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Roman History Lessons

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Aug 28, 2010 | 6:48 PM EDT

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Caesar talks about stuff



Rated 0.5 / 5 stars


Well I gave you a 1 because of what dialogue I could make out - it was pretty funny.. but I'm not really a fan of this voice software because it's so mono-toned and unclear.. I think you should grab a mic and do the voice acting yourself. Also, this isn't an animation, man. It's a picture and some software saying something you told it to. So really you put almost none of yourself into this submission sans the dialogue.

I say, don't even scrap this. Take the monologue and put it on an actual animation with real voice acting, it could be hilarious!

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Interesting premise, but not well executed

There needed to be something really funny to make this work, but I couldn't find it. Maybe you could have started with the image of Caesar and then quickly moved to other comedically effective images during his monologue.

To clear up the matter of emperorship, allow me to inform the audience a bit on Roman history. After the civil war with Pompey, the Senate (who had forbade Caesar to return to Italy) was not in his good graces. Caesar had the loyalty of the military, and the grant by the Senate of the title "Dictator for Life" merely acknowledged the reality of the situation. They did not, however, grant him the title of "Imperator" (the Latin equivalent of "Emperor," though it means, more precisely, "Commander"). His nephew, Octavius, would recieve this title later after yet another civil war. For the Romans, there would become real differences in the two titles. There were dictators before Caesar, who were granted unlimited power for prescribed periods during times of great danger to the republic. Those who took the title were greatly honored, but had to relinquish power when the danger was averted and the set time was up. Though the connotations of monarchical rule were not initially inherrent in the title "Emperor," the idea of a return to kingship was abhorrent to the Romans, who had carried out a revolution against it early in their history. Julius Caesar was never stupid enough to openly admit a desire to return to monarchical form of government, and would probably have rejected anything resembling the modern notion of monarchical emperorship out of fear of retirubution. Nonetheless, certain Senators feared a return to monarchy and killed him anyway.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


He was too emperor. After he killed off the other triumvirates, he began to give the Senate less and less power, until he was essentially, a tyrant, although his reign lasted roughly six months, before his untimely death.


Rated 0 / 5 stars


no animation and no creativity with the voice. This passed judgment? The idea was great and the topics were fine, but it seems so dull with the static picture and the monotone voice rambling on. Great idea though

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falcon176 responds:

Thanks for the review sir


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Julius Caesar was never emperor

Look it up. And then there was no animation. Bleh.

falcon176 responds:

Next you're gonna tell me he never checked out porn mags at the Library of Alexandria. What a liar you are.