History Series / Rome

14th Apr '16 5:15:08 AM gravious
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Though he initially [[AintTooProudToBeg makes an unsuccessful attempt to bribe Titus Pullo into sparing him]], this is how Cicero meets his fate.]]
14th Apr '16 5:01:35 AM gravious
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** Octavian starts out as a weak and scrawny bookworm. After Caesar's death he raises his own army and becomes an important power broker, graduates to blood spattered triumvir and ends up as unchallenged master of Rome

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** Octavian starts out as a weak and scrawny bookworm. After Caesar's death he raises his own army and becomes an important power broker, graduates to blood spattered triumvir and ends up as unchallenged master of RomeRome.
* ToWinWithoutFighting: When it becomes apparent that Julius Caesar has [[PointOfNoReturn crossed the Rubicon]] with his legions intent on installing himself in Rome as its absolute ruler, the Republican faction in the city discuss how they can stop him. Pompey has to concede that an adequate defense cannot be mustered in time to stop him, and they must retreat from the capital. [[WhatTheHellHero Cato mercilessly chews him out for this.]]
--> '''Cato:''' You have lost Rome, without unsheathing your sword. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis You have lost! ROME!]]''
2nd Apr '16 4:54:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* HemoErotic: While Mark Antony is left to keep the peace in Rome while Caesar is away campaigning, he passes the time by having two prostitutes fight each other with swords. When one of them wounds the other, he licks up the blood.
30th Mar '16 3:56:01 AM damus2300
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** Anti-Semitism is tolerated. When Herod visits, citizens are told to keep the mockery of Jews at an "appropriate minimum".
27th Mar '16 11:58:52 PM damus2300
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Prayers, curses and even prophetic dreams often come true in this series. Whether or not it's origin is divine is never definitively answered.
26th Mar '16 8:04:07 PM damus2300
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Brutus and the other conspirators were appointed by Caesar, but presenting him as a tyrant and his murder as a tyrannicide would make all his edicts and appointments null and void, and the conspirators would lose all their power. Brutus is thus unable to justify Caesar's death to the people so they turn against him.
25th Mar '16 3:18:43 AM TompaDompa
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** After suffering a defeat by Caesar in Greece, the Senatorial faction argues about what to do next. Cisero and Brutus decide they're tired of running and are going to surrender to Ceasar. Brutus then calls Pompey Magnus an old fool just when Pompey walks into the tent. Subverted in that Pompey isn't angry with Brutus and admits that [[ItsAllMyFault they have reason to question his leadership]].
** Cisero is paying his respects to Brutus and the fellow conspirators in the murder of Julius Caesar, but complains when he finds they've left Marc Antony alive. Cisero then decides he's got [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere urgent business in the country]] and makes to leave, but not before saluting the "immortal liberators" from the tyrannic Caesar. Cisero then turns and bumps into Marc Antony who's just entered the room. Everyone enjoys his discomfiture.

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** After suffering a defeat by Caesar in Greece, the Senatorial faction argues about what to do next. Cisero Cicero and Brutus decide they're tired of running and are going to surrender to Ceasar.Caesar. Brutus then calls Pompey Magnus an old fool just when Pompey walks into the tent. Subverted in that Pompey isn't angry with Brutus and admits that [[ItsAllMyFault they have reason to question his leadership]].
** Cisero Cicero is paying his respects to Brutus and the fellow conspirators in the murder of Julius Caesar, but complains when he finds they've left Marc Antony alive. Cisero Cicero then decides he's got [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere urgent business in the country]] and makes to leave, but not before saluting the "immortal liberators" from the tyrannic Caesar. Cisero Cicero then turns and bumps into Marc Antony who's just entered the room. Everyone enjoys his discomfiture.



* {{Tyrannicide}}: The serie depicts the assassination of UsefulNotes/GaiusJuliusCaesar by Brutus and his allies at the end of the first season. When they later discuss the aftermath with Caesar's surviving ally Mark Antony, the latter points out that justifying Ceasar's murder as tyrannicide has created a conundrum for everyone, as all of Caesar's motions, including the appointment of Brutus' and Antony's offices, are legally null and void. The factions agree to [[DemocracyIsBad forego a new election]] by declaring Caesar's death accidental.

