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Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush

Julius Caesar is making his way towards Rome, though Lucius Vorenus is contemplating while the army has encountered so little resistance during their patrols. In Rome, Pompey begins ordering a retreat of his forces and he assigns his best men to take the entire city’s treasury to their planned destination. Meanwhile, Atia plans on using foul play in order to force her daughter to stop loving a lower class citizen.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Sunday September 11th, 2005

Director: Michael Apted
Writer: Bruno Heller

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Sep 14, 2008

Guest Stars
Anna FrancoliniAnna Francolini
As Clarissa
Anna PatrickAnna Patrick
As Cornelia
Antonio RagusaAntonio Ragusa
As Legionary
Chiara  MastalliChiara Mastalli
As Eirene
Eliza DarbyEliza Darby
As Daughter of Pompey
Ian McNeiceIan McNeice
As Newsreader
Lydia BiondiLydia Biondi
As Merula
Manfredi AliquoManfredi Aliquo
As Castor
Matt PatresiMatt Patresi
As Durio
Michele PettiniMichele Pettini
As Son of Pompey
Rob DavidRob David
As Glabius
Alexandra StordyAlexandra Stordy
As Iolanthe
Carla CagnettiCarla Cagnetti
As Maidservant
Stu RosenStu Rosen
As Numa
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


Thirty miles outside of Rome, Caesar sends Vorenus, Pullo and some Ubian soldiers on a scouting mission to size up Pompey's defenses, with strict instructions to advance only until they meet resistance. "There will be no raping, pillage, or burning," he adds, handing Vorenus a proclamation to deliver to the civilians of the city...

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