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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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Alasdair Milne, who was the BBC's Managing Director of Television in the 1970s and Director-General in the 1980s, described the series as "rubbish, historically inaccurate and done simply to titillate American taste". See more »

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During slave auctions the slaves wear loin cloths. Factually slaves which were sold as laborers or young women were presented naked. See more »

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Gaius Julius Caesar: He refuses to meet me!
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This show is HOT!!!
13 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just watched the third episode of ROME and I love it!! I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews on this forum.

Political intrigue, great acting, sex, violence (the hand to hand type not the I'll shoot ya from a mile away kind), booze, gambling, prostitution, HOT HOT women, macho guys, murder, what's there not to like?!

Not to go into all the details, but getting to know the characters is crucial. And after three episodes, We know the players. The actors are real good, thanks to the producers to go and get real actors not some pretty boy talentless losers. I read that the actors were mostly Brits and that is key. Most American Actors wouldn't be able to pull off the roles. Some of the acting is flawed but hey, it's a TV show and a darn good one. Being a history buff and after watching Collin Farrell and Angelina Jolie embarrass themselves in Alexander and Brad Pitt in Troy, Rome is quite a refreshing period piece.

Liking a TV show has a lot to do with connecting with the characters. And there are a lot of them, about 12 main characters.1st of all Polly Walker as Atia is incredible!! This show was made for her. She's so hot and devious, and cunning, and okay hot, and such a strong personality, absolutely radiant woman, Wow.Then there's Ray Stevenson as Titus, he's like a Bullet Tooth Tony from Snatch. Macho, whoring, gambler type, a mans' man tough guy. Kevin McKidd is real good as a complex quiet type. Really good cast of fine actors. Indira Varma (plays Niobe)- SIZZLING HOT and she can act a little too. Not to mention Ciaran Hinds, he plays Caesar, absolutely believable, thank goodness. Kenneth Cranham (Pompey)-Fine, the actor that plays Cato (Karl Johnson)is also good.

The set is legit. I feel like we're in Rome and not some Hollywood Movie set. I'm not sure if they're are using 3D MAx (or some other computer engineered set) but it works.

Then there's the story line. A lot of evil doings going on and political maneuvering, love affairs of course, surely Rome was like that 2000 years ago! Obviously they have their history consultants, they are using the names of real people of Rome who lived 50 BC or there abouts and of course most is fictionalized to entertain us, so the plots are thick.

Anyway, thumbs up from me, THIS IS A DON'T MISS SHOW.


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