Augustulus - in Popular Culture

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  • The 2007 film The Last Legion, and the novel on which it is based, includes a heavily fictionalized account of the reign and subsequent life of Romulus Augustus; escaping captivity with the aid of a small band of loyal Romans, he escapes to Britain, where he takes a place in what will become Arthurian legend as Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur, and a previous wielder of Excalibur (Here the sword of Julius Caesar).
  • The Marvel Comics character known as Tyrannus has the "real name" of "Romulus Augustus", and originates in ancient Rome.
  • The play Romulus the Great (1950), by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, an "Ungeschichtliche historische Komödie" (unhistorical historical comedy) about the reign of "Romulus Augustus" and the end of the Roman Empire in the West.

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