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"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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  • Still fresh

    This always was one of my favourite TV series - only pipped by Game of Thrones as possibly my favourite. Having just watched Rome again this year - I have to say it stand the test of time and is an excellent series, with acting, sets and storyline. I read calls for the series to be continued, and I for one would love to series 3. Perhaps HBO could move forward with this part of Roman history and do a transition into the following emperors, there would be more than enough juicy story lines to follow. Perhaps a remake of I Claudius but done with HBO's flair and attention to detail! Maybe they could do an "American Horror" and use some of Rome cast but in new roles.....moreless
  • bring it back

    Hbo screwed up by canceling this show. It was the best show they have ever done and the only one my wife and I could agree upon.
  • Perfect show

    I loved this series. Started at a great point and finished well. Well worth watching and gets you addicted to watching the next episode. Much like watching Spartacus in many ways but with more emphasis on story and writing rather then slow motion action and sex. Should also note that many freedoms are taken on the historical facts.
  • Rome -series1

    Sumptuous - fantastic all round . The script, the sets, and the acting was fantastic, right through the cast list.

    And it,couldn't help itself it was so goddam sexy too . Lindsay Duncan, and Polly Walker - phwoar!
  • Politics, war, power, lust, friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and any other of the strongest human emotions that give life its various flavours and upside downs are shown in this show in a delicate and fascinating fashion.moreless

    This show simply puts emotions on the table, it's a vortex of greatness from start to beggining while describing the political situation of the time and the roles of each and every person has something to do with the plot making it thicker and far more interesting.

    Presenting a cast of excellent actors, Rome's description of the things that took Rome from the Republic to the Empire is different from the many others because it involves a lot more than just the main players, from the soldiers to senators and it makes it a far richer enviroment which can practically make you feel involved.moreless

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    narcisists, not for the faint of heart, historical people as characters, moral dilemmas, keeping secrets