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All Episodes 2005

As Conqueror Julius Caesar is drawing his last breath, he swears Tyrannus—Rome's finest warrior—to an oath to protect his successor, Octavius, his 18-year-old nephew. Tyrannus and Octavius are forced into exile to protect the young man from those who want to sever Caesar's bloodline once and for all.

6 episodes

Series Premiere

2005-06-29T02:00:00Z

1x01 Pilot

Series Premiere

1x01 Pilot

  • 2005-06-29T02:00:00Z43m

Caesar watches as the slave and gladiator, Tyrannus, slaughters his competitors, unaware that Cassius and Brutus -- Caesar's "friends" -- plan to assassinate him shortly, an event foretold by the psychic vestal virgin, Camane. After the assassination, Caesar's murderers seek to take over the empire, but standing in their way is a will naming Caesar's nephew, Octavius, as heir. Keeping a promise made to Caesar, Tyrannus spirits Octavius away from those who now want him dead.

2005-06-29T02:00:00Z

1x02 Will

1x02 Will

  • 2005-06-29T02:00:00Z43m

Marc Antony addresses the crowd at Caesar's funeral, where a shroud hides the deceased leader's stab wounds. Octavius' mother, Atia, recently imprisoned by Cassius, is allowed to speak at Caesar's funeral, but she tells the wild crowd that her son is Caesar's true heir. Meanwhile Camane, the psychic vestal virgin, has put her own life at risk by guarding the will, and Tyrannus, fearing for Octavius' life, once again takes the young heir away from the turbulence of Rome.

2005-07-06T02:00:00Z

1x03 Arkham

1x03 Arkham

  • 2005-07-06T02:00:00Z43m

Camane posts signs around Rome claiming that Octavius is Caesar's rightful heir. Under Tyrannus's protection Octavius is on the run because Cassius wishes him dead. The two are captured by mercenaries and put into a gladiator's prison where they will face certain death if their true identities are revealed.

2005-07-13T02:00:00Z

1x04 The Hunt

1x04 The Hunt

  • 2005-07-13T02:00:00Z43m

Though Octavius believes they are safe at Marc Antony's villa, Tyrannus doesn't trust his host and, after arguing with both Octavius and Antony, he leaves the villa. It turns out that Tyrannus had good reason to distrust the ambitious Antony, who arranges to have Octavius bitten by a poisonous snake and leaves him to die.

2005-07-20T02:00:00Z

1x05 Fortune's Fool

1x05 Fortune's Fool

  • 2005-07-20T02:00:00Z43m

Camane, the beautiful Vestal Virgin, saves Octavius' life after he is bitten by a poisonous snake. When Marc Antony's soldiers arrive suddenly to assassinate Octavius, Camane puts herself in harm's way so the young Emperor can escape and hopefully claim his throne.

Season Finale

2005-07-27T02:00:00Z

1x06 The Lost Legion

Season Finale

1x06 The Lost Legion

  • 2005-07-27T02:00:00Z43m

Octavius decides to give up the beautiful Vestal Virgin, Camane, and to devote himself to what he was born to -- the position of Emperor of Rome. The former slave and gladiator, Tyrannus, joins Octavius' forces in the midst of battle to fight against the power-driven Marc Antony, as the fate of Rome and the western world hang in the balance.

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