Rome (2005–2007)
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These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero 

Lucius Vorenus, the power-hungry "Son of Hades", controls the Aventine but practices a pointless, beastly reign of terror, coming down hard on gang captains for futilities, and nearly ruins... See full summary »

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Alan Poul

Writers:

John Milius (created by), William J. MacDonald (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson ... Titus Pullo
Polly Walker ... Atia of the Julii
Lindsay Duncan ... Servilia of the Junii
Tobias Menzies ... Marcus Junius Brutus
Kerry Condon ... Octavia of the Julii
Indira Varma ... Niobe (archive footage)
Zuleikha Robinson ... Gaia
David Bamber ... Marcus Tullius Cicero
Guy Henry ... Cassius
Allen Leech ... Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Suzanne Bertish ... Eleni
Rafi Gavron ... Duro
Chiara Mastalli ... Eirene
Esther Hall Esther Hall ... Lyde
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Lucius Vorenus, the power-hungry "Son of Hades", controls the Aventine but practices a pointless, beastly reign of terror, coming down hard on gang captains for futilities, and nearly ruins his friendship with Pullo, whose efforts to calm things down are mistaken for disrespect and disobedience, even starts a fight once he learns the truth about Niobe; Pullio leaves Rome disgusted. After Atia convinces Marc Antony the governorship of ghastly Macedonia after his consulate would not only be unpleasant but leave him exposed to his dangerous enemies, he puts the heat on senatorial leader Cicero to give him Gaul instead, which once was the base for Julius Caesar's coup d'état. The slave Duro endures male prostitution but most arrogantly demands extra pay and even a kiss from Servilia as it will take more time to commit the planned murder in Atia's home. Marc promises Atia not to hurt Octavian, whose recruiting he calls a joke, after putting down his party's expected plot. Brutus has a hard... Written by Anonymous

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USA | UK

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English | Hebrew

Release Date:

28 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Goofs

At the beginning of Brutus' scene, subtitle reads "Bithynia (East of Turkey)", however, Bithynia is actually a province that is roughly the north-west of Turkey. See more »

Quotes

Newsreader: In Gaul, the renegade Mark Antony has laid siege to the city of Mutina. But salvation is at hand. The Senate sends an army led by the generals Hirtius and Pansa the noble patriot, young Caesar Octavian, joins our generals with his own legions to crush the rebels.
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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Rome Main Title Theme
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Written by Jeff Beal
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Lots of sex
1 February 2007 | by aarcher64See all my reviews

There's all kinds of sex in this episode. I'm not confident this is historically accurate, but all the gay sex is either rape, prostitution, or abuse. There's no presentation of gay people or 'straight' people having sex with any emotion other than negative circumstances. Marc Anthony was said to have sex with lots of boys and it's briefly mentioned in the previous episode but they aren't showing it. In a show with lots of penis shots and all kinds of sex, I'm surprised that aspect isn't portrayed.

Octavius is recast this season, as the original actor is too young-looking so they sub him for an older man. His page, Grippa is hot, tho, and he's not credited. I don't know who he is.


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