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>tfw don't live in a ruthlessly unapologetic civilization based on expansionism, slavery, looting and pillage

Why live?
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The Romans always fought defensive wars.
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>>2374034
>Scottish man playing Roman
wew
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>>2374048
>Defensive
>t. Perfidious Latium
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>>2374034
If you live in America, you do!
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>>2374059
I'll not deny, friend, I have a Gallic look about me, but I'm as solid a Roman as anyone!
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>>2374078
GET OUT OF MY EMPIRE
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>>2374083

I've shed blood for Rome. My father shed blood for Rome, as did his father.
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>>2374048
t. Perfidius Plebius Maximus
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>be poor
>enlist in USMC
>go to me to fight for schlomo, ZOG, and the bush crime family so they can pay out better dividends
>can't shoot at enemy
>ridiculous rules of engagement
>can't take slaves
>can't loot
>can't take hot Arab qt 12 year old as a wife
>can't even drink on base because it offends local Islamic custom
>get shot
>get PTSD
>go back home
>can't even get proper healthcare at VA
>ZOG and bush crime family cut my retirement benefits package by 30% oy vey need to provide for dem programs
>die homeless on the streets as an alcoholic

Truly we have regressed.
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>>2374048
>Oh no the helvetics are running amoc in the alps
>Let's conquer guals up to the fucking channel coast

Truly the most defensive of wars
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>>2374121

They had to defend Provence
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>>2374109
Your grandfather (maybe your great-grandfather, you seem a bit edgy) was a humble man. He went to school and worked a part time job. He didn't know about geopolitics. He didn't care about the Sudetenland, but he believed that it was wrong to kill innocents.

So when his nation was attacked and dragged into the century's madness, he quit his job, he left his girl to be fucked by jody, and he left his mother crying and got on a bus to the other side of a continent, where he was beaten and drilled and dieted until he was ready to kill. He'd never shot a man before but inside of 3 months he was on a beach doing just that. He watched his friends old and new die in common, utterly understandable, and completely brutal ways. He lived through the sort of Hell that only man can make. He may have seen the extermination camps, but most of those were on the eastern front - left for the Stalinists to take over.

Your flesh and blood went through hell. He spent the rest of his life having nightmares of ruined cities and German bayonets. He could never bring himself to confess he where he learned the phrase, "food prostitution," nor how often he paid so little. After all, most casualties were caused by starvation. He carried the shame and the regret and the nightmares with him his whole life.

But he never regretted it. He accepted the butcher's bill because he knew Nazism -blind hate, genocide, fascism- he knew these things would cover the world and destroy all good. He could smile whenever he saw his children growing up safe and free, with minds and morals unclouded by hate, with bellies fat with prosperity.

And here you are. And here you are, with a mind so atrophied you can't form a coherent thought, but you bitterly ape a dead man's hate to make yourself feel better about how your aspirations go another year, uncompleted and your dreams grow dimmer. Grandpa paid a dear price for the life you wasted.
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>>2374128
From the Belgae?
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>>2374133
lol no one's reading all that you autist
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>>2374133
That was uncalled for.
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>>2374133
Thanks for the copypasta.
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>>2374138

Hey, the Gauls had sacked Rome before.
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>>2374133
saved, thanks for the bait anon
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>>2374155
Yeah, sub-alpine Guals. Raiding the Belgae for that is like burning down South Korea because Japan raided you once.
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>>2374048
A true roman post for true romans
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>>2374191

Around 62 BC, when a Roman client state, the Arverni, conspired with the Sequani and the Suebi nations east of the Rhine, to attack the Aedui, a strong Roman ally, Rome turned a blind eye. The Sequani and Arverni sought Ariovistus’ aid and defeated the Aedui in 63 BC at the Battle of Magetobriga. The Sequani rewarded Ariovistus with land following his victory. Ariovistus settled the land with 120,000 of his people. When 24,000 Harudes joined his cause, Ariovistus demanded that the Sequani give him more land to accommodate the Harudes people.

