Sunday, October 30, 2005

"I imagine now you will renew your strange interest in Caesar's health"

Suicide, murder, incest, public humiliation, toga-draping: this week’s episode of Rome has it all. Note especially the amorous glances between Servilia and Octavia at the dinner party – as everyone knows this is a trope, or “big deal”, in Roman love poetry. Also we finally learn that Timon, Atia’s lusty mercenary, is totally Jewish.

PS - Extras is as always sublime.

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