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 (more…)

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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  • 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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