Rome: Upstairs Downstairs with swords!

In an article for Newsweek, Malcolm Jones looks at the second season of the HBO series Rome.

"Witchy women," "swinish men:" HBO's Rome has them all and Jones is happy with the results.

"Rome plays everything fast and loose. Virgil always plays it straight. If you were to watch the series and read the Aeneid at the same time, you'd get whiplash going back and forth between ever-cynical "Rome" and the Aeneid's unironic endorsement of duty, honor, country."