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* {{Tyrannicide}}: The serie depicts the assassination of UsefulNotes/GaiusJuliusCaesar by Brutus and his allies at the end of the first season. When they later discuss the aftermath with Caesar's surviving ally Mark Antony, the latter points out that justifying Ceasar's Caesar's murder as tyrannicide has created a conundrum for everyone, as all of Caesar's motions, including the appointment of Brutus' and Antony's offices, are legally null and void. The factions agree to [[DemocracyIsBad forego a new election]] by declaring Caesar's death accidental.
24th Mar '16 8:26:42 PM damus2300
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** After suffering a defeat by Caesar in Greece, the Senatorial faction argues about what to do next. Cisero and Brutus decide they're tired of running and are going to surrender to Ceasar. Brutus then calls Pompey Magnus an old fool just when Pompey walks into the tent. Subverted in that Pompey isn't angry with Brutus and admits that they have reason to question his leadership.

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** After suffering a defeat by Caesar in Greece, the Senatorial faction argues about what to do next. Cisero and Brutus decide they're tired of running and are going to surrender to Ceasar. Brutus then calls Pompey Magnus an old fool just when Pompey walks into the tent. Subverted in that Pompey isn't angry with Brutus and admits that [[ItsAllMyFault they have reason to question his leadership.leadership]].
24th Mar '16 8:04:43 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Rome''''' ([[ShortRunner 2005-2007]]) is a [[CostumeDrama semi-historical drama]] series co-produced by {{Creator/HBO}} and the Creator/{{BBC}}. It follows the lives of RealLife politicians, socialites, and soldiers in AncientRome starting with Caesar's [[DuringTheWar conquest of Gaul]] and progressing through the power struggles and ascension of Augustus as the first Roman emperor. It focuses on the adventures of two (semi-fictional)[[note]]Vorenus and Pullo are mentioned briefly in Caesar's writings, but nothing is known about them beyond that, making their characters almost entirely an invention of the show's creators[[/note]] soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who witness, and [[BeenThereShapedHistory sometimes influence]], the major events of the era. Features one of the most notable EvilMatriarch characters in contemporary TV history, Atia of the Julii.

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'''''Rome''''' ''Rome'' ([[ShortRunner 2005-2007]]) is a [[CostumeDrama semi-historical drama]] series co-produced by {{Creator/HBO}} and the Creator/{{BBC}}. It follows the lives of RealLife politicians, socialites, and soldiers in AncientRome starting with Caesar's [[DuringTheWar conquest of Gaul]] and progressing through the power struggles and ascension of Augustus as the first Roman emperor. It focuses on the adventures of two (semi-fictional)[[note]]Vorenus and Pullo are mentioned briefly in Caesar's writings, but nothing is known about them beyond that, making their characters almost entirely an invention of the show's creators[[/note]] soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who witness, and [[BeenThereShapedHistory sometimes influence]], the major events of the era. Features one of the most notable EvilMatriarch characters in contemporary TV history, Atia of the Julii.
24th Mar '16 7:27:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* RightBehindMe:
** After suffering a defeat by Caesar in Greece, the Senatorial faction argues about what to do next. Cisero and Brutus decide they're tired of running and are going to surrender to Ceasar. Brutus then calls Pompey Magnus an old fool just when Pompey walks into the tent. Subverted in that Pompey isn't angry with Brutus and admits that they have reason to question his leadership.
** Cisero is paying his respects to Brutus and the fellow conspirators in the murder of Julius Caesar, but complains when he finds they've left Marc Antony alive. Cisero then decides he's got [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere urgent business in the country]] and makes to leave, but not before saluting the "immortal liberators" from the tyrannic Caesar. Cisero then turns and bumps into Marc Antony who's just entered the room. Everyone enjoys his discomfiture.
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