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anastasiasromanovs: | HISTORY WEEK MEME | DAY…

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| HISTORY WEEK MEME | DAY 7: ONE QUOTE/WORD | 

↳ Veni, Vidi, Vici – Julius Caesar in 47 BCE

“I came; I saw; I conquered.” 

ivankaramazov88: i miss this show a lot i miss…

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i miss this show a lot

i miss marc anthony and atia a lot 

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On August 9th in 48 B.C. Julius Caesar decisively defeated Pompey at Pharsalus. The defeat caused Pompey to flee from the camp and his men in disguise, ultimately ending up in Egypt where he would be executed on the order of Ptolemy XIII.

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arjuna-vallabha:Interior from Roman rich house from HBO Rome,…

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Interior from Roman rich house from HBO Rome, Atia house

sullas: Rome + religion At this period the world of Rome was a…

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Rome + religion

At this period the world of Rome was a pagan world, so there was a very strong moral code. Religion is everything in Rome it’s part of everything you do from the moment you get up in the morning to the moment you go to bed at night. But religion has nothing to do with morality. Religion is there to protect the state. It’s not there to make you good or bad, it’s functional.

The Roman state thinks it has to propitiate, get the favour of these great gods and goddesses, and then they will not punish the Roman state. That’s why they employed real professionals, this is what priests were, who could get through the ritual word perfect every time, who knew exactly what to do at each moment, because that they believe is what would guarantee the favour of the god. – Jonathan Stamp, Historical Consultant on HBO Rome

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sullas: Rome + religion The best drama is not about playing,…

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Rome + religion

The best drama is not about playing, “didn’t they wash differently?” or “didn’t they eat funny food?” It’s about human relationships and human relationships never change. Religion was hugely important. It wasn’t a monotheistic culture. Highly superstitious people. – Indira Varma, HBO Rome.

sullas: Rome + religion It doesn’t turn away from the unpretty…

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Rome + religion

It doesn’t turn away from the unpretty stuff, it doesn’t turn away from the difficult stuff. It shows how violent, profane, sexual and immoral life was sometimes while not neglecting the level of great achievement in civilisation. – Alan Poul, Director

Unless you deal with that set of pagan values, their behaviour is often inexplicable. Cruelty was a form of virtue and pity was a form of weakness. So it makes you think again about your notions of right and wrong. – Bruno Heller, Executive Producer