Talk:List of Rome characters
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Both Octavian and Octavia were born wealthy Plebians, not patricians (at least in real life). The series never mentions their father, the elder Gaius Octavius, so it may be assumed that the series simply portrays them as Patrician their entire lives. By this point in the Republic the distinction between Plebian and Patrician was not nearly as important as it had been earlier, but it still may be worth noting that Caesar Augustus was born a Plebian.
Was Cicero really a plebeian? I'm not an expert but from what I can gather, he was a patrician in history, and in the show he sure LOOKS like he's a patrician. 22.214.171.124 02:16, 7 March 2007 (UTC) Yes he was plebian, you are confused because many of the "nobles" of Rome were plebian by this time in history.
I think this whole patrician/plebian thing should be dropped from this list. The show never really explains which characters fall into which category, almost all of this is just fan conjecture based loosely on the character's historical counterparts. Besides, by this time in Roman history the differences didn't really matter all that much. This is portrayed beautifully in the first season when Brutus gets embarrased for calling Pompey 'low class' to his face. It seemed insulting to a guy like Brutus but it was actually pretty meaningless, as is shown by Pompey's complete lack of concern.\
Agreed that the entire "Status"/"Class" section should be eliminated. It is all original research based upon fan conjecture, and much of it is completely inaccurate to both the show and real history. The whole plebians vs. patricians thing was centuries earlier than the timeframe for this series, by which time many powerful noble individuals and families were in fact "plebian" (Cicero, Pompey, Scipio and many other "nobles" were plebian). The entire section seems to be based upon the misconceived original research of whoever wrote the article in the first place. I'm removing it.
Charmian is not a fictional character. It is the correct name, according to Plutarch, for Cleopatra's maidservant who died with her mistress. --126.96.36.199 11:30, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
- Good point, I hadn't noticed it was listed incorrectly. I've moved it and provided the link to the historical figure. Thanks for the catch. TAnthony 13:45, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Videmus Omnia (who tagged the article) is correct that the use of non-free/fair use images in inappropriate for lists, per Wikipedia:Non-free content#Unacceptable images. I am removing them here, but have made sure they appear in the appropriate individual character articles. TAnthony 21:23, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Is it possible that he wears a black and simple toga because of his loyalty to the ancient times of Rome, where frugality was an important value? I must have heard or read of this back in the school days, I don't know if I'm right. Reim (talk) 19:09, 18 November 2012 (UTC)