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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

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alessio Di Cesare
As Rubio
Anna Fausta Primiano
As Vorena the Younger
Anna Francolini
As Clarissa
Bart Ruspoli
As Tribune
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
Sean Madden
As Otho
Ted Rusoff
As Strabo
Francesco Pini
As Slave Dealer
Frank Baker
As Doctor
Iliaria Stivali
As Peasant Woman
Maura Orefici
As Priest
Sebastiano Vinci
As Wild Eyed Man
Sergio Di Pinto
As Stilicho
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
Ciaran Hinds
As Julius Caesar
James Purefoy
As Mark Antony
Karl Johnson (1)
As Porcius Cato
Kenneth 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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Warning: Rome season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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