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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Sep 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

When the Romans come on screen in the movies, do you root for them or against them?

Winston Smith15 Sep 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

Always root against them.

brave face15 Sep 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

It just depends, but often "for"…

Cacique Caribe15 Sep 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Usually for.


Diocletian28415 Sep 2018 1:14 p.m. PST

Always root for them! In ancients war gaming, I play them the large majority of time. Always play them in tournament games.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

Depends on whether they're the bad guys or the good guys. Hey, it's a movie.

When considering history, there's something to be said for the Pax Romana. And a great deal to be said against the methods used to achieve it.

"All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 1:33 p.m. PST


Gear Pilot15 Sep 2018 2:30 p.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 2:43 p.m. PST

Depends on the film!

Bashytubits15 Sep 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

I root for them, unless it is Roman on Roman, then I root for the coolest looking general.

olicana15 Sep 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

Depends on who's playing Boudicca

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

Always root for them.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

hell yeah!!!! but more than likely I have no Roman DNA in me.

Tgunner15 Sep 2018 4:16 p.m. PST

Yeah, I usually root for the Romans. We WILL civilize you!!!


evilgong15 Sep 2018 5:44 p.m. PST

No. Romans must die.


David F Brown

John Leahy15 Sep 2018 5:45 p.m. PST


dilettante Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 6:00 p.m. PST

Ave Roma!!!

Capt John Miller15 Sep 2018 7:24 p.m. PST

Pax Romana!!

Lascaris15 Sep 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

Usually for them.

Jakar Nilson15 Sep 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

Not if their last name is Reigns…

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2018 9:18 p.m. PST


mumbasa15 Sep 2018 9:39 p.m. PST


langobard Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 1:24 a.m. PST

Um, yeah, pretty much always on the Roman side :)

Legion 416 Sep 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

The Romans were pretty bad, per se, but so were a lot of others from that period. Does not make some of the things they did excusable, justified, etc. They were very much "in line" with many of those of that time. And it was not generally very good.

Of course it really does depend who they are fighting … evil grin And my DNA says I'm @ 70% Italian … so I may be a little biased … wink

My favorite comment about the Romans. Was when the series "ROME" was on HBO. One of the producers or writers said they had to reduce all the sex and violence that actually occurred at that time. So it could be aired … huh?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 10:09 a.m. PST


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

Rarely root for them.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Roman Republic yes, Roman empire no.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

Romanes eunt domus!

Daithi the Black16 Sep 2018 6:17 p.m. PST

I root more for the underdog

mad monkey 116 Sep 2018 8:23 p.m. PST


Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 8:41 p.m. PST

Usually root for them. Especially in Britain.

goragrad16 Sep 2018 8:52 p.m. PST


Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

Sometimes, but then again I also like the Dallas Cowboys so my opinion shouldn't be trusted.

khanscom17 Sep 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

I play Mithridatics-- so, no.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

I'm more of a 'Carthage kind of guy.

Winston Smith18 Sep 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

Delenda est Roma.

kodiakblair18 Sep 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

Nothing but contempt for Rome.

Born and raised north side of Antonine's Wall :-)

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 3:35 p.m. PST

Usually for.

NavyVet30 Sep 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

Viva Roma!

Toy Soldier Green22 Oct 2018 8:34 p.m. PST


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