Empire (2005)

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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.

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Cast

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 Octavius (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Marc Antony (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Camane (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Brutus (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Tyrannus (6 episodes, 2005)
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 General Rapax (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Agrippa (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Cassius (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Fulvia (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Cicero (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Servilia (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Noella (3 episodes, 2005)
Ian Bartholomew ...
 Cimber (3 episodes, 2005)
Clive Riche ...
 Herteus (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Panza (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Atia (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lucius (2 episodes, 2005)
Alan David ...
 Quinitilius (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Moira (2 episodes, 2005)
Fillipo Reda ...
 Piso (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Titiana (2 episodes, 2005)
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The story is set in Rome around 44 B.C., just after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Octavius, aged 17, who was named heir by Caesar, is challenged by Marc Anthony. A civil war ensues, ending in a showdown between Octavius and Marc Anthony. Written by Justine Lewis

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Lust, Power and the Epic Battle for Rome

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Action | Drama | History

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28 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy birodalom  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts) | (DVD)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Garber was the original casting choice for the role of Julius Caesar, but had to bow out, shortly before the show went into production. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle between Antony's and Octavius's armies, Tyranus removes two silver emblems from his chest to denounce Antony and fight for Octavius. In the next shot, they are there again. Later, they disappear once more. See more »

Quotes

[Of Caesar]
Cassius: Who ever thought a God would hold so much blood?
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Version of Imperium: Augustus (2003) See more »

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Roman-style soap opera
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After all the teasers, I watched the pilot & found it typically Disneyfied. It takes historical characters of late first century BCE and early 1st century CE and weaves a majestic tapestry of fabrication. It then hangs it on a few pegs of historical truth and expects you to swallow the whole story as fact, when it's mostly fiction. Some of this lack of fidelity to history has been pointed out by others already, so I shall not belabor the point. Having the adequate & comely Santiago Cabrera play Octavian or Octavianus, NOT Octavius! is a stretch. The future first emperor of Rome was 18 not 28 in 44 BCE. Given the state of cultural/historical illiteracy today, I am not surprised by 'Empire.' Afterall, it's Disney/ABC and not the History channel or PBS.


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