5 When in Rome...redviper | 22/07/2007 | See all redviper's reviews (3)Veni, Vidi, Vici - I came, I saw, I conquered. Caeser's famous message to the senate.Maybe HBO should adopt it as their new company motto. Because as that message was intended to show Caeser's military prowess, HBO's magnificent series really hammers home how very good they are at what they do.The first thing that really hits you is just how convincing the series is, everything from the clothing to the graffiti has been carefully considered to give a stunning portrayal of ancient Rome.It's nice to note that the series doesn't shy away from Ancient Rome's many darker aspects either. All the vice and murder are in there and it feels more honest about Ancient Roman life.The plot is well thought out and involves you in the daily lives of normal Romans. Not just the people at the top of the pile. Many viewers will recognise historical moments such as Caeser's murder and historical characters such as Mark Antony and Cleopatra.In all watch this series if you enjoy a good storyline, are interested in Ancient Rome or Romans and are not put off by sex or violence.