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Anonymous

UK tv had a pretty wet prog about him over the weekend.<br>
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The ususal bondage dressing up box was used with a cast of dozens ... with a few bits of computer animation.<br>
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The battle of Cannae was shown ( sorry chaps ... the Romans lost that one!) but the Libyan spearmen were shown as lining up at either side of the Spanish & Gauls and facing the front .... am i right in thinking that they were lined up in column facing inwards so that when the Romans pushed in at the centre the pincer just had to be squeezed ? <p></p><i></i>

Anonymous

You didn't seriously expect them to get it all correct, did you?<br>
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What did the Romans look like - at all authentic, or the usual mid-1st century AD suspects?<br>
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Have to confess I didn't watch this - after last weeks pathetic effort on Carthage I didn't have the will power. Besides, there was the Eurovision Song Contest to watch which was, as usual... ! <p></p><i></i>

Anonymous

Put it this way . .. i was ready for a laugh<br>
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The usual Atic helmet ala Carry on Cleopatra but with much shorter tunics for teh officers & horsemen !!! That funny helmet with the top ring for the infantry<br>
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The Celts etc were straight out of Zena warrior princess ..all 12 or 13 of them !!<br>
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They had quite a good 1st century gladius but that was it !! <p></p><i></i>