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Rome: The Ram Has Touched The Wall

Pompey decides to send Caesar another offer in hopes of limiting his power, in which Caesar decides to take some time to think upon the issue, despite Mark Antony’s objections. Meanwhile, Lucius Vorenus refuses to allow some thugs to harm a citizen in debt, which causes him trouble in his job as the thugs he threatened worked for the biggest crime boss in Rome. Titus Pullo also is hired as a military tutor for Octavian, though he discovers that Octavian isn’t as helpless as he seems to be.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday September 25th, 2005

Director: Allen Coulter
Writer: Bruno Heller

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Sep 28, 2008

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Guest Stars
Alessio Di CesareAlessio Di Cesare
As Rubio
Anna Fausta PrimianoAnna Fausta Primiano
As Vorena the Younger
Anna FrancoliniAnna Francolini
As Clarissa
Ian McNeiceIan McNeice
As Newsreader
Lydia BiondiLydia Biondi
As Merula
Manfredi AliquoManfredi Aliquo
As Castor
Sean MaddenSean Madden
As Otho
Suzanne BertishSuzanne Bertish
As Eleni
Eddie OseiEddie Osei
As African Barkeep
John BennettJohn Bennett
As Elderly Priest
Massimo PupellaMassimo Pupella
As Whistling Legionary
Parvez QadirParvez Qadir
As Tanjit
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


Chased to the Italian coast by Caesar's legions, Pompey and the senior senators debate their response to Caesar's truce offer. They finally agree to a "cessation of hostilities" based on his terms, though Pompey vehemently insists to his men the agreement is not a surrender. He simply needs time to bring fresh troops from Greece and Spain...

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