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Modern "theme music" for the Ancient World

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What modern songs would serve as an appropriate theme song for a particular person or event from the Ancient World?

 

For example:

 

For MJ Brutus, Cassius, Decimus Brutus, and the rest of the Liberators (so called) .... "The Backstabbers" by The O'Jays

 

On the flip side ... "Cuts Like a Knife" by Bryan Adams for J. Caesar

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For Agrippa Postumus:

 

"Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely" by the Backstreet Boys

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Gene Vincent's 'Woman Love' for Justinian's missus? Maybe thats not modern enough... :whistling:

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This next one is dedicated to Romulus and Remus ...

 

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"You are my brother, my best friend forever ..."

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Led Zeppelins "Achilles last Stand" comes to mind

So does Iron Maidens "The Trooper" and "Run to the Hills" but those are more like The age of discovery

 

and for the founding of the Republic Megadeth's "Kill the King"

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Manowar: Hail and Kill would be nice for Sulla's homecoming party.

 

My father was a wolf

Im a kinsman of the slain

Sworn to rise again

I will bring salvation, punishment and pain

The hammer of hate is our faith

Power and dominion are taken by the will

By divine right hail and kill

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1. 'Lyin' Eyes' by the Eagles for the life of Julia the Elder(daughter of Augustus). Perhaps 'Take It On The Run' by REO Speedwagon would be better. Maybe I judge her too harshly. Also not a perfect match for her.

 

2. 'Living On A Thin Line' by The Kinks, as a general song for the feelings of some people after the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West. I'm sure there'll be those who disagree.

 

3. And less specifically I see a lot of Vangelis' works as kind of a soundtrack for the centuries of Roman rule. Sometimes just even one of his songs kind of encompasses a lot. I will probably be casted the village idiot, but there are times when I listen to some of his stuff that I imagine myself living back then.

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