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Another answer for my poll questionnaire:

In the beginning, and throughout most of Roman history, there were 6000 men in a legion. However, most of the military information and customs we think of as "Roman" came around Caesar's time, at which point a legion was comprised of 3600 men. In Rome's later days, legions were limited to 1,000 people to avoid giving commanders too much power.

I was just working with that on Monday night with Deborah. What brings up the question?

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aoibhinn
Jan. 31st, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
you need to rent Rome season one stat. When you have time, because I know time is scarce these days for us working and schooling individuals.
thisgirliknow
Jan. 31st, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I haven't yet been a fan of movies set in roman times. except maybe holy grail. I fell asleep during gladiator. hated troy. hated constantine.
aoibhinn
Jan. 31st, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
it's not a movie, its a show, and it's pretty damn acurate. They consulted all sorts of roman history scholars so that they could get an accurate portrayal of what went on. the first season is all about Julius Caesar's rise to power and ultimate murder, and this season (currently) is all about mark anthony vs. Octavian (Caesar Augustus)
jkrissw
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Listen to your other friend (and me)! HBO's Rome is fantastic! Amazing stuff! The main characters are a couple of plebians who start off in the ranks. One is a big brawler - not strong in the brains department, but an engaging and sometimes tragic character - whose mother we find out was a slave. The other is from a long established plebian family, with ambitions to improve himself. The two of them get caught up in the machinations around Julius Caesar's rise to power.

The episode featuring Cleopatra has some particularly amusing moments. :-) I'll say no more on that. YES - rent it! You'll probably find it addictive even if you haven't cared for "Roman" movies. I believe the 2nd season is now on HBO.

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