Rome

The Roman Empire's rise gets a royal treatment in this sprawling drama, which begins in 52 B.C., when Julius Caesar finally conquers Gaul, after years of war. Back in Rome, however, the Senate seeks to undermine Caesar's power, setting the stage for inevitable civil war. The HBO-BBC co-production took more than a year to make on acres of sets at Italy's...read more

Season 1, Episode 1 The Stolen Eagle

First Aired: August 28, 2005

The rise of the Roman Empire gets the royal treatment in this 12-episode series, which begins in 52 B.C., when Julius Caesar conquers Gaul. In other events, two soldiers distinguish themselves on an important mission and Pompey Magnus conspires with the Senate against his old friend Caesar.

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  • Premiered: August 28, 2005
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: The Roman Empire's rise gets a royal treatment in this sprawling drama, which begins in 52 B.C., when Julius Caesar finally conquers Gaul, after years of war. Back in Rome, however, the Senate seeks to undermine Caesar's power, setting the stage for inevit… (more)

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