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wow [Jul. 1st, 2009|08:42 pm]
Ave Caesare!

poor_claudius

[iusedtoreadmore]
[Current Location |Ancient Rome]
[music |that creepy snake music]

Recently found the series on DVD and am enjoying it again. Glad all those years in Latin class were good for something...I mean, how else would I have known what the little wooden scraper was that they used in the "bath?" (a squidgel!)(if that's how you spell it.)

At the end of every episode I find myself shaking my head and saying, "Wow..."

Viewing it this time around, I'm impressed with how much they did with so little set design...a lot of open space goes a long way for the Roman Empire.
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[User Picture]From: blairette
2009-07-02 02:30 am (UTC)
That'd be a strigil. But I like squidgil enough to consider calling my loofah that.
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[User Picture]From: iusedtoreadmore
2009-07-13 01:20 am (UTC)

strigil!

ha, ha, sorry! my Latin teacher is probably rolling over in her grave(sort of like when she used to make us squirm in our seats)...
Squidgil is a fun word, though. You could embark upon an entrepreneurial venture and market your own line of loofahs(being careful, of course, to avoid any infringement on the trademarked/copyrighted image of SpongeBob YouKnowWhoPants.)
Strigil!
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[User Picture]From: iusedtoreadmore
2009-07-13 02:51 am (UTC)

Re: strigil!



I meant to add:

Squidgil! The Strigil that Squishes!
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[User Picture]From: paris_of_priam
2009-07-02 07:25 am (UTC)
Yep, I got the DVD set as a present from my wonderful girlfriend, who hadn't seen it before, but knew it was my favorite mini-series. I was hoping there would be some cast commentaries, but my version doesn't have any. Does yours? I'm just wondering if there is more than one version out on DVD.

Also, BBC made some documentary on the making of I Claudius. You can find it on Youtube. I was hoping they would have incorporated that onto the DVD, but that wasn't there either.

(I liked the attention to detail, too. But I was a little let down by the fact that they included the scraper, but didn't give George Baker a Brazilian wax job before doing the shoot! The man is as hairy as a gorilla, and Roman men couldn't STAND body hair. They used to pluck it all out.)
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[User Picture]From: iusedtoreadmore
2009-07-13 01:12 am (UTC)

extras

No, mine doesn't have any commentary, just the "making of" for the aborted project starring Charles Laughton. Isn't there another set out there somewhere which has a sketch of Derek Jacobi as the cover? Or is that an old VHS version? I got mine at BEST BUY.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9083449&type=product&id=1913975
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