This demand concerned Rome because if the Sequani conceded, Ariovistus would be in a position to take all of the Sequani land and attack the rest of Gaul. Fearing another mass migration akin to the devastating Cimbrian War, Rome, now keenly invested in the defense of Gaul, was irrevocably drawn into war.
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>>2374133

This would be even more beautiful if the geopolitics surrounding WW2 and Afghanistan/Iraq2.0 were at all comparable.
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>>2374133
tl;dr
ctrl f, "Nazi" knew it was in there.
Europeans fighting other Europeans, psssh. National Socialism is the confluence between extreme left and extreme right, and today we only see the two getting more and more extreme. The future is so Nazi you don't need a shower to see it.
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>>2374048
This is true. They fought until they removed barbarians from their borders, makes sense to me. Rome fell when it failed to remove subhuman Germanic hordes from the borderlands.
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>>2374078
Sod off, ginger knob
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>>2374220
Let's kill the Belgea because these tribes 300 miles south of em are fucking around!
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>>2374226
Rome had been settling barbarians within their land since Augustus so please try again.
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>>2374234

Belgae were conspiring and arming themselves in response to Caesar fucking up other tribes.
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>>2374226
Some of best troops Rome had were "subhuman germanics"

They only chimped out when Rome failed to pay them for their service and murdered their families. Then when Alaric came to the table to try and cut the shit, Honorius went full retard.
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>>2374133

Anon, I'm going to need you to delete your post and hand over all that quality Canadian education you've received. Your grandfather got by without it, and you're just wasting it on shit posting.
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>>2374267
This, Romaboos pretend like Rome was fending off the barbarians at the gates. In reality, the Romans were trying to manipulate the Germanics into being de facto slaves and got BTFO.
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>>2374133
this is not the proper time for that copypasta
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>>2374267
Germanics of Rome were literally the same as British Pakis, considered a "martial race" by the Brits and constituting a good chunk of the imperial troops. And now Pakis are roaming the streets of Britain raping British women much like the Germanics did in Rome.
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>>2374226
>everyone but romans are barbarians
>so barbarians are always on your borders
>so therefore you must expand (defensively) across the entire world
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>>2374133
Reddit: the post
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>>2374278
I think you mistake Sikhs and Pakhis when talking about the martial race
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>>2374301
Sikhs and Pakis (Pashtuns, Baloch etc) were both considered martial.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_race
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Why did the jews at HBO cancel the show?
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>>2374301
There were several martial races, with Muslim Punjabis making up more than a third of the British Indian Army (the Hindus making up a similar percentage, and the rest being Sikhs).

But that anon is still a fag.
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>>2374048
t. Perfidus Maximus Mentior
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>>2374078
FUCK OFF GERMNAIKEKS!!!!!!1111111111111111111
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>>2374059
It's not like there are any Latins left
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>>2374048
>be me, big hellenistic basileus
>just conquering these disunited city states
>rome declares war on me
>claims it's defensive and call me a tyrant
>they're protecting some random hovel that swore alligiance

ETERNAL FUCKING LATIN
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>>2374319
too expensive
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>>2374319
Because they gutted the budget to make room for Game of Thrones
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>>2374459
That is wrong I don't know why so many people believe it, Rome was shit canned years before GoT entered pre pre pre production even as a concept.
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>>2374467
After Mark Anthony died there were no worthful characters left.
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>>2374467
That's wrong. GOT went into production around the same time that Rome was cancelled, set up with most of Rome's actors as well as its production crew. Both James Purefoy and Kevin McKidd refused to jump shit, honestly believing that Rome was cancelled to set up Game of Thrones‘ success.

I'll admit that Rome was basically a rougher, less polished GoT that didn't quite resonate with people, but there wasn't a lapse of years, it was an immediate flip in production starting on one as soon as the other got canned.
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>>2374459
Yet another reason to hate GoT.
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>finally reach age 20
>manage to avoid starvation, plague, banditry and being killed for coughing near a senator
>me and the rest of my amicis decide to join the legions after hearing some cool as fuck stories in the forum from some guys in the 10th legion
>expect to be helping the expansion of rome's borders and all the plunder and booty that comes with it
>instead get sent to Britannia to man that autist hadrian's wall
>my feet hurt and its windy as fuck
>deal with annoying barbarians that smell like dog coming to and fro selling fucking pelts or some shit
>hope for a raid instead just get random groups of guys painted in an all manner of colours coming to the wall, shouting for a bit then leaving
>such is a day in the life of a roman legionary
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>>2374415

>Be Macedon/Greek
>Pyrrhus wants land in Italy
>Attack with a huge army, including Elephants
>Win fights, but
>"If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined"
>Go fight elsewhere, but return to fight Romans
>Don't do much, retreat back home

