Hugh Hewitt has a nice post with an excerpt from Caesar’s memoirs about the real Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus.
I’m very disappointed that Rome is ending as a series, especially since there is so much more story to tell. Although the writers took several liberties with documented history, it’s pretty cool that they were able to make a whole story line out of these two who are side-notes. I was just commenting the other night that I’m embarrassed at how little I know about history, and the sad part is that most people don’t know as much as I do. Shows like this, while not completely accurate, at least give people a little more knowledge than they had before, and they are entertaining as hell.