video Clip
Thessalonian is offline  
Old October 5th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #7

Kirialax's Avatar
Megas Domestikos
 
Joined: Dec 2009
From: Canada
Posts: 3,597
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Perhaps you'll like this:
Kirialax is offline  
Old October 6th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #8

Germania_Echoes's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 118
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Thanks for the replies, all. To give a better idea of what kind of song I am looking for, my current favorite is Rome: Total War, "Forever." I would like modern songs like that, about the glory of the army, etc, spoken from a man's point of view. Are there any songs like this or am I barking up the wrong tree? Any game soundtracks / movie soundtracks ("Centurion," "Gladiator", etc. type) that speak of the might of the army as a soldier might see it? Any songs about the Romans' Judean, Celtic, or German campaigns? I'm very picky when it comes to my music, I'm 'fraid :-)


Germania_Echoes
Germania_Echoes is offline  
Old October 6th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #9

Salah's Avatar
Last of the Mohicans
¤ Blog of the Year ¤
 
Joined: Oct 2009
From: Baltimorean-in-exile
Posts: 21,177
Blog Entries: 178
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Do you have the soundtrack for Gladiator? It's mostly just the music but there is a song or two.
Salah is offline  
Old October 7th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #10

Germania_Echoes's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 118
Re: Modern Songs About Rome and Other Ancient Cultures??


Hi, all. I checked out the Gladiator soundtrack but I'm looking more for songs with deeply inspiring lyrics, not just music. I love "Forever" from Rome Total War but cannot find anything like that, a song from a soldier's point of view or a song about the might of Rome and her army. Very frustrating, it is :-P


Germania_Echoes
Germania_Echoes is offline  
Reply

  Historum > Themes in History > Art and Cultural History

Tags
ancient, cultures, modern, rome, songs


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ancient Man VS. Modern Man Lincoln_Augustus Ancient History 77 March 29th, 2010 09:23 PM
Quiz - Ancient Rome Superman Ancient History 20 April 18th, 2009 03:40 PM
How can Ancient China go modern? mick11 Asian History 4 December 14th, 2008 12:51 PM
Ancient Races in Modern Countries ironfelix Ancient History 16 September 3rd, 2008 06:39 PM
Cool way to investigate ancient cultures pisces87saw Ancient History 1 November 18th, 2006 04:24 PM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.