>Ally with Hannibal against Rome
>Laugh in Rome's face and conspire to carve up Rome's new ally Egypt
>Rome beats our ass but leaves afterwards
>Selucids start shit and get BTFO
>Leaves
>Perseus of Macedon moves aggressively against its neighbors
>Plots to assassinate a Roman ally
>Loses, but makes Romans believe the Greek world will never be peaceful
>Forces Rome to claim a foothold in the Greek world
>Andriscus attempting to reclaim old holdings
>Destabilizing Greece
>Get BTFO
>In response, Achaean League mobilizes against Rome
>Piss Rome off so badly they crush your army, and obliterate Corinth
>They're still pissed so they split up land into Epirus and Achaea
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>>2374319
It was funded half by HBO and half by BBC. There was a big set fire that wrecked their major set piece and it was massively expensive to fix.

BBC backed out and HBO had to fund the whole show so they decided to pull the plug and gut the show down to only a second season.
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>>2374584
>>2374584
Legions weren't stationed at Hadrian's Wall. It was manned by foreign auxiliary troops. Legionaries were based in Chester, York, Lincoln and Caerleon.
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>>2374145
it's three paragraphs brainlet. i read it in less time than it took to type this post mocking you

>AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR READIN DAT SHIT
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>>2374620
>city states in italy ask for aid and promise soldiers to Pyrrhus
>he arrives and receives none
>syracuse asks for aid and promise soldiers to Pyrrhus
>he arrives and receives none
>greek city states ask for aid and promise soldiers to Antiochus III
>he arrives and receives none

Fucking eternal city states. It's the death of a kingdom everytime it helps city states.
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>>2374637
they should seriously try to bring the show back. i mean all the actors are in GOT right now anyway, they could just teak the set slightly to make it look roman. obviously the story couldnt go forward, but maybe they could focus on stuff that happened in between the seasons or random side quests titus polo and verinius get up to. or just focus on augustus being a fucking badass. or just do a story on late antiquity rome, Constantine was cool af, theres so many cooler stories in the late empire . whatever
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>>2374034
You do. Except you're one of the slaves, and you're also getting looted and pillaged
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>>2374809
In a perfect world that would be fucking awesome if they continued Rome with, say, a new plot line covering the degeneracy of Tiberius's court and the harrowing madness of Caligula, who was basically a RL King Joffrey.

but in the one we live in we'll probably have to make due with magic, whitewalkers, and the dragon-queen of the SJWs for the foreseeable future.
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>>2374034
>unapologetic
Except it wasn't.

Romans justified Rome's expansionism with history's telos of the world being ruled by Rome.
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>>2374358
>It's not like there are any Latins left
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>>2374034
>germanic barbarian
>playing a latin
top kek
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>>2374034
Go join ISIS faggot. That's what they are. That's what they do. Neck yourself first though.
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>>2374963
WE
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>>2374034
But you do though.
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>>2374071
This
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>>2375014
its not we-wuzzing if its true.
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>>2375128
WUZ
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>>2374920
>>2374809

Punic wars era is the only right choice

>Senate intrigues, awesome characters like Fabius
>Stern Roman tradition in politics and military, all of society involved
>Actual epic battles beyond the scope of most Imperial era ones
>naval battles, pikemen, cavalry, elephants, huge sieges
>Warring dynasties, the Barcids vs the Scipio family, fighting three wars with three generations of legendary commanders
>Real start of Roman expansion beyond Italy, genesis of the Macedonian and Cimbrian wars, and thus of the civil war and birth of the empire
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>>2374133
Yea i'm sure he just wanted to end racism.
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>>2374034
We live under a dictatorship lead by Technology and the Economy. Our lives are shaped by these two.

>Industrialization replaces slavery
>Capitalism replaces looting and pillage
>Globalism replaces expansionism
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>>2376218
I hate to sound predictable but I'd personally really like to see Gladiator remade as a historically accurate telling of Commodus rather than Ridley Scott's imaginary story about a general who "restores the Republic".

The idea would be too approach it like a horror movie instead of classic swords-n-sandals. Showcase the true horror of the Roman arena at its peak: thousands of animals and people being slaughtered for mindless spectacle. Showcase the banal creativity that went into ending the lives of criminals (men often not even given a trial). Showcase the Romans finding it utterly hilarious when a foreign dignitary attends the game and gets sick and loses his lunch because of how unbelievably horrible the games were to basically anyone who wasn't already jaded and conditioned to it.

