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    The Battle Against Rome - The Battle Of Varus

    I found it for sale on a Dutch language website (using google translate), but crucially the DVD is listed as also being in English: http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.bol.com/nl/p/dvd/battle-against-rome/1002004007767326/index.html&ei=k8rvTqTsA4vG8QPzloX9CQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.bol.com/nl/p/dvd/battle-against-rome/1002004007767326/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3Dm9S%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Dimvns A nice Christmas present it would make.
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    Lustrum by Robert Harris

    I have read "Imperium" and am now half way through "Lustrum". Imperium was an excellent book, I read it twice, and Lustrum is looking to be even better. Harris has a long standing interest in Ancient Rome himself and the books are written as closely to historical fact and to what we know of the principals characters actions as possible. They are about politics, public and private, in late republican Rome. They are narrated by his private secretary 'Tiro', as a very old man in Augustan Rome, long after Ciceros death. Cicero is the main character obviously but Caesar, Crassus, Pompeii, Cato, Cataline and a whole host of other names are also prominent, interacting with Cicero and out of sight. Excellent books. I highly recommend them both. The 3rd and final book, on the collapse and Civil war, should be awesome too.
  3. Youtube video of interview with Kevin McKidd on Rome in which he mentions the FILM:
  4. You are right, a friend told me two weeks ago that Ray Stevenson had confirmed that they were doing the Rome Film. He showed me a similar website. It now has the beginning of an IMDB entry as well. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1337124/?c=1 No other news yet though.
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    Roman Empire + The Ancient World chat.

    It's open 24/7, whether an admin is present or not. So drop in. Or arrange to meet a few from here. As well as the instant chat: Videos can be posted into it for later watching. Specific discussions can take place via a board. 'Floating' chatbox option. Cheers
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    Marble head of Emperor Titus found/

    Good find! Cheers
  7. Just to let you all know, if you need somewhere to meet up for instant chat purposes... Come along to: http://chatroll.com/roman-empire Come along any-time, for serious discussions or flippant utterances, no admin need be there for it to be open. Open 24/7. Cheers.
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    Ancient Warfare Magazine

    You can browse and order single issues here if don't want a full subscription: http://www.ancient-warfare.com/cms/shop/an...escOrderBy=DESC
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    Ancient Warfare Magazine

    It's worth getting for sure, not as in depth as you may hope for, but you may read a few things that surprise you or cause you to question a previous assumption. Nicely written and presented and also comes with quality illustrations. I buy it on an issue to issue basis, depending on the content, rather than subscribe outright.
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    Centurion (2009 Film)

    Click here...IMDB link for Centurion film The summary says: "Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon" And you can see a clip of it here: click here, link for film clip It is directed by the fellow who made the enjoyable horror flick, Dog Soldiers. I really, really hope it does not suck. It will be out this year.
  11. HERE YE HERE YE Here be NEWS on the possible film and from Heller (the creator) himself this time: http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/12/04/ro...-silver-screen/ He also confirms why the 2nd series lacked so much compared to the first.
  12. That's what I am hoping for, Bruno Heller having creative control. If you look at the episode lists on wikipedia, he wrote eight of the first series yet only 2 episodes of the second season and boy did it show. The second season was a mess, the first two episodes got off to a good start but with so many writers trying to stamp their mark on the show it was bound to go pear shaped. To many sub-plots that went nowhere, pointless one dimentional fictional characters, too much shock and shlock tele-soap nonsense. The whole jewish sub-polt was pointless and silly, the pap with Agrippa and Octavia and little silly things that irritated like Pullo keeping the fellow in the cage, Octavian becoming a odd vacant weirdo, Atia not dieing, and of course the entire waste of time Vorenus' family fued.. blahhhh If I wanted to watch domestic disputes I would watch bloody eastenders. After the second episode, I would have loved to have seen Vorenus stay on as a feared senator in Rome whilst Pullo became slowly involved with the gangs. The two of them friends still, finding themselves being drawn to the two opposing sides of the gulf between Antony and Octavian. They could have worked all manner of historical truths in and around it, it would have been marvelous. Alas, no. It was almost as if HBO wanted to sap the life from the show. I digress... If Heller makes it, I'm all for it... if it's anyone else however... Maybe, just maybe, it will be set in a different time frame, allowing for a fresh start with one man in the driving (writing) seat. EDIT: Found some more info: LINK:CLICK HERE
  13. As a great fan of the first series and as a: Liker loather engrossed indifferent , viewer of the second, This comes as interesting news.... Ray Stevenson has spoken in an interview of discussions under way for a ROME feature film. Click the link below: Rome the Film! dated 28th of Feb 2008, so it has been recently considered...
  14. Sing it brother! The first season was far superior. I mourn the death of a great show.. But I'll keep watching till it ends. Incidentally, the last episode will be great, it is by Bruno Heller (the original writer and inventer of the show) who wrote 6 episodes in season one, and only the first one and last ones of this season (and boy does it show).
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    Anyone else confused where the series is going with Timon

    tHE shark has truly been jumped... How I miss the atmosphere of series one. And yet I still love this show (most of the time). I too feel this jewish subplot is meaningless in the timeframe, the screentime thus wasted could have been put to MUCH better use.
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