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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.
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Series cast summary:
...  Octavius 6 episodes, 2005
...  Marc Antony 6 episodes, 2005
...  Camane 6 episodes, 2005
...  Brutus 6 episodes, 2005
...  Tyrannus 6 episodes, 2005
...  Servilia 5 episodes, 2005
...  General Rapax 5 episodes, 2005
...  Noella 5 episodes, 2005
Ian Bartholomew ...  Cimber 5 episodes, 2005
...  Cassius 4 episodes, 2005
...  Cicero 4 episodes, 2005
...  Atia 4 episodes, 2005
Alan David ...  Quinitilius 4 episodes, 2005
Clive Riche ...  Herteus 4 episodes, 2005
...  Panza 4 episodes, 2005
...  Agrippa 3 episodes, 2005
...  Fulvia 3 episodes, 2005
...  Caesar 3 episodes, 2005
...  Lucius 3 episodes, 2005
...  Magonius 3 episodes, 2005
...  Moira 3 episodes, 2005
Fillipo Reda ...  Piso 3 episodes, 2005
Caroline Ashley ...  Titiana 3 episodes, 2005
...  Publius Claudius 3 episodes, 2005
...  Nila 3 episodes, 2005
...  Wife of Publius Claudius 3 episodes, 2005
...  Girlfriend 3 episodes, 2005
Martin Marquez ...  General Crito 3 episodes, 2005
...  Atticus 3 episodes, 2005
Joe Hanley ...  Lagos 3 episodes, 2005
Edoardo Trowse ...  Rough Youth 3 episodes, 2005
Jean-Marie Paris ...  The Reterian 3 episodes, 2005
Angel Turner ...  Gordiana 3 episodes, 2005
Jonis Bashir ...  Drax 3 episodes, 2005
...  Sebastianus 2 episodes, 2005
Felix Dexter ...  Maximus 2 episodes, 2005
...  Saturnicus 2 episodes, 2005
Ian Redford ...  Nobleman Marius 2 episodes, 2005
Robert Willox ...  Balthus 2 episodes, 2005
...  Bazzer 2 episodes, 2005
Giannina Salvetti ...  Market Seller 2 episodes, 2005
...  Slave Trader 2 episodes, 2005
...  Fortunus 2 episodes, 2005
...  Slave 2 episodes, 2005
...  Caelus 2 episodes, 2005
Giacomo Gonnella ...  Bestiari 2 episodes, 2005
Joseph Murray ...  Davus 2 episodes, 2005
...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2005
...  Sergeant at Arms 2 episodes, 2005
...  The General 2 episodes, 2005
...  Voice Actor 2 episodes, 2005
...  Principe 2 episodes, 2005
Anna Sarnholm ...  Larissa 2 episodes, 2005
Massimiliano Ubaldi ...  Centurion 2 episodes, 2005
Diz White ...  Voice Replacement 2 episodes, 2005
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The story is set in Rome around 44 B.C., just after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Octavius, aged 17, who was named heir by Caesar, is challenged by Marc Anthony. A civil war ensues, ending in a showdown between Octavius and Marc Anthony. Written by Justine Lewis

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Lust, Power and the Epic Battle for Rome

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Action | Drama | History

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28 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy birodalom  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts) | (DVD)

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1.78 : 1
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Real swords were used in close-up shots for authenticity. This risky decision resulted in Jonathan Cake being cut during filming for the first episode. The cut became infected and Cake required hospital treatment. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle between Antony's and Octavius's armies, Tyranus removes two silver emblems from his chest to denounce Antony and fight for Octavius. In the next shot, they are there again. Later, they disappear once more. See more »

Quotes

Servilia: We must look to the men who will re-build Rome.
Brutus: You mean Cassius and Antony?
Servilia: And you... why not you, my son?
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Version of Imperium: Augustus (2003) See more »

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Decent sets & costumes, but a poor story.
29 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yet another example of TV failing to present one of the great stories of history. They spent the time and money on decent sets, costumes, and actors, but seemed to care nothing about history. Strange, because I believe Americans would enjoy seeing the real story if it was created at this level. However, even if you allow that they can spin their own (hi)story (hey, it's their money), this story started off dull and predictable.

Other reviewers have identified historical flaws in the Octavius character, so I won't repeat them here, but the writers also threw in a gladiator character who appears to be a weak extrapolation from the hit movie. These changes are bad decisions when dealing with such a rich era. When two major characters in the series are created poorly, the series will surely suffer.

Instead of watching the rest of this series, I recommend that you read a book (even a fiction one) about this exciting era to prepare yourself for the upcoming HBO series; they should handle this era much better.


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