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The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar completes his conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and prepares to return with his army to Rome. While Caesar's self-interested niece Atia and long-lost paramour Servilia anxiously await the general's return, ruling patricians despair that Caesar's homecoming will disrupt the status quo, and threaten the extravagant prosperity they've enjoyed at the expense of the lower class. In the Senate, old-guard leaders plot to undermine Caesar's influence by convincing his old friend, Pompey Magnus, that the general is a threat. Back at the front, two mismatched soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, see their fortunes rise following several serendipitous missions. As Caesars legions move closer to Rome, allegiances are put to the test for soldiers and civilians - and the escalating tensions climax with a full-scale conflict destined to change history.
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Episode Info

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After Marc Antony's defeat at Actium, he returns to Egypt, where he settles into a world of debauchery with Cleopatra. Octavian tries to use Pullo as leverage to Vorenus to gain access to the palace, but Vorenus stays loyal to Antony. Finally, it is Cleopatra who dupes Antony, saving her own life by sacrificing her honour. Ceasar Octavian triumphs in Rome.

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Cast
Kevin McKidd
As Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson
As Titus Pullo
Polly Walker
As Atia of the Julii
Lindsay Duncan
As Servilia of the Junii
Tobias Menzies
As Marcus Junius Brutus
Kerry Condon
As Octavia of the Julii
Indira Varma
As Niobe (episodes 1-13)
David Bamber
As Marcus Tullius Cicero
Max Pirkis
As Gaius Octavian
Rick Warden
As Quintus Pompey

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Reviews

beaucfus

Reviews: 2
Awesome showRating: 8 likes, 4 dislikes

You want to see roman politics in action, the life people lived in the period. I love this show, cant wait for season two. HBO pull out all the stops for this series. Chemistry of the characters on the show, the back stabbing, the fighting, the political parties. This show is awesome Read more

Review posted on Monday, December 4th 2006 at 3:49 pm

SmonkAnna

Reviews: 10
Season 1Rating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes

Season one was really good, very trustworthy show. It's a nice mix of fancy scenery, great drama and lots of sex & violence. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, August 23rd 2007 at 12:29 am

nishikaze

Reviews: 7
History you can get intoRating: 3 likes, 4 dislikes

This show is amazing, and I don't say that often. Everything, from the writing, the direction, the sets and the costumes, and most especially the acting is phenomenal. This show is absolutely amazing to watch. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, October 28th 2007 at 3:11 am

4 reviews available
Recaps
1x12: Kalends of February recap: In the wake of their epic arena battles, Pullo and Vorenus have become heroes to the Roman rank and file, inspiring theatrical reenactments, murals and songs celebrating them as symbols of brotherly love and redemption... read more.

1x11: The Spoils recap: Bereft of options, Pullo has taken up "mortality work" for Erastes Fullmen, descending into the underworld as a knife-wielding hit man, spending his pay on prostitutes and a growing appetite for opium... read more.

1x10: Triumph recap: As the senate gathers to sanction Caesar as emperor, Scipio and Brutus put honor aside and stand in support the man they once fought, urging their fellow senators to follow them. "He has shown himself to be as wise and merciful in victory as he is invincible in battle," says Brutus. "Let this be an end to division and civil strife." After a unanimous vote in his favor, Caesar declares the war over and announces five days of feasts and games honoring his 'triumph.'.. read more.

1x9: Utica recap: On the dusty plains of Africa, a defeated Cato and Scipio drag themselves to the nearest town, only a handful of soldiers and slaves in their wake. Despite gathering an army with the King of Numidia, they were overtaken by Caesar and his legions in a final battle at Thapsus, and now they must consider their fates... read more.

1x8: Caesarion recap: In pursuit of Pompey Magnus, Caesar and his men head to Egypt, where they pay a visit to the 12-year old King Ptolemy and his advisors. Caesar inquires about their preparations for war - he's learned that the king's sister, Cleopatra, disputes the boy's right to the throne. Rattled, the king's men assure him they are not worried about the "absurd claim." Caesar is not assuaged. "This dispute between you and she must end," he says imperiously. "Rome insists Egypt be at peace. Your grain ships must keep sailing.".. read more.
Recurring Guests

Ian McNeice as Newsreader (19 eps)
Anna Fausta Primiano as Vorena the Younger (13 eps)
Lydia Biondi as Merula (11 eps)
Michael Nardone as Mascius (8 eps)
Allen Leech as Marcus Agrippa (7 eps)
Manfredi Aliquo as Castor (7 eps)
Zuleikha Robinson as Gaia (7 eps)
Simon Woods as Gaius Caesar Octavian (7 eps)
Alex Wyndham as Gaius Maecenas (7 eps)
Marco Pollack as Lucius (6 eps)

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Warning: Rome guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Status: Ended
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 28, 2005
Ended: March 25, 2007
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