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Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic

Mark Antony heads back to Rome in order to speak on Caesar’s behalf, in which Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo are stationed to go with Mark Antony, as well as the recently rescued Octavian. At Rome, Lucius Vorenus heads home to see his family for the first time in eight years while Pullo looks for some pleasure, though when Pullo kills a man who tried to cheat him in a game, he sets off a chain of events that could potentially bring down the republic.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday September 04th, 2005

Director: Michael Apted
Writer: Bruno Heller

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Sep 07, 2008

Guest Stars
Alessio Di CesareAlessio Di Cesare
As Rubio
Anna Fausta PrimianoAnna Fausta Primiano
As Vorena the Younger
Anna FrancoliniAnna Francolini
As Clarissa
Bart RuspoliBart Ruspoli
As Tribune
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
Sean MaddenSean Madden
As Otho
Ted RusoffTed Rusoff
As Strabo
Francesco PiniFrancesco Pini
As Slave Dealer
Frank BakerFrank Baker
As Doctor
Iliaria StivaliIliaria Stivali
As Peasant Woman
Maura OreficiMaura Orefici
As Priest
Sebastiano VinciSebastiano Vinci
As Wild Eyed Man
Sergio Di PintoSergio Di Pinto
As Stilicho
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
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 anointing Mark Antony the People's Tribune, Caesar sends him to Rome to negotiate a compromise with the Senate. Accompanied by young Octavian and his liberators, Vorenus and Pullo, the new "protector of the people" is greeted by cheers as he enters the city, a crowd swarming around him to catch the coins he tosses to them...

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