Obama Aurelius

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“There once was a dream that was Rome.”

Everyone’s favourite swords and sandals epic Gladiator (2000) has a lot to answer for. Not because it’s riddled with factual inaccuracies, those are awesome — even historians (the cool ones at least) will agree. Historical films don’t need to be accurate, they…

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Writer and journalist. I write about empires whenever I can get away with it. Bylines in the Guardian, ThinkProgress, Dazed, Huck, etc.

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Laurie Charles

Laurie Charles

Writer and journalist. I write about empires whenever I can get away with it. Bylines in the Guardian, ThinkProgress, Dazed, Huck, etc.