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Imperium: Augustus (TV Movie 2003) - Plot Summary Poster

(2003 TV Movie)

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  • In 42 BC Rome is in the middle of a civil war. Together with his friend AGRIPPA, the young Augustus goes to Spain in order to help JULIUS CAESAR in his struggle against the troops of POMPEY. Even though they are outnumbered, they manage to defeat Pompey. Caesar honours his adopted son Augustus with a triumphal entry into Rome and then sends him to Greece together with his friends Agrippa and Maecenas. There, Augustus hears the news of Caesar's assassination and he returns to Rome with his friends. Back in Rome, he is able to gain both the support of the people and political power. In his struggle with the conspirators against Caesar he finds an ally in MARC ANTONY. Marc Antony not only pursues BRUTUS and CASSIUS, he also initiates a wave of executions which practically eliminates the old Roman ruling class. Among those who are killed is the husband of LIVIA DRUSILLA, a woman with whom Augustus had been in love as a young man. Through a combination of good luck and chance, Augustus and Marc Antony are able to defeat the forces of Brutus and Cassius at the battle of Phillipi. But now Augustus has to share his empire with Marc Antony who, in the meantime, has become the lover of the Egyptian queen CLEOPATRA. Augustus declares war on both of them and after a successful military campaign he becomes the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. During his rule, Rome not only experiences a period of peace and prosperity, it is also an age in which both art and culture flourish. His new wife Livia Drusilla becomes his most important political advisor. It is she who discovers that IULLUS (the son of Marc Antony and lover of Augustus' daughter JULIA) is plotting to murder the emperor.

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  • The desperate struggle for power in the world of Ancient Rome is on. Its first emperor, Caesar Augustus faces the many challenges of leadership. On one hand there is his beautiful and beloved daughter Julia who cannot bring herself to accept her destiny and on the other he had his stepson, the unwilling Tiberius who is in the running to be emperor after him. Iullus Antonius, son of Augustus' enemy Mark Antony, who is in love with Julia is determined to seek revenge for his own father's death by killing Augustus and save Julia and her sons for the fate of death that will surely be bestowed on them by Augustus' wife, Livia.

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  • Caesar Augustus receives the tragic news that his best friend and commander of his legions, Agrippa has died leaving behind his two sons Gaius and Lucius and his young wife, Julia who is also Augustus' daughter. In trying to convince Julia to marry her stepbrother Tiberius, Augustus tells of how he and Agrippa managed to overcome Mark Antony and Cleopatra with the help of Maecenas to become the most powerful men in the world.

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  • Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.

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