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"Rome" The Stolen Eagle (TV Episode 2005) Poster

(TV Series)

(2005)

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Factual errors 

A talent of gold isn't an amount; it's measurement by weight, roughly equaling about 70 pounds. Marc Antony is given a half talent of gold, roughly 35 pounds, which he carries easily, and in a pouch. In addition, he gives a quarter talent, roughly 18 pounds, to Lucius Vorenus, again handing it over with little effort, indicating the lack of accuracy.
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Anachronisms 

Historically, Brutus would have been the same age as Atia and Mark Antony but he is portrayed as being much younger.
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There are two scenes where Roman women appear naked. In both scenes the actors are sporting bikini waxes. In ancient Rome, women either kept all their body hair or removed it completely.
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Continuity 

Octavian is only eleven-years-old at time of this episode but the actor is clearly older.
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Cato is portrayed as a very old man during the series and older then Julius Caesar. However, the historical Cato was at least five years younger then Julius Caesar.
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Factual errors 

The first emperor of Rome was originally named "Gaius Octavius". When he was adopted by his great-uncle, he became "Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus". That adoption only took place with the reading of Caesar's will. Nobody, not even his mother Atia in a moment of wishful thinking, would have addressed him as "Octavian" prior to that event.
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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.
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Plot holes 

When Vorneus and Pullo rescue Octavian, he assures them that Caesar will prove his identity. Octavian is eleven-years-old at this point and Caesar was away from in Gaul for nearly eight years, so the last time he would have seen Octavian would have been when he was three. However, upon seeing Octavian Caesar recognizes him straight away.
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