History Series / Rome

25th May '16 11:02:46 PM FlyingSaucer
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lucius Vorenus has instances of this. Despite his wife cheating on him, he allows her son to live and raises him as his own. In Ancient Rome, it was legal for a man to kill his family. The fact he doesn't and even rescues them from slavery shows a lot of character.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lucius Vorenus has instances of this. Despite his wife cheating on him, he allows her son to live and raises him as his own. In Ancient Rome, it was legal for a man to kill his family. The fact he doesn't and even rescues them from slavery shows a lot of character.
25th May '16 9:41:50 AM 06tele
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Spectacularly done by Cicero against Antony. VillainousBreakdown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGd96SH57SA ensues.]][[note]]The Real Life Creator/{{Cicero}} dedicated 14 speechs against Antony, the ''Philipicae''[[/note]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Spectacularly done by Cicero against Antony. VillainousBreakdown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGd96SH57SA ensues.]][[note]]The Real Life Creator/{{Cicero}} dedicated 14 speechs against Antony, the ''Philipicae''[[/note]]''Philippicae''[[/note]]
19th May '16 10:52:33 PM tv1995
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* AnythingThatMoves: Mark "I'm not rising from this bed until I've fucked someone" Antony. Especially given, as a condition of marriage, Atia demands that Antony get rid of all the slaves-male or female-that he's bedded.

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* AnythingThatMoves: Mark "I'm not rising from this bed until I've fucked someone" Antony. Especially given, as a condition of marriage, Atia demands that Antony get rid of all the slaves-male or female-that he's bedded. There's also a scene where Antony stops the Roman army so he can have rough sex with a random farm girl.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lucius Vorenus has instances of this. Despite his wife cheating on him, he allows her son to live and raises him as his own. In Ancient Rome, it was legal for a man to kill his family. The fact he doesn't and even rescues them from slavery shows a lot of character.


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*** In Ancient Rome, it was actually an insult to be called a king because they believed that Rome truly became great when they abandoned their faulty monarchy centuries before.
19th May '16 10:43:48 PM tv1995
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* *This also later on becomes Antony and Octavian. They become political partners when Rome is divided and Antony [[ArrangedMarriage marries]] Octavia. After his family betrays him, he banishes Antony to Egypt, threatening to expose him as a cuckold. Later on, they both look for an opportunity to wage war, in which Octavian ultimately wins.

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* *This **This also later on becomes Antony and Octavian. They become political partners when Rome is divided and Antony [[ArrangedMarriage marries]] Octavia. After his family betrays him, he banishes Antony to Egypt, threatening to expose him as a cuckold. Later on, they both look for an opportunity to wage war, in which Octavian ultimately wins.
19th May '16 10:43:04 PM tv1995
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* This also later on becomes Antony and Octavian. They become political partners when Rome is divided and Antony [[ArrangedMarriage marries]]Octavia. After his family betrays him, he banishes Antony to Egypt, threatening to expose him as a cuckold. Later on, they both look for an opportunity to wage war, in which Octavian ultimately wins.

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* This *This also later on becomes Antony and Octavian. They become political partners when Rome is divided and Antony [[ArrangedMarriage marries]]Octavia.marries]] Octavia. After his family betrays him, he banishes Antony to Egypt, threatening to expose him as a cuckold. Later on, they both look for an opportunity to wage war, in which Octavian ultimately wins.
19th May '16 10:41:38 PM tv1995
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* This also later on becomes Antony and Octavian. They become political partners when Rome is divided and Antony [[ArrangedMarriage marries]]Octavia. After his family betrays him, he banishes Antony to Egypt, threatening to expose him as a cuckold. Later on, they both look for an opportunity to wage war, in which Octavian ultimately wins.
19th May '16 10:26:04 PM tv1995
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** [[spoiler:Pulio buries Eirene with proper ceremony for her people, even though it's not the Roman way. When Gaia admits on her deathbed to having poisoned Eirene, Pulio smothers Gaia and callously dumps her body in the river.]]

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** [[spoiler:Pulio buries Eirene with proper ceremony for her people, even though it's not the Roman way. When Gaia admits on her deathbed to having poisoned Eirene, Pulio smothers Gaia and callously dumps her body in the river.river, which for Ancient Romans is a way of cursing her to spend eternity in limbo.]]
19th May '16 10:23:31 PM tv1995
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** Implied when Cleopatra calls her brother her husband. This one is TruthInTelevision. Although, given the boy's age, it's likely the intended incest never actually had a chance to happen.

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** Implied when Cleopatra calls her brother her husband. This one is TruthInTelevision.TruthInTelevision as it was very common for Egyptian royals to marry their siblings in order to keep the blood line pure. Although, given the boy's age, it's likely the intended incest never actually had a chance to happen.
16th May '16 3:23:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* TiredOfRunning: After the disastrous Battle of Pharsalus, Cicero and Brutus abandon the other Optimates to surrender themselves to Caesar instead of fleeing to Egypt (Pompey) or Africa (Cato and Scipio). They fully expect Caesar to kill them, but they say they're simply tired of running. Caesar welcomes them into his camp with open arms, especially Brutus.
12th May '16 3:05:42 PM Pallo
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* AndStarring: James Purefoy as Mark Antony.

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* AndStarring: Ciarán Hinds as Caesar.
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James Purefoy as Mark Antony.Antony takes this spot in Season 2.
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