Alexander (2004) Goofs At the final scene, when Ptolemy is dictating to Cadmus, he mentions "the tenth of June". The Julian Calendar, the first one to contain that date, was established in 45 BC. See more » Quotes [first lines] Old Ptolemy: Our world is gone now.
Edit Storyline Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis Taglines: The end of an empire...the beginning of a legend. See more » The Last Legion (2007
Edit Storyline The mini-series follows the history of the Roman Empire, from approximately the death of Marcellus (24/23 BC) to Claudius' own death in 54 AD. As Claudius narrates his life, we witness Augustus' attempts to find an heir, often foiled by his wife Livia who wants her son Tiberius to become emperor. We also see the conspiracy of Sejanus, the infamous reign of Caligula, and Claudius' own troubled period of rule. I, Claudius (TV mini-series 1976)
Edit Storyline Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.
Caligula (1979) Edit Storyline The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end.
Edit Storyline Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. The Robe (1953)
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) Edit Storyline The story picks up at the point where "The Robe (1953)" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this, and catches the eye of Messalina, wife to Caligula's uncle Claudius.
Ben Hur (TV mini-series 2010) Edit Storyline Judah Ben-Hur lives in Jerusalem with his mother Ruth,sister Tirzah and his friend Messala,illegitimate son of the patrician Roman Marcellus who has virtually disowned the boy. On reaching manhood Messala becomes an officer in the Roman army and is part of a parade headed by governor Pontius Pilate which will march in triumph through Jerusalem to show Roman power. Judah's family watch but accidentally dislodge a tile from the roof which hits Pilate. The family steward David,a Zealot,exploits the accident to start a riot.
Imperium: Augustus (TV 2003) Trivia The full German title "Augustus - Mein Vater, der Kaiser" literally means in English "Augustus - My Father, the Emperor." The title "My Father, the Emperor" was originally going to be the international English title, but distributors felt that "Augustus" was more suitable. See more »
Rome (TV Series 2005–-2007) Edit Storyline In this British historical drama, the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire, which changed world history through civil war and wars of conquest, is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families.
Fellini Satyricon (1969) Trivia The Latin phrase recited by the woman about to commit suicide was: "Animula, vagula, blandula, hospes comesque corporis", the emperor Hadrian's supposed dying words. Hadrian died 72 years after Petronius, the author of "Satyricon".
Centurion (2010) Edit Storyline Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon. Written by Anonymous
Cleopatra (1963) Edit Storyline In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt.
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