‘Cleopatra’ Remake?

Latest Hollywood rumour has a remake of the Burton-Taylor thing (or more likely, something based on Stacy Schiff‘s Cleopatra: A Life) with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the big roles …

UPDATE (the next day): the rumour (in regards to Jolie, anyway) is confirmed:

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii idus junias

Miniature of the Trojan Horse, from the Vergil...
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ante diem iii idus junias

  • Matralia — a festival held in honor of Mater Matuta involving matrons and their nieces (with some slave abuse thrown in as well)
  • 1184 B.C. — Greeks capture Troy (according to one reckoning)
  • during the time of Servius — dedication of the Temple of Mater Matuta and the Temple of Fortuna in the Forum Boarium
  • 17 B.C.. — ludi Latini et Graeci honorarii(day 7)
  • 86 A.D. — ludi Capitolini (day 6)
  • 204 A.D. — lusus Troiae performed during the Saecular Games