Series Summary
Two Roman soldiers are caught up in the historical events of an era that included the death of a republic and the birth of an empire. They encounter war, political intrigue, assassinations, family tragedies and more, all while surrounded by historical figures such as Gaius Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavian and Cleopatra.

Air Dates: 2005 - Present

Genres: Historical drama

Network: HBO

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)Mar 25, 2007

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    In the aftermath of battle, Mark Antony returns to Alexandria; Octavian tries to convince Pullo to give up Cleopatra's palace; Vorenus flees with Caesarion.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man)Mar 18, 2007

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    A grain shortage in Rome triggers fresh hostilities between Octavian and Mark Antony.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : A Necessary FictionMar 11, 2007

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    Octavian proclaims a new era in Rome; Vorenus uncovers treachery behind a missing gold shipment.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : Death MaskMar 4, 2007

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    Servilia drives Atia to distraction; Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus agree to divide Rome's territories; Eirene insists that Pullo punish Gaia for insubordination.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : PhilippiFeb 18, 2007

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    Vorenus receives orders to execute scores of Rome's elite; Octavia reveals a secret to Atia; two armies clash, with the future of Rome at stake.

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  • While the first hour is daunting, the series offers a terrific villainess who also has a knack for humor. [28 Aug 2005, p.F-03] Show More

  • HBO's splendid Rome recounts Julius Caesar's battle for power with a gritty ferocity that's closer to The Godfather and The Sopranos than to costume epics of old. Following Don Corleone's example, this 12-episode series makes you an offer you can't refuse: It's the best new drama of the fall. Show More

  • Rome is most entertaining when it laces its wild, ancient antics with winks of the pedestrian. Show More

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