Agora and Centurion
This week sees the release of two feature-films about life under the Roman Empire: Centurion and Agora. Centurion is a thriller set in Northern Britain in the 2nd Century - and follows a group of Roman soldiers trying to evade warriors from the Pict tribe. Agora is set in 4th Century Alexandria - and tells the story of the brilliant astronomer, Hypatia, resisting the religious extremists who want to destroy the city's famous library. Classicist Tom Holland reviews both films and considers cinema's continuing interest in the Classical world.It also has an interesting bit about with Antony Griffiths on his swansong print exhibition at the BM.