The miniseries Rome captivates me through both its plot and stunning visuals. Rome takes place during and just after the reign of Caesar with particular focus on the lives of two plebian friends, Lucius Verenus and Titus Pullo. Even if you are not into history, the plot is very engrossing and steamy.
|swoon-worthy and virile Pullo|
One major aspect of the show I greatly appreciate is the attention to the many ethnic groups under the Roman empire and ensuing cultural conflicts.
|Defeated Gallic hero and hottie Vercingetorix|
|Gallic men, unlike Romans, wore long hair, beards and tattoos|
|awesome ankh pendant|
Rome features an abundance of beautiful hair, jewelry and clothes.
|A madame with blue hair and too much rouge|
|Pullo's favorite gal, Ireni, is an adorable, petite Gaul with beautiful ringlets.|
|I love the vertical components of her necklace and want to create an inspired piece.|
|How gorgeous are these sleeves?|
|this necklace is so masculine and yet glamorous|
|I want this pendant!|
|Verenus's gorgeous wife|
Scenes of daily life in ancient Rome come alive thanks to the cinematography.
|inside a Sauna|
|a vanity complete with roman cosmetics|
|such a lush interior|
|what a view!|
|ancient skull motifs|
|how nifty-looking are ancient roman razors?|
Have any of you seen Rome? What are your thoughts?