While Rome Burned….

"Stockholm - Antikengalerie 4 - Büste Kaiser Galba" by Wolfgang Sauber - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stockholm_-_Antikengalerie_4_-_B%C3%BCste_Kaiser_Galba.jpg#/media/File:Stockholm_-_Antikengalerie_4_-_B%C3%BCste_Kaiser_Galba.jpg I'm pretty sure everyone knows who Nero was -- he was the emperor who "fiddled while Rome burned" -- although whether he actually fiddled or simply procrastinated while the great

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Why Didn’t I Notice Him Before?

Well, I did notice him...it's a bit hard to miss Ray Stevenson because he's six foot-four, and he has a voice...and shoulders...to match. The first time I saw him in anything was Rome and unfortunately his character, Pullo, was a womanizing foot soldier with more brawn than brains.  Although, there were some, um, 'interesting' moments

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The Burning of Rome

Nero was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and he died on this day in A.D. 68.  While Claudius, his immediate predecessor, brought stability and sanity back to the empire, and Julius Caeser himself made the empire great, Nero's rule was not distinguished. He was a lacklustre leader, and a persecutor of Christians.  He

Erotic Romance on TV and Film – It’s a Trade Off

Drama on TV has become edgier and more absorbing by the minute these days.  They're pushing the envelope every year in terms of storylines, and once you move beyond the big four Mom & Pop networks, anything goes in terms of content. That's not to say it's gratuitous, but production companies use the lack of

Beware the Ides of March…But Why?

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “Beware the Ides of March.”  You’re probably even aware that it’s to do with Julius Ceasar.  It is part of Shakespeare’s play, Julius Ceasar.  A witch foretells Ceasar’s death on the floor of the Senate in Rome, on the 15th of March, and tells him to “Beware

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