History YMMV / Rome

10th Jun '16 2:26:35 AM AetherMaster
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** Pullo, by all accounts, is not a nice guy. One can't help but feel sorry for him though when Gaia kills his wife and unborn child simply because she wanted to sleep with him.



* TearJerker: The undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain stangled 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 undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain stangled 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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** Eirene. Nearly everything that happens to her in the series is pretty awful. To start with, she was kidnapped and enslaved from her homeland. Then she has her beloved killed by Pullo after he frees her from slavery, since he intended to marry her. She contemplates murdering Pullo when he's incapacitated, but she decides to forgive him and the two get married in the second season. It seems like the two are happy for a while and Eirene becomes pregnant with Pullo's child, but then in comes Gaia. After Gaia disrespects Eirene in public, she asks Pullo to beat Gaia for being an unruly slave, but they end up having rough sex. Now that Gaia knows that Pullo wants her, she poisons Eirene with an abortifacient, who dies from blood loss with her unborn child.
25th May '16 9:45:03 AM 06tele
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** 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.

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** 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.
18th Apr '16 4:13:56 PM Farnham
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** It's hard not to feel a little sorry for Pompey as his army is defeated and his forces disintegrate around him, especially when you see him doing everything he can to keep his family's spirits up as hope for finding some refuge dwindles.

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** It's hard not to feel a little sorry for Pompey as his army is defeated and his forces disintegrate around him, especially when you see him doing everything he can to keep his family's spirits up as hope for finding some refuge dwindles. By the time Vorenus and Pullo encounter and capture him, he is a completely broken man.
18th Apr '16 4:08:23 PM Farnham
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The [[LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karmic]] DeathByIrony of Brutus, stabbed by several people in the same time, as he stands in the middle of them, like Caesar. Aeschylus' anvil [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped needed to be dropped]] : "By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die".

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The [[LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karmic]] DeathByIrony of Brutus, stabbed by several people soldiers of Caesar's old legion in the same time, as he stands in the middle of them, like Caesar. Aeschylus' anvil [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped needed to be dropped]] : "By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die".
2nd Mar '16 12:00:45 PM fgenzo159
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The [[LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karmic]] DeathByIrony of Brutus, stabbed by several people in the same time, as he stands in the middle of them, like Caesar. Aeschylus' anvil [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped needed to be dropped]] : "By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die".
28th Feb '16 3:02:39 PM creader
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Definitely in episode 11, when Lucius Vorenus jumps into the gladiator arena to aid Titus Pullo.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Several oneliners, such as: "I was at an orgy, Mother."
27th Feb '16 4:23:52 AM fgenzo159
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* GeniusBonus: Many, many, many. While there's plenty of historical inaccuracies, there's just as many where a student of Rome (or just a well informed viewer) can get an extra kick. Case in point, Caesar's demand that the Egyptians pay back "Seventeen thousand thousand ''drachma''" is a bit more impressive if you know he's demanding the equivalent of six hundred and fifty million dollars, in cash. Or Atia's reference to sending Servilia a well-endowed slave and "six barrels of ice." Six barrels of ice, in Roman times, would have been worth a small fortune: Atia is sending Servilia the same things Atia herself prizes, sex and money (money being, in some ways, the same as power). Or the references to slaves "buying their freedom." Roman slaves were required by law to be paid a small stipend-nothing like a wage, let alone a living wage as we would think of it, but a supply of money nonetheless. Some, especially skilled tradesmen, managed to save enough to buy themselves, making them freed men.

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* GeniusBonus: Many, many, many. While there's plenty of historical inaccuracies, there's just as many where a student of Rome (or just a well informed viewer) can get an extra kick.
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Case in point, Caesar's demand that the Egyptians pay back "Seventeen thousand thousand ''drachma''" is a bit more impressive if you know he's demanding the equivalent of six hundred and fifty million dollars, in cash. Or cash.
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Atia's reference to sending Servilia a well-endowed slave and "six barrels of ice." Six barrels of ice, in Roman times, would have been worth a small fortune: Atia is sending Servilia the same things Atia herself prizes, sex and money (money being, in some ways, the same as power). Or the references
** References
to slaves "buying their freedom." Roman slaves were required by law to be paid a small stipend-nothing like a wage, let alone a living wage as we would think of it, but a supply of money nonetheless. Some, especially skilled tradesmen, managed to save enough to buy themselves, making them freed men.
** 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.
26th Feb '16 10:47:30 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The show presents one for Brutus. Instead of a 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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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The show presents one for Brutus. Instead of a [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar righteous crusader 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.
24th Aug '15 4:55:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** In-universe, this is also the reaction of Octavia and her friend Jocasta when they walk into the house and find Atia and her men bloodily torturing a servant boy.
24th Aug '15 4:50:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting: Early in the series, 16-year-old Max Pirkis played then 11-year-old Octavian. By the time his character's age caught up with him in season 2, he looked too young to play an adult Octavian, so they replaced him with 27-year-old Simon Woods starting at an episode where Octavian should be 21.



* WordOfGod [[spoiler: says Vorenus survived his wound in the last episode]].
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