Rome: Season 2, Episode 1

Passover (14 Jan. 2007)

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Picking up exactly where Season One left off on the Ides of March, 44 BC, Caesar has been assassinated, stabbed to death, and his bloody corpse lays in the senate. The rapidly spreading ... See full summary »

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Picking up exactly where Season One left off on the Ides of March, 44 BC, Caesar has been assassinated, stabbed to death, and his bloody corpse lays in the senate. The rapidly spreading news shocks the city. Even consul Marc Antony must run to the safety of Atia's house where he swears to take bloody revenge on Caesar's murderers, but for the time flees with Caesar's family to the north. But Octavian keeps a cooler head then his mother. Calpurnia insists on the private reading of Caesar's will, which names Gaius Octavian as his adopted son and full heir and makes a gift to each citizen while freeing Posca (the slave who reads it out) with a stipend, but they must fear a rightful tyrannicide will be declared allowing full confiscation. Octavian points out legally declaring Caesar a tyrant would also invalidate all his deeds, including mandates held from him, so Brutus' followers have an interest in a full pardon instead. Hearing about Vorinus accidental killing of Niobe, Pullo rushes ... Written by KGF Vissers

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When Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) agrees with the other conspirators to go into talks with the Julii, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) indignantly answers "You too, mother?" This is a direct reference to Julius Caesar's famous last line "You too, Brutus?", which, according to some historians and William Shakespeare, was spoken when he saw Brutus among his killers. This may also have been what Caesar wanted to say in the previous episode "Kalends of February" (Brutus mentioned Caesar tried to speak), but wasn't able to. See more »

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After the death of Caesar the slave Posca becomes a freedman and starts working for Mark Antony. However, under the Roman code of patronage freedmen remained in service with their former master and subsequent heir. So Posca should have started working for Octavian, not Mark Antony. See more »

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Gaius Octavian: Mother, I must stay in Rome.
Atia of the Julii: Eh?
Gaius Octavian: I must stay in Rome. I am Caesar's son. I must protect my legal rights.
Mark Antony: There's blood? Quite the little Spartan.
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A Good Take On Roman History
15 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Roman based shows I've ever seen. I'm a History geek and now a lot on the Roman Empire. The characters and all round story of the show is amazing. They excellent, not well know actors and actresses to portray the characters. The visually stunning scenery was beautiful.

This is a brilliant show and you'll like this if you enjoy shows like this. Though... not all the parts are true to history, it's still worth watching. I recommended seeing if you like shows such as; Xena, Hercules, or Into The West. Hope this helps with your choice to watch it or not, I do recommended though that no children watch this...


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