Some more Roman treats...
For those of you wading in extra time, I give you the computer game Death in Rome. You can play it on BBC! And here's the summary:
Be a Roman sleuth - use your detective skills to unravel the events behind a mysterious death.
You have until dawn to investigate the crime scene, and crack the case.
Time is short. Each expert you consult will cost you precious minutes. Piece together the puzzle using their evidence, eye-witness testimonies, and perhaps a little detective's intuition.
Secondly, there is apparently yet another movie based in Rome coming out called The Last Legion. Here, also, is a fan site. I'm somewhat worried about this movie already, but it includes Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy among other things) and Kevin McKidd (Vorenus). It should be interesting to watch, at any rate. I think it's proof just how swamped I've been lately that I haven't caught wind of this movie earlier, though.
Both links are thanks to Classics-L again.
Now, what I want to know is why nobody does good movies or video games about ancient Greece (and there are far more in general about Rome). Seriously, I was trying to think up good movies to show in our Classics department, and most of the actually decent ones were set in Rome. Why is this?