Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rome

Rome, on HBO
I've always been fascinated by Rome.  From the Latin language studies in high school to the study abroad experiences and several follow-on trips to the eternal city, there is no place like the center of the Western world before Christ.

So, it would come as no surprise that I followed the series, Rome, with great interest.  Unfortunately, HBO financed a series that cost too much money and did not find enough of an audience, but it was spectacular while it lasted and provided a too-short glimpse into the seminal period of Roman history when Julius Caesar instigated the transformation of Rome from a senate-driven republic into a emperor-ruled dynasty.  I definitely recommend checking out the two seasons of episodes that chronicled Caesar's rise followed by Octavian's ascendancy - it's fascinating television.


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