After successfully campaigning in Gaul for seven years, Consul Marcus Valerius arrived back in Rome with his legion. He and his men were looking forward to celebrating their return with families and friends. The fearless warrior expected his Emperor to be pleased with his conquests, but Nero showed little interest. Other priorities were far more important. Nero ordered Marcus to assist Menecrate, the hated leader of the Praetorian Guards, in cleansing the city of its Christian presence but he refused and resigned as consul in protest. He was immediately sentenced to death and his legion disbanded. Marcus Valerius is a valiant soldier and the killing of innocent people goes against all his principals. The former hero now becomes the hunted.
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Copyright dated 1963, but not submitted to the British Board of Film Censors until 27 June 1975 when it was passed with a "U" certificate under the title Revenge of the Gladiators. Distributors Miracle Films selected it to go out with Colossus of the Stone Age
(1962), but the release was limited. The ITV network eventually acquired the film and its television premiere (under the title Fire Over Rome) was on 30 September 1991 throughout most ITV regions, excluding Yorkshire Television who saved it until 11 November 1991 to be screened as the third of their "Roman Follies" series, (a light-hearted season of the worst of the Italian epics). See more
There's only one god on this earth. One single god that all men must adore. All! And that god is Nero!
Edited into Poppea's Hot Nights