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Series on the History Channel: Colosseum


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Hi there, 

Yesterday I watched a new series on History Channel. Its about the Colosseum, and has 8 parts. Here in the Netherlands, the show started yesterday and is available on normal cable network. Here's the link for more info: https://www.history.com/shows/colosseum 

Its quite entertaining, and next to enacted scenes, various scholars are interviewed giving it a bit of an educational feel as well. But, as with other shows such as 'Roman Empire' on netflix, its more about the entertainment. Nevertheless, I recommend it. 

And here's a coin of one of the main characters of the first episode, with a fitting reverse theme:

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1 hour ago, David Atherton said:

Lots of speculation passed on as historical facts in the first 3 episodes covering the Flavian era. 

Neat CGI recreations though.

Yup. Quoting ancient sources as pure facts. I didnt like the look of the actors playing Titus and Domitianus either ... Ah well, its entertaining nevertheless.

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38 minutes ago, Limes said:

Yup. Quoting ancient sources as pure facts. I didnt like the look of the actors playing Titus and Domitianus either ... Ah well, its entertaining nevertheless.

Uncritically quoting ancient sources is par for the course in these docudramas ... but passing off speculation as fact and not explaining that you are doing so is very disingenuous. 

Agreed, the actors portraying the Flavians did not look very ... umm... 'Flavian'.

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