"The people who always get left out of history are the poor, the disadvantaged, the losers and women… women appear very little in the history books because men wrote the history books but women were very powerful in ancient Rome because the men were always away… in the late republic it was only women who really had the freedom to maneouver and change things. A great deal of the back room politics was done by women. " (x)

1 day ago on 22 April 2014 @ 12:00pm + 84 notes
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favourite character meme ► [1/2] colours: RED ► lucius vorenus

2 days ago on 21 April 2014 @ 11:08am + 44 notes
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2.01 Atia & Antony

3 weeks ago on 28 March 2014 @ 8:00am + 31 notes
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rome meme | five deaths [4/5]

↳ Cleopatra
3 weeks ago on 27 March 2014 @ 4:01pm + 237 notes
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IMMORTAL LONGINGS / a fanmix for antony and cleopatra

They shared a hunger for life. Excess was for both Cleopatra and Antony a natural, joyful expression of that hunger - whether making love night and day, feasting on impossible rarities, giving each other fabulous gifts or just playing the fool. Their appetites were well matched, their ambitions on a similarly grand scale, and instinctively they responded to one another. Nobody else would ever be as close to either of them as they would become to the other, although the mutual realization of that truth still lay some way in the future. - Diana Preston, Cleopatra and Antony


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Rome • Challenge: (02/03) Scenes

↳ (The Stolen Eagle 01x01)

"I think you feed them too much."

4 weeks ago on 26 March 2014 @ 4:01pm + 68 notes
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Rome, The Stolen Eagle (01x01)

What a dreadful noise plebs make when they’re happy.”

This is music. Wait until Caesar starts them howling for our blood;then you’ll hear something dreadful!”