A Roman Saga Masterpiece
This Precursor of Gladiator is a magnificient spectacle even without any computer-generated special effects ! The Musical orchestral music adds lustre and ambiance - no wonder it was copied by other epic movies ! It's many scenes of romance are not vulgar as today's movies. And we can discern every word of the actors - a far cry from today's Hollywood actors who MUMBLE. Sophia Loren and Stephen Boyd are sublime.