Rome (2005–2007)
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The Stolen Eagle 

In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of ... See full summary »


Michael Apted, Mikael Salomon (uncredited)


John Milius (created by), William J. MacDonald (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson ... Titus Pullo
Polly Walker ... Atia of the Julii
Kenneth Cranham ... Pompey Magnus
Lindsay Duncan ... Servilia of the Junii
Tobias Menzies ... Marcus Junius Brutus
Kerry Condon ... Octavia of the Julii
Karl Johnson ... Porcius Cato
Indira Varma ... Niobe
David Bamber ... Marcus Tullius Cicero
Max Pirkis ... Gaius Octavian
Lee Boardman ... Timon
Nicholas Woodeson ... Posca
Suzanne Bertish ... Eleni
Paul Jesson ... Scipio


In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of night. With his campaign in Gaul coming to a successful conclusion, Caesar's popularity is continuing to grow. He's saddened however when he receives news from his good friend Pompey Magnus that his daughter, Pompey's wife, has died in childbirth. In the Senate, Pompey must defend the prolonged absence of his friend and co-Consul Caesar against charges of corruption and of waging an illegal war. It's all a ruse however as he is plotting to eliminate him. Meanwhile, Atia of the Julii sends her son Octavian to Gaul deliver a gift of a beautiful stallion to his great uncle Julius Caesar. He is taken prisoner along the way. Fortunately, Vorenus and Pullo rescue him and as a result, both receive Caesar's favor. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

28 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Just before the guard opens Pullo's cell, he is kneeling and offering to sacrifice to the Roman god of doors to get out. However, he neglects to make an offering to the god of hinges. See more »


There are two scenes where Roman women appear naked. In both scenes the actors are sporting bikini waxes. In ancient Rome, women either kept all their body hair or removed it completely. See more »


Mark Antony: [At Lucius Vorenus entering the tent] Ah, you've got brains, right?
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Rome Main Title Theme
Written by Jeff Beal
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A joke as puncuated with the 'breetish' accents plus perversion du jour
2 October 2019 | by rusovietSee all my reviews

The sets look cheap akin to a back lot with minimal use of 'location' but the worst thing is the porn. Give 'Caligula' a run based on the first 20 minutes I viewed before I shut it down. The Brits usually give a good performance but when they imitate Romans they're epecially driven to jump from som,e stage to their moment on screen. It doesn't work and that's why they shove in the porn. The guy who played Caesar was especially 'sour' and I wouldn't think he could ride a horse if his life depended on it - Caesar did it's how he took down Vercingetorix.

If you love depravity then watch it - if you want to be engaged watch the original 'Spartacus'...this is a waste.

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