15. He had a British accent

In movies, most historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great and more have British accents, even when played by non-British actors. Historical plays about these figures written by Shakespeare usually starred British actors, creating an association. But British accents are also employed to designate class as they represented monarchy, power and the grandeur of an empire of the past. In reality, Romans and Greeks would have, you guessed it, Roman and Greek accents, or a mix of these and other dialects. 

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