Since I've been spending a lot of time in ancient Rome on this blog, I thought some music might be in order. Here is the best gladiator film score never written for a movie, the finale from The Pines of Rome by Resphighi. Herbert Von Karajan conducts in Osaka in 1984:
A very guilty pleasure of mine.
I strolled down the Via Appia Antica only once in my life. Instead of encountering the ghosts of the Roman legions, I encountered the Roman traffic.