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Masada

Masada

Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an "ABC Novel for Television," it was a fictionalized account of the historical siege of the Masada citadel in Israel by legions of the Roman Empire in AD 73. The TV series' script is based on the novel The Antagonists by Ernest Gann. The siege ended when the Roman armies were able to enter the fortress, only to discover the mass suicide by the Jewish defenders when defeat became imminent. Masada was one of several historical miniseries produced in the early 1980s following the success of NBC's Shogun in 1980. The miniseries starred Peter O'Toole as Roman legion commander ... more on Wikipedia

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