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He [Hirst] says his dramas are not documentaries but the details are rooted in history: “Just like Shakespeare’s history plays, they only start with some historical facts, then the drama takes over. You can’t have both.”

I disagree. History has plenty of drama and doesn’t require artificially injecting it with pointless love triangles and sex. Its the big reason why this past season of Vikings was incredibly boring despite plenty of history to draw upon. I’m cautiously following this development.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/11/martin-scorsese-romans-tv-series-caesars-british-writer-michael-hirst?CMP=share_btn_fb

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/ancient-rome-tom-holland/

Though Interamna Lirenas was in the area now known as “Italy,” it had been set up by Rome as a “Latin” colony in 312 B.C.E., Launaro explains: “As such, its inhabitants were not considered Roman citizens, but citizens of a formally independent community, bound to Rome by a treaty of close political and military alliance. Following the so-called Social War (‘war with the allies’, from 91 to 88 B.C.E., Interamna was granted the status of a Roman municipium and its inhabitants became Roman citizens.”
While still having a large degree of administrative autonomy, its inhabitants would have then been entitled to vote in Rome’s assemblies and even run for public office, he explains.

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.821742

Source: Imperial Rome urban plans