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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

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Series cast summary:
 Lucius Vorenus (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Titus Pullo (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Atia of the Julii (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Octavia of the Julii (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Mark Antony (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Newsreader (20 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Vorena the Elder (19 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Servilia of the Junii (18 episodes, 2005-2007)
Lidia Biondi ...
 Merula (18 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Marcus Junius Brutus (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Posca (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Niobe (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Marcus Tullius Cicero (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Eirene (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
Manfredi Aliquo ...
 Castor (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Eleni (14 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Gaius Octavian (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Timon (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Esther Hall ...
 Lyde (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Gaius Julius Caesar (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Anna Fausta Primiano ...
 Vorena the Younger (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
 Mascius (10 episodes, 2005-2007)


In this British historical drama, the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire, which changed world history through civil war and wars of conquest, is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

28 August 2005 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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(1 episode) | (9 episodes) | (22 episodes) | (12 Episodes)

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As many as 40 horses at one time were used in a scene. See more »


Several historical changes were made to move the story along. Octavian was in Illyria undergoing military training when Caesar was killed. Livia was actually Octavian's third wife and she had two sons when she married Octavian; Tiberius and Drusus. Drusus was married to Antonia, the daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia and was the grandfather of Caligula and the father of Claudius. Octavian had one natural child, Julia, by his first wife. Julia was married at one time to Tiberius. See more »


Servilia of the Junii: Gods of the Junii, with this offering I ask you to summon Tyche, Megaera, and Nemesis so that they may witness this curse. By the spirits of my ancestors I curse Gaius Julius Caesar. Let his penis shrink. Let his bones crack. Let him see his legionnaires drown in their own blood. Gods of the Junii, I offer to you his limbs, his mouth, his breath, his speech, his hands, his heart, his stomach. Gods of the Inferno, let me see him suffer deeply, and I will rejoice and sacrifice to you.
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This show is HOT!!!
13 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched the third episode of ROME and I love it!! I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews on this forum.

Political intrigue, great acting, sex, violence (the hand to hand type not the I'll shoot ya from a mile away kind), booze, gambling, prostitution, HOT HOT women, macho guys, murder, what's there not to like?!

Not to go into all the details, but getting to know the characters is crucial. And after three episodes, We know the players. The actors are real good, thanks to the producers to go and get real actors not some pretty boy talentless losers. I read that the actors were mostly Brits and that is key. Most American Actors wouldn't be able to pull off the roles. Some of the acting is flawed but hey, it's a TV show and a darn good one. Being a history buff and after watching Collin Farrell and Angelina Jolie embarrass themselves in Alexander and Brad Pitt in Troy, Rome is quite a refreshing period piece.

Liking a TV show has a lot to do with connecting with the characters. And there are a lot of them, about 12 main characters.1st of all Polly Walker as Atia is incredible!! This show was made for her. She's so hot and devious, and cunning, and okay hot, and such a strong personality, absolutely radiant woman, Wow.Then there's Ray Stevenson as Titus, he's like a Bullet Tooth Tony from Snatch. Macho, whoring, gambler type, a mans' man tough guy. Kevin McKidd is real good as a complex quiet type. Really good cast of fine actors. Indira Varma (plays Niobe)- SIZZLING HOT and she can act a little too. Not to mention Ciaran Hinds, he plays Caesar, absolutely believable, thank goodness. Kenneth Cranham (Pompey)-Fine, the actor that plays Cato (Karl Johnson)is also good.

The set is legit. I feel like we're in Rome and not some Hollywood Movie set. I'm not sure if they're are using 3D MAx (or some other computer engineered set) but it works.

Then there's the story line. A lot of evil doings going on and political maneuvering, love affairs of course, surely Rome was like that 2000 years ago! Obviously they have their history consultants, they are using the names of real people of Rome who lived 50 BC or there abouts and of course most is fictionalized to entertain us, so the plots are thick.

Anyway, thumbs up from me, THIS IS A DON'T MISS SHOW.

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