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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

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8/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alessio Di Cesare
As Rubio
Anna Francolini
As Clarissa
Anna Patrick
As Cornelia
Bart Ruspoli
As Antony`s Tribune
Giovanni Calcagno
As Vercingetorix
Ian McNeice
As Newsreader
John Boswell
As Curial Magistrate
Lydia Biondi
As Merula
Manfredi Aliquo
As Castor
Matt Patresi
As Durio
Rob David
As Glabius
Suzanne Bertish
As Eleni
Ted Rusoff
As Strabo
Alan Stocks
As Andros
Allan Caister-Pearce
As Head Priest
Bob Mercer
As Slave Trader
Fabio Carfora
As Sextus
Russell Mabey
As Crucified Man
Main 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
David Bamber
As Marcus Tullius Cicero
Max Pirkis
As Gaius Octavian
Lee Boardman
As Timon
Ciaran Hinds
As Julius Caesar
James Purefoy
As Mark Antony
Karl Johnson (1)
As Porcius Cato
Kenneth 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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Episode References

Warning: Rome season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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