“The Very Old Folk” (1927)
H. P. Lovecraft (writer).
Read in 2017.
Read with a part of the original letter to “Melmoth” (Donald Wandrei) on www.hplovecraft.com.
Checked in time, before the progress of the rites might evoke anything with which the iron of a Roman pilum might not be able to deal, the Sabbath would not be too much for the powers of a single cohort.
“The Festival” (1925) in a sword-and-sandal Roman epic format. This is one of the rare cases where live-action film would suit Lovecraft’s material.