History YMMV / Rome

29th Sep '17 3:57:21 PM TompaDompa
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** All politicians and old Roman generals mentioned fits in the context. For example, in Greece, when Pompey and his senators are discussing how they will share power, since [[TemptingFate Caesar will soon be crushed]], they talk about Lucius Manlius Torquatus, Marcus Terrentius Varro, Titus Labienus and Lucius Scribonius Libo. All four of them were real supporters of Pompey, that all went to Greece with him, some having defected from Caesar's side.

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** All politicians and old Roman generals gentes mentioned fits in the context. For example, in Greece, when Pompey and his senators are discussing how they will share power, since [[TemptingFate Caesar will soon be crushed]], they talk about Lucius Manlius Torquatus, Marcus Terrentius Varro, Titus Labienus and Lucius Scribonius Libo. All four of them were real supporters of Pompey, that all went to Greece with him, some having defected from Caesar's side.
29th Sep '17 1:05:13 PM Scoutstr295
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** All politicians and old Roman gens mentioned fits in the context. For example, in Greece, when Pompey and his senators are discussing how they will share power, since [[TemptingFate Caesar will soon be crushed]], they talk about Lucius Manlius Torquatus, Marcus Terrentius Varro, Titus Labienus and Lucius Scribonius Libo. All four of them were real supports of Pompey, that all went to Greece with him, some having defected from Caesar's side.

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** All politicians and old Roman gens generals mentioned fits in the context. For example, in Greece, when Pompey and his senators are discussing how they will share power, since [[TemptingFate Caesar will soon be crushed]], they talk about Lucius Manlius Torquatus, Marcus Terrentius Varro, Titus Labienus and Lucius Scribonius Libo. All four of them were real supports supporters of Pompey, that all went to Greece with him, some having defected from Caesar's side.
10th Sep '17 7:27:47 AM TrollBrutal
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* LoveToHate: Atia is a conniving harpy, but she is so casually petulant and whimsical that it's hard to stay mad at her. On top of that, Polly Walker's delivery is so good that her unapologetic villainy is hilarious most of the time.

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* LoveToHate: Atia is a ''Pudenda Voluntariosa'' Atia. A conniving harpy, but she is so casually petulant and whimsical that it's hard to stay mad at her. On top of that, Polly Walker's delivery is so good that her unapologetic villainy is hilarious most of the time.
10th Sep '17 6:45:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHWGAYzQFss "Triumph"]], played during the triumphal marches of Julius Caesar and Octavian, will make you want to become a conqueror yourself.
24th Aug '17 7:59:24 AM Aurelian
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** Vorenus is outraged that Caesar has marched into Italy with his army, boasting that his father "rode with Sulla". Just a generation before Caesar, Sulla himself committed a great sacrilege by turning his army against the city of Rome and seizing power.

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** Vorenus is outraged that Caesar has marched into Italy with his army, boasting but boasts that his father "rode with Sulla". Just a generation before Caesar, earlier, Sulla himself committed a great sacrilege did the same as Caesar by turning his army against the city of Rome and seizing power.power (far more brutally than Caesar).
24th Aug '17 12:44:34 AM Aurelian
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** Vorenus is outraged that Caesar has marched into Italy with his army, boasting that his father "rode with Sulla". Just a generation before Caesar, Sulla himself committed a great sacrilege by turning his army against the city of Rome and seizing power.
20th Aug '17 12:22:54 AM BatmanKalEl
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** The show presents one for Brutus. Instead of a [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar righteous crusader]] who kills Caesar out of a sense of duty, he's a MommasBoy with an OedipusComplex who gets duped into killing Caesar (his [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father]], and his mom's lover) because of a petty family feud that he wants nothing to do with.

