Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra, withholds precious shipments of grain from Rome, where people die in the streets from hunger. Unable to incite a war with Antony and Egypt without committing political suicide, Octavian sends Atia and Octavia to Alexandria to mediate and reason with Antony; a strategy which proves predictably unsuccessful. However, former Roman senator Posca and his wife, Jocasta, flee Alexandria with Atia and Octavia to Rome where he provides Octavian with all the ammunition he needs to bring about a war with Antony and Cleopatra. Meanwhile, Pullo has taken over the Avantine gangs of Rome. But later, a fatal blow is stricken to the torrid affair that has continued between Pullo and Gaia, as karmic debt comes to call when she saves him from the sadistic Memmino, but gets fatally wounded, and she lets it slip to ...
Christopher Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
For the scene where Antony and Cleopatra were making love (while Atia and Octavia wait in the heat outside the palace), James Purefoy
and Lyndsey Marshal
were reportedly playing the scene while Marilyn Manson's cover of 'Tainted Love' was playing on set, which kept them in the mood. Another song they were listening to keep the energy up was 'Pretty Vacant' by The Sex Pistols. See more
At about the 32 minute mark, when Antony and Cleopatra are arguing about what to do about Atia's arrival in Alexandria, just before Cleopatra starts throwing things at Antony the body slave Charmian can be seen behind Antony, on the opposite side of him from Cleopatra. A moment later when Cleopatra actually throws something, Charmian is on the other side of the room behind Cleopatra. See more
Tell me more about my father.
Told you all that I know.
You've told me only what every fool knows. He was a great soldier, the people loved him, blah blah blah. Tell me what he was like, as a man.
Well, he was... he was a good man. He was a good man to have as a friend. You wouldn't want him as an enemy. He had a nasty temper when he was roused. When the battle was going hard and men were faltering, that's when you'd want to see your father at your side. Bravest man I've ever known.
Rome Main Title Theme
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