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Rome: Pharsalus

Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo are lost at sea after their legion’s ship was destroyed on their way to help Julius Caesar’s army, though they have a chance encounter with someone they know. Meanwhile, Pompey decides to send order a full assault on Julius Caesar’s camp in an attempt to destroy him once and for all, though the battle goes rather unexpectedly. Back in Rome, Atia is attempting to win the favor of Servilla as she believes Caesar will lose and she needs protection from a supporter of Pompey.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Sunday October 09th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Oct 12, 2008

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9/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anna Patrick
As Cornelia
David Kennedy (1)
As Lucius Septimius
Eliza Darby
As Daughter of Pompey
Esther Hall
As Lyde
Ian McNeice
As Newsreader
Michele Pettini
As Son of Pompey
Francesco Sensi
As Legionary
Franco Troscia
As Body Slave
Steve Swinscoe
As Officer
Vincenzo Nicoli
As Lysandros
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
Ciaran Hinds
As Julius Caesar
James Purefoy
As Mark Antony
Karl Johnson (1)
As Porcius Cato


As Caesar waits hopelessly for more of his soldiers to arrive from Italy, Pompey's camp prepares for their attack - and for the spoils of victory. Only Brutus appears apprehensive, conceding that while the Republic must be free of tyrants, he cannot celebrate Caesar's defeat. "He was as my father to me."..

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