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Rome HBO series

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I've only just got box set of seasons 1 & 2. Suitable light entertainment over Christmas but two things irritated my inner nerd. Not one person was ever shown spinning with drop spindle despite spindle whorls being ubiquitous finds on archaeological sites. All the close ups of drinking vessels showed modern tat, despite a wealth of accurate repros of glass and ceramics available. As usual, some good costumes on the extras but fantasy on the main actors. Parrots were mostly South American or Australian species but I loved the oxen and mules.

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