One of my favorite shows, “Rome,” is ending. Apparently, it was costing too much — even though the BBC was footing part of the bill.

It’s cancellation is unfortunate, but to history nuts like me it’s as good a place as any to end the show. The first season chronicled the rise of Julius Caesar as dictator of Rome and ended with his assassination. Apparently, the second season is chronicling the rise of Octavian, Caesar’s adopted heir who became known to history as the first Caesar Augustus. It appears the show will end with his defeat of Mark Antony — which it seems we’ll see this Sunday when the finale airs. At least it’s a logical place to close out — the true founding of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Pax Romana.

One of the best shows on television, in my humble opinion. The bright spot in its cancellation after only two seasons is that the DVD series set won’t cost that much…


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