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 8 Caesarion

First Aired: October 16, 2005

Caesar chases Pompey all the way to Egypt, and meets the young ruler Ptolemy XIII in Alexandria; Vorenus and Pullo rescue Ptolemy's sister Cleopatra from captivity. Ptolemy: Scott Chisholm. Cleopatra: Lyndsey Marshal.

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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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