No real positive messages. Themes of whether it's better to rule by force or through peaceful means.
Constant BC-era violence. Characters do battle with swords, bows and arrows, spears, knives, etc. A man has his throat slit. A man dies from getting eaten alive by a throng of red ants. Battle casualties, not too much blood.
Non-explicit sexual situations, including two women in bed with a man. Prostitutes make advances on lead characters. A woman emerges from a bath naked with her long hair strategically covering her breasts.
Alcohol consumed by a guard is called "yak piss." Sexual innuendo from prostitutes. When a boy tosses a coin into a fountain and makes a wish, a beautiful princess emerges naked from the fountain, to which the boy says, "gods be praised."
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine drinking at festivals. A guard drinks from a jug, appears drunk.