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Rome is the Substitute Game of Thrones

After watching both seasons of Rome on Amazon Prime and wishing there were more, I’ve gained this weird fascination with the Roman culture and particularly its politics. My entire understanding was more or less contained by having memorized Mark Antony’s “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” speech from the Shakespeare in high school. Which is to say that it all lived in this weird compulsory school lobe of my brain that has no relationship whatsoever to anything in real life. All of sudden I am alive with the knowledge that these names I’ve heard floating around over the years: Cicero, Cleopatra, Caesar, Cato
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