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Old 23 July 2019, 07:37
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Roman Empire, Netflix

I enjoyed watching this show. Not sure how factual it was, even with the gentlemen interjecting their history into it. I am under the impression many of the writing of many of these Dictators, and Emperors werent written for some time.
Not to say Caesar wasnt a person to reckon with. He has influenced our world as we know it quite heavily.
Lots of good data came out of it. I did research some after the fact to make it flow better for me.
On a side note, did the term seizure come from Caesar? He apparently did have them.
Anyways, good solid show to watch if you like history.
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Old 23 July 2019, 08:27
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hmmm, I think I'll check it out...

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Old 23 July 2019, 17:38
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I have been checking this out , myself. It is so, so with me. My history of that era was studied in prep school, in Latin. We translated Caesar's Gallic Wars, sophomore year. Cicero , junior year and Virgils Aeneid my senior year. So much of the story line has escaped me all these years, and I have always sucked at History. My attention span is terrible and all my history profs in school did lectures, so you had to take copious amounts of notes.
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Old 23 July 2019, 19:05
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I'll check it out.
Some good historical novels are The First Man in Rome series and the Cato & Macro series by Simon Scarrow.
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Old 24 July 2019, 00:42
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On a side note, did the term seizure come from Caesar? He apparently did have them.
No, but Kaiser and Czar did. And Kaiser is how Caesar was pronounced back then.

Alexander also had seizures, as did Kublai Khan’s son, the Crown Prince Zhenjin. Kublai had ordered the immediate death of anyone outside immediate family who witnessed the prince having a seizure, as it was thought to indicate a weakness. Marco Polo became a close friend of the the prince and witnessed a seizure. He came close to being executed, but he managed to convince Kublai that since the great Alexander and Julius Caesar had the condition, it must be a sign of greatness in Zhenjin, too. After Marco and company left, Zhenjin died, so his son succeeded Kublai on his death.

But, I digress...
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Old 24 July 2019, 10:32
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No, but Kaiser and Czar did. And Kaiser is how Caesar was pronounced back then.

Alexander also had seizures, as did Kublai Khans son, the Crown Prince Zhenjin. Kublai had ordered the immediate death of anyone outside immediate family who witnessed the prince having a seizure, as it was thought to indicate a weakness. Marco Polo became a close friend of the the prince and witnessed a seizure. He came close to being executed, but he managed to convince Kublai that since the great Alexander and Julius Caesar had the condition, it must be a sign of greatness in Zhenjin, too. After Marco and company left, Zhenjin died, so his son succeeded Kublai on his death.

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Longrifle, you need to change your tagline to SOCNET Historian. I love your history lessons and always look forward to them. Sorry for the hijack....
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I found this series after watching the Rise of Empires: the Ottomans.

I think it is really good as well. It has 3 seasons with each telling the story of Caligula, Ceasar, and Commodus. There are even some nice boob scenes in the Caligula season without it being hypersexual like the 70s Penthouse movie. And the actress playing Cleopatra in the Ceasar season is smoking hot. So hot, my wife even joked about wanting to Walk Like An Eqyptian. LOL
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Is this series Roman Empire: Reign of Blood?

If so this is a good series. I am on Season 1 Episode 3.

So far through 3 episodes it has been about Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.

I was surprised to learn Rome had 600 Senators. Then as it is now, you needed to be wealthy and have elevated social standing to be a Senator.

Still on Netflix.

I like the history lesson. 8/10.
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Is this series Roman Empire: Reign of Blood?

If so this is a good series. I am on Season 1 Episode 3.

So far through 3 episodes it has been about Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.

I was surprised to learn Rome had 600 Senators. Then as it is now, you needed to be wealthy and have elevated social standing to be a Senator.

Still on Netflix.

I like the history lesson. 8/10.
Yes it is. Great storys, history as you said. I still went and researched stuffed afterwards to fill in the blanks, if any
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Yes it is. Great storys, history as you said. I still went and researched stuffed afterwards to fill in the blanks, if any
I am doing a ton of reading and learning. Their monetary structure, hygiene, architecture, medicine, class structure etc.
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Old 6 April 2020, 11:22
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I am doing a ton of reading and learning. Their monetary structure, hygiene, architecture, medicine, class structure etc.
Look at what they used for wiping their bumms...
Oh yeah.. Due to all the TP scare, I researched it. They had a sponge on a stick, and it was soaked in a salt water bucket..
And everyone used it...
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I am doing a ton of reading and learning. Their monetary structure, hygiene, architecture, medicine, class structure etc.
Iircc, they also took some influence from other advanced societies of the known world back then.
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