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** The show presents one for Brutus. Instead of a [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar righteous crusader]] who kills Caesar out of a sense of duty, he's a MommasBoy with an OedipusComplex who gets duped into killing Caesar (his [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father]], and his mom's lover) lover, and possibly his biological father) because of a petty family feud that he wants nothing to do with.
26th Jul '17 6:15:07 PM creader
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* TearJerker:
** The undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain strangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.
** Poor Eirene, after being forced into slavery and sold of to Vorenus's household, she eventually found solace with a fellow slave. Then one day, she found out her Master's best friend had bought her freedom and even brought her a gift to celebrate. Only, when she went off to try said gift, said friend brutally murdered her lover out of sheer jealousy. Then, after forgiving the murderer (although not without trying to kill him first), she had a semblance of a loving family life. Only to have it brutally cut short as she was poisoned by a jealous Gaia.
** Servillia might be a JerkAssWoobie, but there's something heartbreaking when Caesar, whom she stayed loyal too and even risked life and humiliation to prove said loyalty, ultimately discards her out of politics. Also, her reaction to Brutus' death, was to try wearing her death mask before breaking down, weeping that she was 'so tired of sleeping.' She may have behind a lot of deaths, but it's also obvious that a lot of her pain and suffering could have been avoided.
** Atia when she was publicly scorned by Anthony. At first, she tried to fool herself, excusing Anthony's dismissal as Cleopatra's orders. When assured that it wasn't the case, she breaks down, slaps Vorenus and runs away.
** Posca weeping over Caesar's dead body, calling out for his 'dominus'.
** Brutus' SuicideByCop.
8th May '17 5:04:29 PM madame_newbie
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* TearJerker: The undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain strangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.

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* TearJerker: The TearJerker:
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undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain strangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.spectacle.
** Poor Eirene, after being forced into slavery and sold of to Vorenus's household, she eventually found solace with a fellow slave. Then one day, she found out her Master's best friend had bought her freedom and even brought her a gift to celebrate. Only, when she went off to try said gift, said friend brutally murdered her lover out of sheer jealousy. Then, after forgiving the murderer (although not without trying to kill him first), she had a semblance of a loving family life. Only to have it brutally cut short as she was poisoned by a jealous Gaia.
** Servillia might be a JerkAssWoobie, but there's something heartbreaking when Caesar, whom she stayed loyal too and even risked life and humiliation to prove said loyalty, ultimately discards her out of politics. Also, her reaction to Brutus' death, was to try wearing her death mask before breaking down, weeping that she was 'so tired of sleeping.' She may have behind a lot of deaths, but it's also obvious that a lot of her pain and suffering could have been avoided.
** Atia when she was publicly scorned by Anthony. At first, she tried to fool herself, excusing Anthony's dismissal as Cleopatra's orders. When assured that it wasn't the case, she breaks down, slaps Vorenus and runs away.
** Posca weeping over Caesar's dead body, calling out for his 'dominus'.
** Brutus' SuicideByCop.
6th Oct '16 8:38:04 AM TrollBrutal
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--> '''Mark Antony''': I ''shall'' be a good politician... even if it kills me. Or if it kills anyone else, for that matter.

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--> ---> '''Mark Antony''': I Antony:'''I ''shall'' be a good politician... even if it kills me. Or if it kills anyone else, for that matter.



** Poor, helpless Octavia. She is pimped by her own mother to a repulsive old man and blackmailed by her dominating lesbian lover into [[spoiler: having sex with her brother]]. This continues in Season Two, where said brother is master of the family and now pimping her to Mark Antony instead. Downplayed in that none of the crap happen to her [[BrokenBird breaks her]], exactly, just turns her more and more cynical and resigned.

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** Poor, helpless Octavia. She is pimped by her own mother to a repulsive old man and blackmailed driven by her dominating lesbian lover into [[spoiler: having sex with her brother]]. This continues in Season Two, where said brother is master of the family and now pimping her to Mark Antony instead. Downplayed in that none of the crap happen to her [[BrokenBird breaks her]], exactly, just turns her more and more cynical and resigned.
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