'He Wants To Destroy The Republic' Trailer | Rome | HBO Classics

Tyrants, warriors and women… who will prevail the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.


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44 replies
  1. Hornytoad
    Hornytoad says:

    They should bring this back immediately. Talk about needing a show about imperial glory, decline and fall right now. Really, you'd just be remaking 'I, Claudius' but you could spend time on the German Wars while getting down and dirty with Livia at home.

  2. Tommy O Donovan
    Tommy O Donovan says:

    The Republic got sick under Marius' Tyranny and past-away, quietly, sometime during Sulla's 20yr Dictatorship, RIP.

    But what really destroyed the Republic was the introduction, Senate aka elite approved, of a massive amounts of slaves into the Roman economy. Farming (Sm family farms), mining, manufacturing (Bricks, Ship, mass gov construction projects) for example became large scale opperations forcing the local farmers/workers (the baby makers and future Roman soldiers) to abandon the countryside and move into the shitties….it's very hard to compete with free labor (See; Poor Southern Whites in Antebellum Dixy-Land where only 5% of the pop owned slaves). Sicily for example was made into a virtual slave state with upwards of 90% Slave population; Punic Wars 200 B.C. to 400's A.D. The City of Rome (pop 1.5 million at its zenith) itself had a 40-50% slave population. It also suffered many a Slave Revolt….Didn't see that coming.

    Slavery: Making a mortal enemy out of your fellow human and then forcing that Enemy to live next to you. The end of slavery and the increase in the world's population from 2b to 8b,1945 (end of European/Jap colonialism) to 2020….is not a coincidence.

  3. Frunklin
    Frunklin says:

    By far one of the best shows on HBO ever produced. Hundreds of years of history they could of kept going with. Oh well, maybe we'll get a season 2 of John from Cincinnati instead. So many questions left unanswered.


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