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Rome 2005

  • 2007-03-25T18:00:00-07:00
  • HBO
  • 2005-08-28T00:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 22 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, History, Action, Adventure
"Rome" is the saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers and their families. An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, it chronicles epic times that saw the fall of a republic and the creation of an empire. The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar has completed his masterful conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and is preparing to return to Rome. He heads home with thousands of loyal battle-hardened men, huge amounts of loot in gold and slaves, and a populist agenda for radical social change. Terrified, the aristocracy threatens to prosecute Caesar for war crimes as soon as he sets foot in Rome. Caesar's old friend and mentor, Pompey Magnus, attempts to foment mutiny in order to maintain the balance of power. Two of Caesar's soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, thwart Pompey's plan and in the process, win the eternal gratitude of Caesar and the Julian clan, affording the two plebian officers an intimate view of the ruling class. The fates of Pullo and Vorenus become entwined with those of Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra and the boy Octavian, a strange and awkward child who, by political guile and bloody force, will become the first emperor of Rome.

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I love this show. I've always thought if this came out after Game of Thrones maybe it would have been more popular and it'd still be around. Or at least gotten the third season they wanted instead of having to make it happen in two. But then again maybe people would think it was a GoT ripoff or something. Great show. Check it out if you haven't yet.

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A great series, and i was pleasantly surprised, this series is like part game of thrones part history documentary, the show surprised me in how great the political and personal intrigue there was, and we got to see the lives and actions of the characters at the very top and also at the very bottom. Do not expect very tactical battles to be shows, where you see all the action, instead the tactical aspect is replaced by the intrigue and the kind of strategic overlayer of events that happen, and that is fine!, again, great series, actors, characters, i could go on but, you should really check out this great series for yourself and be pleasantly surprised (i hope).

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