Factual error: There is a shot of a large arena where gladiatorial combats take place. Arranged around the top of the arena are a number of classical statues, one of which is Michelangelo's statue of David circa 1505 AD, 1,465 years too early!
Continuity mistake: Caligula orders his chief gladiator to kill a prisoner so he can test the Robe's "powers". The gladiator stabs the prisoner with a dagger and straightens up. Look at the dagger and you'll see no blood on it.
Messalina: Don't you find him interesting?
Claudius: He's a remarkable young man. He has something that Rome has lacked since the early days of the republic, something to believe in - faith. Our early conquests weakened it. My family, we Caesars killed and buried it. Strange if the memory of a dead Jew should bring it to life again. Messalina, don't hurt him. Don't destroy what he has.
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