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Roman Movies (also known as peplums)

Time line Historic Event Movie title
Circa 1000 BC Aeneas settles in Latium Last Glory of Troy (1962)
a.k.a. The Avenger (Steve Reeves)
753 BC Foundation of Rome Romulus and Remus (1961)
Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott
Around 745 BC The rape of the Sabines women Romulus and the Sabines (1961)
Roger Moore, Jean Marais
673-642 BC During the  Reign of Tullius Hostilius, the Horaces fight the Coriaces from Alba Longa for the sake of Rome. Duel of the Champions (1961)
Alan Ladd, Robert Keith
Around 494 BC Coriolanus leads the Plebians in a fight for their rights against the ancient Roman senate Coriolanus: Hero without a country (1963)
Gordon Scott, Alberto Lupo, Lilla Brignone
390 BC Romans defeated by the Gauls under Brennus at the Battle of Allia. Gauls sack Rome, only the Capitol is defended by the citizenry. Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963) 
Massimo Serato, Gordon Mitchell
218-201 BC Second Punic war.
Hannibal's invasion of Italy
Annibale (1960)
Victor Mature, Rita Gam, Gabriele Ferzetti
211 BC Siege of Syracuse
Bright defenses by Archimedes
Siege of Syracuse (1962)
Rossano Brazzi, Gino Cervi
73 BC Slaves revolt Spartacus (1960)
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis
Around 52 BC Conquest of Gaul Caesar the Conqueror (1963)
Cameron Mitchell, Rik Battaglia
48 - 30 BC Julius Caesar in Egypt, Fight between Marcus-Anthony and Octavius. Cleopatra (1963)
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison
44 BC End of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar (1970)
Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud
44 BC End of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar (1953)
Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
24 BC - 54 AD From the death of Marcellus (24/23 BC) to Claudius' own death in 54 AD I Claudius (1976, mini serie)
Derek Jacobi, Sian Philipps, Brian Blessed
60-62 Queen Boudicca (or Boadicea) leads a rebellion in Britannia Warrior Queen (1978)
Siân Phillips, Nigel Hawthorne
70-73 Revolt in Palestine Masada (1981)
Peter O’Toole, Peter Strauss
79 Destruction of Pompeii Last Days of Pompeii  (1960)
Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann
101-104 (circa) Roman legions under the command of the prefect of praetorians Cornelius Fuscus are intending to start military campaign in Dacia. Ambitious Roman general is simultaneously preparing a plot against the emperor Domitian. After the fall of dacian Argidava fortress across the Danube, the fight is to be continued in wild mountains, but Dacians under the king Decebal are now prepared perfectly.  The Dacians (1966)
Pierre Brice, Maria-José Nat, Amza Pellea, Geo Barton
106-110 (circa) Sarmizegetusa was taken by victorious Roman legions under Trajan. One roman legion is mandated by the emperor to build military camp and to be a permanent garrison in new province. Roman legate Tiberius acts with usual roman discipline, but crew is rather nervous. Rests of defeated Dacians live in neighborhood, one part of them is ready to live in harmony with Romans, the others recall barbarians to aid them in reconquista. Meanwhile, roman military camp is gradually becoming a city with new mixed settlement. Huge number of horsed barbarians (Sarmati, Karpi) has invaded Dacia and stand in front of gates of the city. Impressive final battle is starting in rough winter conditions... The Column (1968)
Amedeo Nazzari, Antonella Lualdi, Amza Pellea
180-192 Marcus Aurelius and Commodus The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Sophia Loren, Christopher Plummer
180-181 Marcus Aurelius and Commodus Gladiator  (2000)
Russel Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris
260-272 Queen Zenobia of Palmyra seizes large areas of Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt and sets up an independent empire until defeated and taken prisoner by Aurelian Nel segno di Roma
Anita Ekberg, Gino Cervi
310-315 Conversion of Constantine Constantine and the Cross  (1962)
Cornel Wilde, Belinda Lee, Christine Kaufmann, Massimo Serato
434-453 Attila's war with Rome Attila (1954)
Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henry Vidal
434-453 Attila's war with Rome Sign of the Pagan (1955)
Jack Palance, Jeff Chandler, Ludmilla Tchérina



by Francois Picard
(as of 2001-01-02)