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 »

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... Lucius Vorenus
... Titus Pullo
... Atia of the Julii
... Pompey Magnus
... Servilia of the Junii
... Marcus Junius Brutus
... Octavia of the Julii
... Porcius Cato
... Niobe
... Marcus Tullius Cicero
... Gaius Octavian
... Timon
... Posca
... Eleni
... Scipio
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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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Posca and the slave trader are arguing about the pricing of the Gauls in the slave market, which is unsurprising. Slaves were the most lucrative part of the loot after a province was conquered. See more »

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When Vorenus and Pullo rescue Octavian, he assures them that Caesar will prove his identity. Octavian is eleven-years-old at this point and Caesar was away in Gaul for nearly eight years, so the last time he would have seen Octavian in Rome would have been when he was three. However, upon seeing Octavian Caesar recognizes him straight away. See more »

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Marcus Junius Brutus: Of course, you have to imagine, long hair down to here, huge moustasches, the most terriffic stench, they eat only raw meat and never wash. Though they do have one admirable custom, they settle their political disputes by a single combat to the death.
Pompey Magnus: Excellent idea.
Marcus Junius Brutus: Isn't it? Mother is always nagging me to attend politics.
Servilia of the Junii: Well it's been our family's tradition and duty for, uhm, five hundred years?
Marcus Junius Brutus: Oh it's such dreadfully dull stuff. Now you see, if our senate conducted business in the German ...
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The beginning of the end for the Republic
30 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched this first episode just after I had watched four episodes of the BBC docu-fiction series about the Roman empire in general. I do not think it is easy to make a comparison since the BBC series tries to highlight certain important personalities and eras of the Western Roman world through out its history while Rome develops the personal history of a certain cast of characters during the final years of the Republic just before the emergence of the Principate. The opening titles of the series is impressive as well as character development which tries to have a "real" flavour.And one important detail Rome is much more sexually explicit than the BBC series which means that it will fare better commercially.


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