In the series final, following his his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Mark Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian refusing to be bullied, shamed or negotiated from his terms of taking them into custody, which will lead to public humiliation and ultimately death, there is but one choice left. Following the capture of Alexandra signaling the fall of Egypt and end of the war, Antony chooses the only honorable fate for a former Roman, and turns to his steadfast second and friend, Lucius Vorenus, for assistance. A final, desperate, duplicitous act affects Antony's demise, as Cleopatra hopes to buy time for herself and the lives of her twin children by Anthony. One face-to-face meeting with Octavian proves how fruitless her efforts of seduction are, and Cleopatra joins her lover in death by suicide. Above Octavian's suspicion, Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus whisk Cleopatria's eldest son, Caesarion, away from Egypt, but ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The action that takes place during "Rome" covers huge lengths of time, yet the characters do not age accordingly. For example, Season 2 begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC) and ends with Octavian's capture of Egypt (30 BC) a period of 14 years, and yet during the course of the season, no aging takes place among the characters (with the exception of an actor change for Octavian)...take particular note of the children of Lucius Vorenus, who are children in 44 BC, and by the end of the show have most certainly not aged 14 years (they are STILL children at the end). Keep in mind that in Roman times, an entire life span was only 40 or 50 years, so 14 years could represent more than a quarter of someone's life. See more
Atia of the Julii
You are swearing now that some day... some day you will destroy me... Remember, far better women than you have sworn to do the same. Go and look for them now.