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  • Tags: late antiquity

The life and times of Hypatia, a Greek philosopher in fourth- and fifth-century Alexandria, Egypt, including a fictionalization of her scientific research undertaken during the religious turmoil of her day, concluding with her murder in 415.

A pseudo-historical film exploring the fictional idea that Romulus Augustus, considered to be the last Roman Emperor in the West, left Italy after he was deposed and traveled to Britain, where he became known as Uther Pendragon.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a movie that takes more inspiration from Lord of the Rings than Excalibur. Although it was very poorly received by critics, earning a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 41/100 on Metacritic, audiences responded to it…

Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur relies on the reputation of Arthur’s name, but hardly mentions any of the stories from Arthurian literature. Starring many renowned actors such as Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, and Ioan Gruffud, the film is loosely based on…

The Eagle is a film of historical fiction, and stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and Donald Sutherland. Released in February of 2011, The Eagle adapts Rosemary Sutcliff's 1954 novel The Eagle of the Ninth. It was filmed with a budget of $25 million,…

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this…

Centurion, written and directed by Neil Marshall, paints a picture of the disappearance of the Ninth Legion, or the Ninth Hispana. With a star-studded cast, including X-Men’s Michael Fassbender and Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham, it is set in…

The film begins with a quotation from Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon’s idea of a long Roman decline brought on by many factors influenced the movie considerably, though the plot is only loosely based on the real…
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