Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Some more Roman treats...

Again, my apologies for the extreme slowness in updates. I've entered the first Week of Hell in the semester.

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?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Will Robey said...

Since when are there deaths in Rome which are not mysterious. Marcus Livius Drusus was assassinated in 91 BC in BROAD DAYLIGHT and still no one knew who did it.

Mysterious!!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

heh heh. I was going to say deaths by natural causes, but even those have a way of being suspicious...

10:35 PM  
Blogger catsagainstbush said...

the only games they seem to do on Greece are on Alexander the Great.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

That's the only thing they *ever* do with Greece!

11:22 PM  

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