The "Acta Diurna" was created by the students of Bates College in Professor Margaret Imber's course, The Roman Civilization: The Republic (CMHI 108). It is meant to be a recreation of what Roman "television" would have been like during the night of Julius Caesar's funeral. The class was broken up into groups and each was tasked with the unique representation of a certain aspect of Caesar's life. Each group was also asked to create a commercial for an ancient Roman product. The combination of all of these segments and commercial is the "Acta Diurna"