Still my favorite TV show to date. It has all the elements I need. Great story, beautiful cinematography, amazing costume design and and firm attempt at historical accuracy. While nowhere near a "true story" I feel that the creators of Rome really went out of their way to research ancient Rome in order to give their story the feeling of authenticity that it has. (The DVD box sets even included an educational setting where you could pause throughout an episode and learn about ancient Rome.)
The Actors in this show all put their best efforts into their work. Tutus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus are finally realized as they are given the identities that History does not provide. Two of Histories Greatest warriors can now be accounted for. That alone gained my apreciation for this show but without it there is plenty to admire. The accuracy of the historical figures is great but they went even further and gave many, a more real apperence. Such as cleopatra and brutus. Others include cicero and ceacar.
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Is it great TV sure is, Is it AT ALL historically accurate. NO NO NO, So enjoy it, but never take any of this as fact. Again Entertainment only. Some aspects snuggle up to real history.. Kinda like when your mom tells you, half the truth is worse than a whole lie. a touch of the truth goes along way in selling the story.
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