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 5 The Ram Has Touched the Wall

First Aired: September 25, 2005

Financial woes compel Vorenus to take drastic action in his choice of careers; Pullo is hired to tutor Octavian but also seeks the clever lad's advice; Antony urges Caesar to go after Pompey; Atia conspires to drive a wedge between Servilia and her uncle. Servilia: Lindsay Duncan. Octavian: Max Pirkis. Directed by Allen Coulter (“The Sopranos”).

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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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