Season 1, Episode 2 How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic
First Aired: September 4, 2005
Lucius Vorenus's sudden return after eight years at war sparks an uncomfortable homecoming; Mark Antony joins the Senate as tribune of the people; Titus Pullo's night of debauchery spells trouble for the future of the Republic; Caesar mobilizes his legion for the long trip back to Rome. Niobe: Indira Varma. Cicero: David Bamber. Octavian: Max Pirkis.
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- Premiered: August 28, 2005
- Rating: TV-MA
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- 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)