Instead on grumbling about facts, I'd like to appreciate the efforts taken by SidT & Co to make such a serial on so grand a scale. Even if it's distorted, it still is very informative. Like I didn't know Olympia was a snake worshipper, she's a profound devotee of Zeus, Darius was Persian ruler killed by Alexander, etc. No one can probably get all facts right and yet make a story which is masaledaar to Indian audience.
So, nonetheless, I enjoy this a lot for basic information, politics, betrayal romance and the wonderful acting by a brilliant cast. :)