Rome: Season 1, Episode 1

The Stolen Eagle (28 Aug. 2005)

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In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of ... See full summary »

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In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of night. With his campaign in Gaul coming to a successful conclusion, Caesar's popularity is continuing to grow. He's saddened however when he receives news from his good friend Pompey Magnus that his daughter, Pompey's wife, has died in childbirth. In the Senate, Pompey must defend the prolonged absence of his friend and co-Consul Caesar against charges of corruption and of waging an illegal war. It's all a ruse however as he is plotting to eliminate him. Meanwhile, Atia of the Julii sends her son Octavian to Gaul deliver a gift of a beautiful stallion to his great uncle Julius Caesar. He is taken prisoner along the way. Fortunately, Vorenus and Pullo rescue him and as a result, both receive Caesar's favor. Written by garykmcd

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Posca and the slave trader are arguing about the pricing of the Gauls in the slave market, which is unsurprising. Slaves were the most lucrative part of the loot after a province was conquered. See more »

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In the hall of Senate, everyone should wear a white ("dealbata") toga, meaning they all are equals (one senator, one vote). Instead, they are wearing "laticlavium" with a large red strip - the patricians - and "angusticlavium" with a smaller red strip - the knights ("equites") - which should be worn just outside, in formal ceremonies. Otherwise, they wear the color they want. Cato was indeed historically dressed usually in black, but in the hall of Senate he had to be dressed in white like any other senator. See more »

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Titus Pullo: Me, I have simpler tastes. I like to kill my enemies, take their gold and enjoy their women.
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Gratuitous pornography...
28 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is sad that a seemingly very good mini-series, at least for the first 10 minutes, hits one in the face with vivid pornography like I used to find as a young teenager in a dark basement with a secret 8mm film. The show is supposed to show Rome how it was and as a historian of ancient near eastern history, it did seem rather accurate. The costuming is very vivid and often colorful. The hair styles are mostly accurate and not like some movies, especially those about Jesus, where men are pictured as wearing long hair. The men of that era actually wore short hair, per the statues that still exist today and the teachings of the New Testament which concur. All of this to say that the show is sexual 'in- your-face' filth after a few minutes and absolutely unnecessary. Sorry, but I could not continue to watch.


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