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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.
* 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 its 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.
* FateWorseThanDeath: When Gus is looking for someone to take Evictus's daughter Snobbia to the prom, he tries to get a date for her by asking a teen that he (Gus) had saved from drowning years ago. When Gus asked him for the favor, the teen asked Gus if he would instead throw him back in the lake to drown.
* 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.
** In ''Cyrano de Happius" we also get her friend, Curvia. And with a name like that you know exactly how this trope applies.
* 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..