COMMENTARY: `Gladiator’ Accurately Depicts Ancient Roman Brutality

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c. 2000 Religion News Service (Rabbi Rudin is the senior interreligious adviser of the American Jewish Committee.) (UNDATED) The current film “Gladiator” is set in the year 180, and in the opening scenes a Roman legion attacks armed Teutonic adversaries encamped in a forest somewhere in “Germania.” The Romans commence their assault with catapults that […]

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