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[[caption-width-right:212:The modern Iron Age family.]]

This animated series from Creator/HannaBarbera is about a DomCom family in "ancient" Rome. As on ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', AnachronismStew is an essential part of this series--but the starting point is later. It aired only in the 1972-73 season on NBC.

The head of the family is Augustus "Gus" Holiday. He has a wife, Laurie; a daughter, Precocia, and a son, Happius, or "Happy"/"Hap" for short—much like ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (although unlike that show, this family features an older brother and younger sister). Their pet lion, Brutus, is a BigEater.
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!!'''Tropes''':
* AnachronismStew: Like its sibling shows the Romans have a lot of things that did not exist in the real Roman era.
* AncientRome: This is the setting of the show.
* BambooTechnology: As typical, a cat is the bank's siren by pulling it's tail, elephants help with construction, etc.
* BigEater: Brutus eats all the time, much to Gus's trouble.
* BowlingForRatings: Gus goes bowling in a few episodes.
* CanisLatinicus: It mostly ties in to the Meaningful Names of the characters.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Four issues were published by Creator/GoldKeyComics (February–November 1973). The first three were drawn by Pete Alvarado; the final issue was drawn by Jack Manning.
* DeadpanSnarker: Precocia has her moments of this.
* FeudingFamilies: A not as violent example comes in the rivalry between the Holidays and Groovia's family in "Hectic Holiday"
* FlintstoneTheming: Names will follow on some kind of joke about Roman era objects.
* HappilyMarried: Gus and Laurie are a pretty happy couple together.
* MeanBoss: Mr. Tycoonius has his moments and even more so his client in "Switch is Which?" manages to be this to Gus, Tycoonius and the landlord Evictus.
* MeaningfulName: Their landlord is named Evictus, and Gus' boss at the marble quarry ([[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones déjà vu?]]) is Tycoonius.
* PantyShot: Precocia in "Hectic Holiday." More a case of innocent panties.
* PlayingCyrano: Hap tries to do this for his friend Tremulus and manages to bungle things up in epic fashion.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: While most of the episodes usually feature Gus as the main character, several episodes instead make the show more about Happius and Groovia. In ''Cyrano de Happius'', a beta teen couple is also introduced and the show feels much closer to the similar WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones teen shows.
* ShesGotLegs: Groovia in her toga shows off her legs.
* ShoutOut: The title is a pun on the film ''Film/RomanHoliday''.
* SingleIssueLandlord: Evictus is sometimes this. He sometimes comes in on a crusade to get the Holidays kicked out of the apartment for one specific reason.
* TwinSwitch: Used more than once. In "The Lion's Share", the corrupt owners of the pound switch Brutus with another lion, that happens to be Brutus's father. Then in "Star for a Day" Hap finds he is an exact duplicate of Davey Cassius and ends up switching places with him.
* WackyRacing: The ending climax of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Chariot Wash" is a chariot race with plenty of shenanigans..
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