Show Commodus for who he actually was: a showman more interested in lavish spectacle than actually ruling his empire, who could shoot the head off an ostrich and sometimes fought in the arena buck naked just to be like his hero Hercules, much to the chagrin of basically any semi-literate person who thought that his displays were tawdry and tacky as fuck. Of course every match he fights is totally rigged and the gladiators are given wooden swords while he kills them at his leisure, obsessed with living out his dream of being a warrior-hero. Let the height of this movie be when Commodus has the Praetorians round up all the cripples and strap them into a large person-shaped device so that looks like a giant, but is actually made of a bunch of helpless people tied together, allowing Commodus to club them to death one by one and then proclaim that he killed the mighty giant, cementing how out of touch he had become after wallowing in all the death and mayhem.

The movie ends with a whimper: Commodus is drown in his bathtub by one of his wrestling coaches and a Christian willingly walks to this horrible end rather than convert, stirring the emotions of everyone who knows her
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>>2377747
FUND IT
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>>2377747
>a Christian willingly walks to this horrible end rather than convert, stirring the emotions of everyone who knows her
Who was that? I'm always having trouble remembering Christian martyrs.
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>>2374034
You can join the Islamic State right now
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>>2377747

Good entertainment needs to be carried by it's characters anon, you cant -just- have a long display of violence we're supposed to feel repulsed by with no one but a serial killer villain to take us through it.

I think a saga that includes the Jugurthine war, the Cimbrian war, the social war and finally the first civil war and cataline conspiracy and directly leads to the events of the first Rome series would be ideal, you have the start of the "degeneracy" in Rome's state apparatus, as Jugurth corrupts it with his wealth and subverts Rome's power over it's own diplomats and allies, the Cimbrian migration revealing Rome's chronic problem of turning a defensive military action into a genocide for the sake of triumphs and political power and having it blow in their face, it had Marius and Sulla utterly butt fuck whatever remained of the institutional integrity of Rome, it leading to the rest of Italy turning against Rome from the sheer shameless greed and arrogance, the east being threatened and finally a climatic showdown between the two, and then the Cataline conspiracy sets up the stage for the Trimvirate and the final downfall of the Republic.

This would be, of course, best presented after the Punic and Macedonian wars leave the citizens of Rome split between those who profited from it and those who lost it all.
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>>2378080

Addinto to this, you can tease Spartacus' revolt and Crassus and Pompey's feud by showing him befriending some enslaved Cimbri

Rome's history is chockful of overlapping, intertwined events leading up to one another. It's fucking top tier edutainment material.
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>>2374034
You can always leave Islam and move to a Western country Ahmed.
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>>2374034
never 4get
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>>2374034
>expansionism, slavery, looting and pillage
Pretty much describes modern US
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>>2374034
If you live in almost any western country, you do, it just isn't as visible to you.
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>>2378225
Define "west" in this case at that's a contentious claim depending on how you do.
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>>2374078
>>2374034
>>2374095
So this is the return of Rome posting
>>2374083
should have used this
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>>2374234
Yes but they were being killed so they couldn't be killed by others, which is fair, anyway why does it matter ti was TRVE ROMANS killing barbarians
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so was Lucius vorenus supposed to be descended from actual celts or Gauls lying about having Latin ancestry or what?
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I feel like a lot of people mistake historical significance with actual value. Romans did do a lot of good, but they did a lot of bad too and empire in general is pretty horrible.
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>>2378200
Proportional to global population, that is far worse than any contemporary genocide.
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>>2378080
>mccullough_kekking.jpg
I heartily approve.
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>>2378487
maybe read the actual Gallic accounts
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>>2377786
I doubt that the bank would give me a 100 million dollar loan necessary to fund a project of this magnitude. If your credit is that good lets corroborate

>>2377823
I forget, exactly, but the idea would be that we would want historical plausibility. That we can write about events that may have happened elsewhere in the primary sources and could have plausibly happened in the time frame of the movie without contradicting anything. For example Seneca writes about a gladiator who chokes himself to death with a lavatory sponge, and another who kills himself by sticking his head between the spokes of the carriage taking him to the arena so that it snaps his neck. These are the kind of small things we could include in the movie which would add flavor without necessarily being historically inaccurate


>>2378080
>Good entertainment needs to be carried by it's characters anon,
The premise would be if the movie Saw had a baby with the movie Quo Vadis. Quo Vadis was a lofty, theme driven story, Saw was visual horror, and that's what this would be a mix of. Thematic horror would be in something like untried "criminals" rent by lions or a deranged killer as society's heroic ideal or a sweet, innocent, teenager being raped to death by animals. To the Romans she's just another future-corpse bleeding out on the rape box after being force-fucked by a jack ass, something they've seen a thousand times. To the audience and the people who mourn her, she becomes a symbol of the thing that society can never completely take from a person, no matter how badly they're tormented

