I recently finished watching the HBO series, Rome on DVD (22 1-hour episodes). Loyalty to the death and lots of sex around the time of Julius Caesar. The characters speak in modern UK slang, none of the fluffy where-art-thou Lord of The Rings English, so it’s easy to understand and relate to them despite the fact that just about everyone is a sociapath. Although “Rome” follows the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra, the heart and soul of the series comes through in the characters of two Roman soldiers, Lucius Vorenus & Titus Pullo — they are the McNulty & Bunk of “Rome.” Slow to start, the story builds to the most dramatic, epic ending of any series I’ve seen. I was a long time coming around to this series, but I’m glad I did.