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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 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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 Servilia (5 episodes, 2005)
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 General Rapax (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Noella (5 episodes, 2005)
Ian Bartholomew ...
 Cimber (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Cassius (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Cicero (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Atia (4 episodes, 2005)
Alan David ...
 Quinitilius (4 episodes, 2005)
Clive Riche ...
 Herteus (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Panza (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Agrippa (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Fulvia (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Caesar (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Lucius (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Magonius (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Moira (3 episodes, 2005)
Fillipo Reda ...
 Piso (3 episodes, 2005)
Caroline Ashley ...
 Titiana (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Publius Claudius (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Nila (3 episodes, 2005)
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 wife of Publius Claudius (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Girlfriend (3 episodes, 2005)
Martin Marquez ...
 General Crito (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Atticus (3 episodes, 2005)
Joe Hanley ...
 Lagos (3 episodes, 2005)
Edoardo Trowse ...
 Rough youth (3 episodes, 2005)
Jean-Marie Paris ...
 The Reterian (3 episodes, 2005)
Angel Turner ...
 Gordiana (3 episodes, 2005)
Jonis Bashir ...
 Drax (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Sebastianus (2 episodes, 2005)
Felix Dexter ...
 Maximus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Saturnicus (2 episodes, 2005)
Ian Redford ...
 Nobleman Marius (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Willox ...
 Balthus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Bazzer (2 episodes, 2005)
Giannina Salvetti ...
 Market seller (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Slave trader (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Fortunus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Slave (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Caelus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Bestiari (2 episodes, 2005)
Joseph Murray ...
 Davus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Soldier (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sgt. at Arms (2 episodes, 2005)
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 The General (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Voice Actor (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Principe (2 episodes, 2005)
Anna Sarnholm ...
 Larissa (2 episodes, 2005)
Massimiliano Ubaldi ...
 Centurion (2 episodes, 2005)
Diz White ...
 Voice Replacement (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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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

Real swords were used in close-up shots for authenticity. This risky decision resulted in Jonathan Cake being cut during filming for the first episode. The cut became infected and Cake required hospital treatment. 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

[to Brutus]
Caesar: And you, my child?
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Version of Imperium: Augustus (2003) See more »

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23 April 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Well how about fabricating a lot of Roman History! Augustus just didn't do a lot of the stuff in this movie and it isn't as if Roman history wasn't written down. Augustus joined Caesar in two campaigns before he was 18.

After Caesar's murder there was a lot of political wrangling with Marc Anthony and eventual battles, etc. There is no need to fabricate stories when Roman history is full of good stuff.

There are many occasions in history when we just don't know much and one can speculate then... but... well what's the use... Hallmark seldom delivers on these sort of projects...

Their modern drama are much better...


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