We could easily have characters bearing witness to events described in the primary sources with the historical characters acting as a foil. I'm thinking something along the lines of a common shlub who works as a low ranking worker in the arena and is constantly shit upon until he meets the qt3.14 of his dreams (the Christian who later willingly walks to her death in the name of her faith)
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>tfw your civilization carries on the true Roman lineage
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>>2374048
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>>2374133
>extermination camps
>>>>>>/x/
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>>2374034
I ask myself that every day.
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>>2380284

I dont think a whole show based around only the horrors of the arena would be too entertaining, or even topically representative. You had mostly non-lethal fights, plays, circus acts, literal rodeo clowns and races, the arena was more than a slaughterhouse, it is just that violence and death were so normalized to Romans that they saw a silly comedy as entertainment just like a lethal sword duel or an animal goring someone. It dehumanizes this audience too far and simultaneously removes the shocking aspect of the Roman bread and circus when it's not just another part of life. The common Roman would go see blood and fucked up shit and then relax at the baths and concern himself with menial shit, not too far from how you can tab back and forth between liveleak, fifty hentais and youtube videos of pets. It was a different society but the people were just like you or i and yet they were okay with a lot of things we cant imagine now purely because of their cultural background, that's the point you need to drive home.
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>>2374048
This.
All other posters are butthurt barbarians
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>>2374220
10/10 post. Gallic Wars were defensive.

now that shit against the Parthians, true Romans feel shame.
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>>2374226
>Flavius Stilicho
>subhuman

cucks like you were the reason the West fell.
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>>2377747
10/10...fund it
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>>2380979
What you have to remember is that the games were different things at different times, what they were in Augustus's day was very different from what they were at their zenith in Commodus's day.

I repeat, thousands upon thousands of animals and humans slaughtered almost daily at their height. People rounded up for no reason other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Most of the wholesome entertainment would be over by mid morning. They were pre-day distractions meant to entertain the women and children. By lunchtime the women and children would leave in time for the daily executions, where the Romans came up with a never ending supply of ways to creatively kill a man in the most humiliating and degrading ways possible. The afternoons would consist of beast-fights (think Elephant vs rhino or lion vs tiger), hunts, scripted events (such as, say, an army of bestiarii vs an army of elephants, or a naval battle) with the main event being the 1-on-1 gladiator duels. The gladiators were prized investments and only about 1/3rd of the fights were lethal, but a games organizer who spared the lives of too many gladiators was seen as stingy. Yes, they had umpires and very strict rules regarding first-blood and they were treated like celebrities, but for the vastly larger number of lowlier dregs who didn't get to bang bored housewives, the coliseum was a death factory.

The horror would not necessarily be in the blood and guts, but how normalized it had become to the Romans who demanded a near daily amount of it.

> It was a different society but the people were just like you or i
That would exactly be the point. It may have been a "different society" with different customs and expectations but at the end of the day they would have been the same people as us, ones possessed by delusions of hero-worship but deep down knew what they were doing was depravity, hence the need for a Christian martyr in the story to remind people how we became who we are today.
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>>2374034
What do you think people are going to say about us 500 years from now?

>>2374048
>Caesar's invasion of Gaul
>Caesar's invasion of British Isles
>Crassus invasion of Parthian Empire
>Antony's invasion of Parthian Empire
>defensive wars
t. Trajan
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>>2374737
The Macedonian kings had a reputation for being fickle. They sided with the Persians after all.
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>>2374251

You mean they weren't stupid?
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>>2381686
Persians also divided the city-states of Greece against each other with money because they had a reputation of hubris.
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>>2381655

See

>>2374220
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>>2377747
Kino as fuck.
I wouldn't watch it, because it would essentialy be "120 days of Sodom: Blood in the Sand edition" and I'm too old and sensitive for that sort of stomach turning shit now, but it would be a great movie.
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>>2374620

Underrated post
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>>2381742
>enslaving and slaughtering Gaulic allies who were long entrenched on Rome's side
>"defensive" war by Caesar
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>>2380337
>When you can't even have a real conversation about WWII on a fucking board dedicated to history
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>>2380308
>tfw you actually descend from the gentry of William's army and would have had a comfy life before the industrial revolution unlike the majority of posters here
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>*Hand gestures*
TRUE
>*sweating*
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>>2374809
Mark "Floppy Dong" Antony doesn't like HBO very much. Don't know if the rest of the cast shares his feelings.

