Fiction, science fiction set in Ancient Rome/Rome like place

I am a huge fan of science fiction. Asimov, Harrison, Bujold, Pratchett, et al. I would love for anyone to recommend me something similar described in the topic. Also, any great space opera would be dandy as well. Thank you for your time! :)

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Free Speech in Ancient Rome: Rome was the most powerful empire in antiquity. But were the Romans free to speak truth to Power? freespeechhistory.com/201…
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Podcast episode on free speech in ancient rome

Clear and present Danger - A History of Free Speech - Episode 2: Liberty or License - Free Speech in ancient Rome.

Rome was the most powerful empire in antiquity. But were the Romans free to speak truth to power? Did history’s first successful Women’s March take place in Rome? And who came out on top when the words of Cicero clashed with the ambition of Caesar and armies of Octavian? Why did historians and astrologers become endangered species when the Republic became an empire? Find out in episode 2 of β€œClear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech”.

You can subscribe and listen to Clear and Present Danger on: iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/…/clear-and-present-…/id1335666976… Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdl1Iu0849d4UXQJvg8ondg TuneIn: https://tunein.com/…/Clear-and-Present-Danger---A-history-…/ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/…/clear-and-present-danger-a-histo… SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-859605085

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Rome’s Colosseum Is Getting a Retractable Floor to Host Performances, Just Like in Ancient Times (Without the Gladiators) news.artnet.com/art-world…
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In Ancient Rome, slaves could attain great material wealth, and sometimes used this wealth to buy their freedom. However, their master still held near absolute power over them. What, legally or socially, stopped a master from just taking a slave’s wealth?
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TIL in ancient Rome the punishment for killing a parent, the worst of all crimes, involved the perpetrator being sewn into a sack with a monkey, a snake, a dog and a chicken and then thrown into the Tiber to drown. historytoday.com/history-…
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Ancient Rome Aqueduct, Patara, Turkey
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It is super weird though how every ancient aliens theory is based in Egypt, or Easter island, never in like Rome, or something. You know it's not a question that the who built the Colosseum, but It can't be known who built the pyramids
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In your country, is there a piece of literature regarded as a National poem, like the Aeneid was for ancient rome and the Divine Comedy is for Italy?
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TIL Falernian wine was the most renowned in ancient Rome. In Pompeii, a price list on the wall says "For one [coin] you can drink wine, For two you can drink the best, For four you can drink Falernian" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
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TIL that the "heart" shape, used to indicate love, likely originated as a depiction of the seed pod of the plant Silphium, which was used in ancient Rome as a contraceptive. atlasobscura.com/articles…
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Taking nearly 36yrs, an archeologicalist built this huge scale model of ancient Rome.
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TIL Michaelangelo made fake ancient art. While in Florence, he was asked to make a statue look like an ancient work so it would be easier to sell. One piece was sold to Cardinal Raffaele Riario who upon finding out the piece was a fraud was so impressed that he invited Michaelangelo to Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
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The insane psychos on Parler want Trump to declare a dictatorship. That's what they mean by "crossing the Rubicon." It's a reference to ancient Rome. Caesar crossed the Rubicon river with the Roman army and seized power and declared himself emperor.
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The story of Publius Horatius Cocles, the soldier whom, according to history (or Roman propaganda) single-handedly defended Rome from the entire Etruscan army. Do you know of any other battle stories from the ancient world that are more heroic than this one? youtu.be/BFhvt4mFOLo
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What's your favorite fact about ancient rome?
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I heard in ancient Rome they used papyrus
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The insane psychos on Parler want Trump to declare a dictatorship. That's what they mean by "crossing the Rubicon." It's a reference to ancient Rome. Caesar crossed the Rubicon river with the Roman army and seized power and declared himself emperor.
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You wake up to find yourself naked and in ancient Rome, what is the first thing you do?
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Colosseum in Rome is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheater in the world today. It was completed in 80AD by tens of thousands of Jewish slaves under the rule of the Emperor Vespasian.
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In Ancient Rome, there were 4 types of poison.

