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Ancient Rome Live

From The American Institute from Roman Culture

Ancient Rome Live (part of the American Institute for Roman Culture) is a free online learning platform that presents original content on ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.

Lessons and videos are created on site in museums, exhibits, archaeological parks, and individual monuments. The videos are housed on the platform Youtube channel. Ancient Rome Live also offers free monthly lectures and livestreams.

The platform offers online courses, on location week-long courses, and an online monthly Masterclass. The website includes an easy to use index of all discussed topics.


Collaborating for shared success

We are proud to partner with the following organisations, to further education about ancient Rome, and free access to original and engaging content.

We’re always on the lookout for new partners to help in this mission.

If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch today to discuss opportunities with our team.



St. Stephen’s School
NC State University


Uffizi Galleries
Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo
Museo Nazionale Roman: Crypta Balbi
Museo Naionale Romano: Museo delle Terme
Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Altemps
Museo Alto Medievo
Pompeii Sites
Aquinum Archaeological Site
Gabii Archaeological Site
ParcoColosseo: Palatine Hill, Forum Romanum, Colosseum

Ancient Rome Live has been cited in:

For the gladiators it may have been a day in the office, but for anyone else this was a terrifying place to be...

Darius Arya, Ancient Rome Live DirectorFrom 'Colosseum’s lifts return from depths of history' - Sunday times article (June 27 2021) about the opening of the Colosseum's hypogeum

We are the proud recipient of a CAAS Masciantonio Award

Meet The Team

Creating Ancient Rome Live

Darius Arya

Founder & Director

Erica Firpo

Director of Communications

Warren George


Michael Bartlett

Editorial Contributor

Jamie Heath


Miguel Palomino

Social Media

We need YOU!

We are looking for volunteers to join our team – contact us today!