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as you see them #1 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:58 am   as you see them
 

Can one say
a. Ancient Romans were not dressed as you see in the movies.
b. Ancient Romans were not dressed as you see them in the movies.

c. Ancient Romans were not dressed in the way you see in the movies.
d. Ancient Romans were not dressed in the way you see them in the movies.

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as you see them #2 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2016 13:30 pm   as you see them
 

I'd say all those are possible. It seems obvious to me which meaning of 'see' is required here.
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as you see them #3 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2016 17:38 pm   as you see them
 

I think you need 'them' in both sentences simply because 'see' can have two meanings - look at and understand.
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