Poisons I, II, and III would all kill you with varying degrees of pain.

However, Poison IV would just make you really itchy.

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From Apuleius’ novel The Golden Ass, one of Ancient Rome’s last surviving prose novels. I still think it’s hilarious I had to read these badly written sex scenes for class reddit.com/gallery/kyfb38
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Via Tiburtina in Rome ~ During extension works of the Tiburtina street in Rome, a stretch of 13 meters of the ancient Via Tiburtina was revealed, in good condition and preservation. [638x798]
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TIL women in ancient Rome didn’t have unique first names, but instead were just named after their family name. (For example, all women from Gaius Julius Caesar’s family were named Julia. Sisters were told apart by using nicknames, such as β€˜Julia the Younger’, β€˜Julia the Elder’, etc.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
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How could you tell a slave from a free man in Ancient Rome? Was there a defining brand/mark? Could escaped slaves easily blend in to urban populations?
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36 years was taken to make this accurate model of ancient Rome
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Anime/Manga in ancient Rome or Greece

Is there an Anime or Manga that takes place in ancient Rome or Greece. I can't think of a single one. There are historical Anime/Manga about many different historical eras. Vinland Saga, Vagabond, Kingdom or Rurouni Kenshin to name only a few. But is there one that takes place in an ancient Roman or Greek setting?

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Anyone know any games that have gladiators/are in ancient Rome?

Title. (also I already played Ryse Son of Rome)

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There should be a zombie film set in ancient Rome.

After reading the post about how we are all so fed up of zombie movies and bla bla there haven't been a zombie movie set during classical times... I mean the plot would be pretty simple, like "wooo zombies were the real reason Rome fell" and stuff like that, I mean it's that easy

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Looking for pieces about ancient Rome

Currently listening to Handels Caesar piece, any other good ones?

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Ancient Rome not getting its own game after seeing how big the Roman influence in the RPG trilogy is just feels wrong

Anyone else feels this way? We get to see a Roman-occupied Egypt, Ancient Greece (with the Romans adopting much of their culture), and remnants of Roman Britain in Valhalla. Ancient Rome should've gotten its own game after Odyssey as a bridge to Valhalla.

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United States Capitol Building was completed in 1800. A fine example of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, its designs derived from ancient Greece and Rome evoke the ideals that guided the nation's founders as they framed their new republic.
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What words became *less* common in well-written Mediaeval or post-Renaissance (Modern) Latin, compared to that of Classical Antiquity (ancient Rome)?

The short version is: is anyone aware of words with a history of Classical usage, whose usage fell even though the referent, the thing they are describing, continued to be relevant? Maybe they had a synonym during Classical Antiquity and the synonym overtook it, maybe a neologism was invented in the Middle Ages and the old word got forgotten, or perhaps a new or old phrasal noun overtook it in popularity, and perhaps the noun phrase got clipped in the wrong place?

Long version: As time goes on, stuff gets invented or discovered, and we have to invent the name of this stuff. We either use an old word and give it a new meaning (like computator, which now means a "machine for manipulating information", rather than a person who does the same thing, only with numbers), or we reach into our ass, rummage around for a bit, and come up with a new word (like autocinetum). This includes intangible stuff too: Hermes was the messenger (nuntius) of the gods with a lowercase g, but when we started to believe in Yahweh, the God with a capital G, His many messengers were called angelus (from the Greek), and we kept nuntius for the man who reminds housewives of God in a whole other way. This post is not about the new meanings of old words, and is especially not about new words.

If I lived during the time of Publius Vergilius Maro, and I ran down to the butcher's and said, "Dona mihi, Domine, unam libram hepatis suis!", the butcher would think I was a bit posh, because hepar is a Greek word (the use of which is characteristic of the upper class) but he'd understand, because hepar had become thoroughly Latinised, with Latin declensions and everything. Needless to say, he'd serve me in accordance with my wishes one pound of pork liver. If I wanted to speak pure Latin, I'd instead ask for jecuris suis, but during the time of P. Vergilius, both words existed and were comprehensible. That said, jecur was much, much more common, whether to buy animal liver to a butcher, or describe pain in one's own liver to a priest of Apollo or Aesculapius (in loco medicorum at this time and place).