"[Kevin] McKidd and I had lunch the other day, and I said to him, “Have you been asked to do Game Of Thrones?” And he said, “I’d never do it. Because they stole our fucking show.” He worked out that if Rome had run for the entire seven seasons that it should have run, we would only have finished it last year. And he feels that HBO did Game of Thrones instead of us, so they stole our show. I kind of agree with him. I won’t be doing Game Of Thrones, even if they ask me."

Don't even remember who was alive at the end of season 2.
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>>2374034
I'm american. I do.
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>>2378080
The proscriptions of Marius and Sulla would be horrific gore-fest episodes, it's also be cool to see Sullas proscription/massacre as the start and then cut what led to it to create a sense of anxiety for the whole series as you know what's coming
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>>2381622
>>hence the need for a Christian martyr in the story to remind people how we became who we are today.
We became who we are today because of ever increasing amounts of prosperity and technological advancement. Christian martyrs had jack and shit to do with that.
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>>2374071

We may be based on expansionism, slavery, looting and pillage but we're completely two-faced about it, acting under the pretense of "spreading democracy"

I'd have a lot more respect for this country if we could just be straightforward about our intentions.
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>>2383418
The affairs of Marius and Sulla could be made into a very interesting political commentary, showing an ancient Republic in total crisis mode based around what to do with all the second class citizens/foreigners culminating in the conservatives massacring their opposition and permanently entrenching themselves as an oligarchy and setting the stage for the rise of the Caesars.

And yes, it still leaves plenty of room for visual horror.

>>2383511
>We became who we are today because of ever increasing amounts of prosperity and technological advancement.
Of course we did, and that technological achievement spurs social change, especially when technology renders a previous way of life obsolete and people refuse to admit it.

The concept of a warrior-hero which the Classical Europeans idolized so much was already a distant memory (of a golden age which never really was) by the time of the Roman empire, rendered obsolete by organized, professional state armies and by improving iron metallurgy which made it easier than ever to round up huge numbers of conscripts to throw into the grinder of war or to suppress labor riots. They were paying an obscene chunk of their GDP on the games recreating tales of the great warrior-heros of old like Hercules and Achilles and an equally large chunk on government bread, just paying for poor urban Romans to exist. They were living in an age of cultural delusion, and the rise of the monotheistic religions was a backlash to this delusion which gradually wiped away the detritus of antiquity.
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>>2381622
Did the early Christian martyrdom craze have anything to do with the scale and derangement of the arena?
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>>2374034
>expansionism, slavery, looting and pillage
>civilization
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>>2384267
From an early time frame Christians were painted as criminals and scapegoated for their society's myriad problems.

The Romans had this mentality that showing mercy towards criminals only encourages that behavior, and that by making their deaths as horrible, degrading, and humiliating as possible, you were discouraging that sort of behavior. This was very much a shame-based culture and anybody who lost "face" could face extremely severe consequences for their actions, even for relatively minor offences.

And there was a legal precedent for Christians being lawbreakers. Getting your trade license in those days meant going to the local temple and making a sacrifice in order to get your "mark" which allowed you to do your job. Of course this went against their Christian beliefs so anytime the authorities needed more bodies to feed to the public entertainment machine, Christians were easy targets.

It really had more to do with the dysfunction that their system of citizenship had fallen into and their stubborn refusal to change the status quo which resulted in an ever larger proportion of the economy being technically breaking some law. But when Caracalla finally did try to change it by making every one full citizens all he really did was fuck them over because now they had to pay taxes (which was literally a sacrifice made at the Temple of Jupiter Optimex) but they also had to abide by onerous Roman labor regulations. This made it easier to persecute Christians than ever.

But the consequence of going to this great lengths to persecute them had an opposite effect, spreading awareness of their existence and it garnering sympathy to their plight, especially when they were essentially being punished severely for simply existing.
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>>2374526

>rougher, less polished GoT

More like,
>patrician, more refined

Fuck game of taxes.
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>Rome get's cancelled
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>>2383022
>people
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>>2384654
Might there be a correlation between areas that indulged in arena slaughter and Roman martyrdom? What about when the games were banned, did martyrdom seeking decrease or substantially change in character?




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