prokopetz: an-actual-stone: prokopetz: Concept: a 100% historically accurate TV show set in…

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an-actual-stone:

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Concept: a 100% historically accurate TV show set in Ancient Rome that deliberately plays up all the incongruous similarities with modern life. Famous gladiators getting mass-produced action figures and starring in ads for olive oil. People taking their ox-drawn carts to buy hamburgers at drive-through restaurants. The works.

A bit of shrek and Disney’s Hercules and emperor’s new groove

Not really, no – those shows generally treat any element of modernity as an anachronistic joke. Ancient Rome really did have all the stuff I just described; I’m talking about exploring cultural parallels, not giving the Emperor an iPhone.