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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
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Series cast summary:
...  Lucius Vorenus 22 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Titus Pullo 22 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Atia of the Julii 22 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Octavia of the Julii 22 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Mark Antony 22 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Newsreader 20 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Vorena the Elder 19 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Servilia of the Junii 18 episodes, 2005-2007
Lidia Biondi ...  Merula 18 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Marcus Junius Brutus 17 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Posca 17 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Marcus Tullius Cicero 15 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Eirene 15 episodes, 2005-2007
Manfredi Aliquo ...  Castor 15 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Niobe 15 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Eleni 14 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Gaius Octavian 13 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Timon 13 episodes, 2005-2007
Esther Hall ...  Lyde 13 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Gaius Julius Caesar 13 episodes, 2005-2007
Anna Fausta Primiano ...  Vorena the Younger 12 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Mascius 10 episodes, 2005-2007
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In this British historical drama, the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire, which changed world history through civil war and wars of conquest, is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families. Written by KGF Vissers

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Before Spartacus: Blood Sand. Before Game of Thrones. There was Rome!


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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Ray Stevenson was extremely envious of James Purefoy's leather cuirass. The metal armor worn by all the actors was extremely uncomfortable, while Purefoy's leather one was not. See more »

Goofs

According to the DVD commentary, the creators made a deliberate effort to show camels in scenes set in Alexandria or elsewhere in Egypt, in order to make them look exotic compared to the scenes set in Rome. Camels, however, would be of no use in Ancient Alexandria, because it was built on a marshy island in the Nile delta and camels are poorly suited to walk over such soft, humid soil. See more »

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Atia of the Julii: [to Cleopatra] Die screaming, you pig spawn trollop.
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Excellent mini series
4 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have watched both of the first two episodes and I am very impressed, and look forward to seeing all 12. So far this is the best mini series that I have seen in years. If the next ten episodes are as good as these two, then I will rate this series right up there with Roots, Centennial, and Lonesome Dove. I guess that dates me somewhat, doesn't it.

I agree with all of the other many positive comments on this series. There are still people out there who enjoy intelligent programing, instead of all these mindless sitcoms and reality shows. I too am a history buff, and enjoy the authenticity that this series projects to the viewer, as opposed to just more Hollywood glitter like that abominable "ALEXANDER".


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