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Rome: The Stolen Eagle

Legionnaire Titus Pullo has been reprimanded for breaking structure during a battle in Gaul. However, when the army’s gold standard gets stolen, Lucius Vorenus takes Titus Pullo from his prison and the two set off to try to find the standard. Meanwhile, Pompey contemplates what he should do about Julius Caesar’s rising fame, while Julius Caesar deals with startling news amidst the plummeting morale of his troops.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday August 28th, 2005

Director: Michael Apted
Writer: Bruno Heller

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Aug 31, 2008

Guest Stars
Alessio Di CesareAlessio Di Cesare
As Rubio
Anna FrancoliniAnna Francolini
As Clarissa
Anna PatrickAnna Patrick
As Cornelia
Bart RuspoliBart Ruspoli
As Antony`s Tribune
Giovanni CalcagnoGiovanni Calcagno
As Vercingetorix
Ian McNeiceIan McNeice
As Newsreader
John BoswellJohn Boswell
As Curial Magistrate
Lydia BiondiLydia Biondi
As Merula
Manfredi AliquoManfredi Aliquo
As Castor
Matt PatresiMatt Patresi
As Durio
Rob DavidRob David
As Glabius
Suzanne BertishSuzanne Bertish
As Eleni
Ted RusoffTed Rusoff
As Strabo
Alan StocksAlan Stocks
As Andros
Allan Caister-PearceAllan Caister-Pearce
As Head Priest
Bob MercerBob Mercer
As Slave Trader
Fabio CarforaFabio Carfora
As Sextus
Russell MabeyRussell Mabey
As Crucified Man
Main Cast
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
As Lucius Vorenus
Ray StevensonRay Stevenson
As Titus Pullo
Polly WalkerPolly Walker
As Atia of the Julii
Lindsay DuncanLindsay Duncan
As Servilia of the Junii
Tobias MenziesTobias Menzies
As Marcus Junius Brutus
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
As Octavia of the Julii
Indira VarmaIndira Varma
As Niobe
David BamberDavid Bamber
As Marcus Tullius Cicero
Max PirkisMax Pirkis
As Gaius Octavian
Lee BoardmanLee Boardman
As Timon
Ciarán HindsCiarán Hinds
As Julius Caesar
James PurefoyJames Purefoy
As Mark Antony
Karl Johnson (1)Karl Johnson (1)
As Porcius Cato
Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham
As Pompey Magnus


After eight years of war, Gaius Julius Caesar has finally completed his bloody conquest of Gaul. Just as he is prepared to celebrate a resounding victory and return to Rome with his army, he receives word that his daughter Julia has died in childbirth...

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