So this guy’s fascinated enough by the fall of the Roman Republic to base a trilogy off of it, but not enough to know that Caesar actually did come at the head of a conquering army? The Senate gave him dictatorial powers after he conquered Rome, and it was an attempt to limit his power, not to give him power.
I don’t recall George ever saying the prequels were a Roman biopic. It’s possible to take some ideas and inspiration from an event without directly mirroring it.
I’m actually a bit confused at the amount of people who don’t think the portrayal of the Jedi was intentional in the PT. Probably could’ve been articulated a bit more concisely, but there’s still entire lines of dialogue dedicated to the idea that have already been touched upon in this thread. One of my favorite lesser talked about ones is Yoda’s in Episode II:
OBI-WAN: “…he still has much to learn, Master. His abilities have made him… well arrogant.”
YODA: “Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.”