Season 2, Episode 8 A Necessary Fiction
First Aired: March 11, 2007
Octavian's campaign for a more virtuous society hits hardest in his inner circle; Vorenus's efforts to solve a gold robbery leave a bitter taste of betrayal; Pullo turns his grief about a personal loss into anger at a new enemy; Timon leaves Rome with his family for Jerusalem.
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- 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)