Rome (2005–2007)
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De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) 

With the defeat of the Egyptian fleet at Actium, Mark Antony and Cleopatra retreat to their palace and await their fate. Believing that Cleopatra has taken her life, Mark Antony decides ... See full summary »


John Maybury


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Stevenson ... Titus Pullo
Kevin McKidd ... Lucius Vorenus
Polly Walker ... Atia of the Julii
Kerry Condon ... Octavia of the Julii
Simon Woods ... Gaius Octavian Caesar
Allen Leech ... Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Alex Wyndham ... Gaius Maecenas
Ian McNeice ... Newsreader
Michael Nardone ... Mascius
Coral Amiga ... Vorena the Elder
Esther Hall Esther Hall ... Lyde
Lyndsey Marshal ... Cleopatra
James Purefoy ... Mark Antony
Manfredi Aliquo Manfredi Aliquo ... Castor
Charlie Anson ... Emmissary


With the defeat of the Egyptian fleet at Actium, Mark Antony and Cleopatra retreat to their palace and await their fate. Believing that Cleopatra has taken her life, Mark Antony decides follow her into the afterlife. She has other plans however and is quite prepared to negotiate with Octavian if there is any possibility her life and those of her children will be spared. Cleopatra asks Vorenus to take her son Caesarian to safety and Octavian sends Pullo after them. The old friends are soon together again but are waylaid by bandits. With Vorenus severely wounded, Pullo takes him back to Rome for what he hopes will be a happy reunion with his children. Written by garykmcd

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25 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Marc Antony's line "I amuse you? ... I'm a fucking clown, eh?" is a bit of a tribute to Tommy DeVito's famous line from GoodFellas: "I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you?" See more »


Caesarion was 17 years-old when Octavian seized control of Alexandria. Prior to Octavian's invasion, Caesarion was sent by Cleopatra out of Egypt to escape. However, Caesarion's guardians brought Caesarion back to Alexandria (possibly by promises made by Octavian) where Octavian had Caesarion murdered and uttered the infamous line, "Two Caesars is one too many." Caesarion never left Egypt alive. Strong evidence also suggests that Caesarion was, indeed, the son of Julius Caesar. See more »


Newsreader: Today we celebrate the glory of our beloved Imperator, Gaius Octavian Caesar, and the glorious rebirth of our Republic. At the third hour, all trading will cease. The sacred way must be clear of traffic. Serville violators will be whipped.
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5 March 2016 | by IdaDSee all my reviews

The noblewomen preparing the walk out in procession for Octavian's triumph, Livia (little shrew that she is), makes a bunch of snide comments to Octavia about Atia not being there, as we know Atia is mourning (SPOILER ALERT) Antony's death and obviously doesn't want to sit and watch his dead body be paraded down the avenue in front of her as part of Octavian's Mr. Fancy Pants Parade. But at the last minute she shows up, and she steps to the head of the line of ladies. Livia tries to stop her, saying that TECHNICALLY she should go before Atia, as she is Octavian's wife. Atia, in one of the greatest speeches of the whole season, replies,

"I don't give a f*** what the priests say. I'm not letting a vicious little trollop like you walk ahead of me! I go first."

Livia claims that Atia has not been herself, being as condescending as she possibly can.

And then, Atia puts the little slut it her place, showing us why we love Atia:

"I know who you are. I can see you. You are swearing now that some day... some day you will destroy me... Remember, far better women than you have sworn to do the same. Go and look for them now."

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