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Old January 19th, 2018, 06:03 PM   #1

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Old January 23rd, 2018, 12:51 PM   #2

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Well one of the things that annoyed me the most are the totally fake Roman armors ....
I mean cmon , still with the leather fake stuff recycled from 1950 movies?

Then the Black legionaries ? Really that seems just another hollywood bend to perbenism , goodism and transform the Roman army in a sort of imitation of the US army with a multycolored composition wich was never the case .
Roman legionaries were roman citizens, at the best the darkest soldier could have been a North African in the Auxiliaries and even then most Berbers are not as dark skinned and mostly light , just sun tanned. But Subsaharian Legionaries lol.... I mean why forcing history twists like those?
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 01:09 PM   #3

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Yeah, and they probably didn't speak English in those days either.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 01:12 PM   #4
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Yeah, and they probably didn't speak English in those days either.
I have it on good authority from TV that Roman aristocracy spoke in upper-class British accents.
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Old January 24th, 2018, 05:27 AM   #5
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I have it on good authority from TV that Roman aristocracy spoke in upper-class British accents.
I assume Rome is somewhere in Westros?
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Old January 24th, 2018, 05:32 AM   #6
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I've watched up to ep 6 and can’t say I’m much of a fan. I always like to try a new show for a good few episodes to get understand the characters more, in this instance, I was quite disappointed. The depiction of the Druids as outsiders with lots of sway over the population is, AFAIK, as real as we all know. The brutality of Rome and her conquests (right to conquest) is shown accurately IMO, being stated outright a few times.

I’m not really seeing any plot lines that haven’t already been played out in GoT, with I must say, much deeper characters.

Anyone else seen the series beyond ep 6? Should I keep watching?
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Old January 24th, 2018, 07:37 AM   #7

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I have it on good authority from TV that Roman aristocracy spoke in upper-class British accents.
Most of the time Roman aristos speak upper class British cut glass accents- but note Peter Bowles' performance as British aristo Caratacus in I Claudius- pure Yorkshire! ("If t'sword is all you can show oos Britons..") Maybe he should have starred in 'T'Manor born.'

Can't be doing with Sword and Sandal fantasy. I much prefer history, for me the classic piece on the period is still 'Warrior Queen' with Sian Phillips as Boudicca and Nigel Hawthorne as the sneaky Catus Decianus!

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Just finished watching whole series and I quite enjoyed it-- historical rubbish as far as accuracy (my god one of the characters is seen eating a rabbit introduced by the Normans to Britain totally ruins the show!) is concerned but enjoyable enough.
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Then the Black legionaries ?
Gotta keep the eternally opressed and deprived vocal PC sjw minority quiet. (at the expence of the rest of us historical accuracy enjoying people)
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Just finished watching whole series and I quite enjoyed it-- historical rubbish as far as accuracy (my god one of the characters is seen eating a rabbit introduced by the Normans to Britain totally ruins the show!) is concerned but enjoyable enough.
I always thought rabbits were introduced by the Romans. A bit of googling confirms that there's at least one rabbit known from a Roman era archaeological context in Norfolk.
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