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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 Publius Claudius 3 episodes, 2005
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 Wife of Publius Claudius 3 episodes, 2005
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 Girlfriend 3 episodes, 2005
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 General Crito 3 episodes, 2005
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 Rough Youth 3 episodes, 2005
Jean-Marie Paris ...
 The Reterian 3 episodes, 2005
Angel Turner ...
 Gordiana 3 episodes, 2005
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 Sebastianus 2 episodes, 2005
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 Saturnicus 2 episodes, 2005
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 Market Seller 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)  »

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

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When shooting started, the series was supposed to be eight hours long. When it was clear, that the show was going to excessively run over budget, it was cut down to six hours. 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 »

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Cassius: There's so much suffering in this room. Am I with a woman?
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Empire ABC Series
10 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Fiends and I at work thoroughly enjoyed Empire. We liked the characters as well as the actors playing them. We thought the story line was exciting and looked forward to each installment. We were not expecting a documentary or doctoral thesis, we simply enjoyed being entertained, as well as having the opportunity to learn interesting facts about antiquities, the Roman way of life and history, and period clothing. We believed Empire to be interesting, intriguing, and thought provoking as well as not insulting to our intelligence. We are vastly disappointed that Empire was canceled. We were prepared to watch Empire last week, and even speculated about whether a follow up series might be produced. Then, something else came on.


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