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Description Through his pax romana, Augustus created a united Europe and enabled ideas, and Christianity, to spread throughout its territories. In this book, Richard Holland explores the extraordinary, complex na... more

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Review of Augustus (DVD)

Excellent

“Augustus a mustus!”

published 16/09/2007

Best reality show in history

where's the Roman blood-lust?

...No, this movie most certainly is not 'Gladiator', simply because it is more authentic. Augustus' portrays Rome's first emperor (yes, first, for anyone who thinks, like i once did, that Julius Caesar was) according to the wealth of evidence supplied by various ancient authors. This is the closest i have yet seen Augustus portrayed, and it was made extra special by the fantastic acting abilities...

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Review of The Lovat, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus

Excellent

Gorgeous food, lovely rooms, great location, gay friendly, brilliant all round

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...a little organisation on your part as it is quite out of the way. Being that this was the whole point in the trip though, this probably won?t be much of an issue for anyone. The hotel is situated at the bottom end of Loch Ness in the tiny little village of Fort Augustus. The easiest option (and probably the cheapest) is to drive. Pop ?fort Augustus? into your sat nav and you?ll find the place, there is...

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Review of Augustus (DVD)

Super

“Gladiator it is not...”

published 17/07/2005

more," I, Claudius" than "Gladiator"

a very long film, flags in places

...Augustus is a film in the old tradition. Taking a subject period that sees it rubbing shoulders with Gladiator, Ben Hur and Spartacus, for a new film it has the feel of something more akin to a release from thirty years ago. Whereas the likes of Gladiator sells itself with well-done action and big budget effects, this film relies on a well-scripted and well-acted biography of Rome's first emperor...

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