Fast forward 1500 years or so, and everybody is using the word hepar. It's like jecur faded from the collective memory of the human species, despite being the original word that Romulus and Remus would've used to talk about the seat of their emotions. Now, Mediaeval Latin has a stereotype of being debased from its Roman roots and hea

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Ancient Romans of Reddit, what was it like watching Rome fall?
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Best ancient Rome general history book?

I'm currently refreshing my knowledge of history and thought I would start at the beginning with Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. I was wondering if you have have any Ancient Rome book recommendations similar to Thomas Martin's "Ancient Greece"?

I'm hoping for a general history rather than a specific period to start my studies. If you have any recommendations for Ancient Greece, please pass them along as well!

Edit 1: Since a few of you have suggested it, I have already read SPQR by Mary Beard. And this may be an unpopular opinion but I wasn't a big fan of it. Though I'm no expert in the field!

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Biggest circular tomb in the ancient world to open in Rome cnn.com/travel/article/au…
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Biggest circular tomb in the ancient world to open in Rome edition.cnn.com/travel/ar…
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TIL about Spolia Opima, the rarest and highest military prize in Ancient Rome, where a general personally killed an enemy general in combat and stripped him of his armor. This happened only 3 times in the history of Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
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Best Pike Experience: Rome 2 DEI or Attila Ancient Empires?

I was just playing a campaign as Macedon in DEI and the only pike unit I started off with, the Greek Bronze Shields, just got massacred by a bunch of Hoplites in head on combat.

I had them lined up and then control, clicked them on the attack to have them advance as a line. They did start to bunch up and I had to disengage some because they were deployed on top of my own pike units. I also wasn't using the click or double click that it talks about in the description.

I tried playing a custom battle in Ancient empires as Macedon and the pikes appeared to work better but visually dropped their pikes and started fighting in hand to hand combat instead of holding their pikes. Ancient Empires also doesn't have the supply system or the awesome population system of DEI but I always sieges were way more fun and the horde mechanics were kind of cool.

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If a pot breaks in ancient Rome, where do you take it? If trash was 'invented' recently then big cities must have had to invent better dump-and-collect resources at some point too. So in ancient metropolises where did people take their broken metal tools and other useless goods?
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The City of Rome already had a population greater than one million in in ancient times but without current means of mobility. So was the city actually one cohesive city or was it more like many cities next to each other where the people stayed in their part of Rome?

And if it really was one a large city, how was mobility made possible? Was there any public transportation?

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The ancient Rome people knew something
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Hannibal featured on "Leaders of Men," a series of cigarette cards by Ogden (1924). The artistic interpretation is based off a marble bust of Hannibal found at the ancient city-state of Capua, Italy. Once on display in the Naples National Museum, it is now in the Quirinale Palace in Rome.
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yet another ancient Rome story
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Podcast episode on free speech in ancient rome

Clear and present Danger - A History of Free Speech - Episode 2: Liberty or License - Free Speech in ancient Rome.

Rome was the most powerful empire in antiquity. But were the Romans free to speak truth to power? Did history’s first successful Women’s March take place in Rome? And who came out on top when the words of Cicero clashed with the ambition of Caesar and armies of Octavian? Why did historians and astrologers become endangered species when the Republic became an empire? Find out in episode 2 of β€œClear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech”.

You can subscribe and listen to Clear and Present Danger on: iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/…/clear-and-present-…/id1335666976… Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdl1Iu0849d4UXQJvg8ondg TuneIn: https://tunein.com/…/Clear-and-Present-Danger---A-history-…/ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/…/clear-and-present-danger-a-histo… SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-859605085

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