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Queen of the Nile 

Caesar pursues Pompey to Egypt, where he is received by king Ptolemy, who seeks an ally against his rival to the throne - his sister Cleopatra. Caesar finds good chemistry with Cleopatra, but problems in Rome require his return to Rome.

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Christian Baker, Brian Burstein (head writer) | 4 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Steve West Steve West ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Barry Strauss Barry Strauss ... Himself - Author, The Death of Caesar
Mike Duncan Mike Duncan ... Himself - Author, The Storm Before the Storm
Jerry Toner Jerry Toner ... Himself - Author, Roman Disasters
Kathryn Tempest Kathryn Tempest ... Herself - Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Rochampton
Corey Brennan ... Himself - Associate Professor of Classics, Rutgers University
Aaron Irvin Aaron Irvin ... Himself - Historian, Murray State University
Clifford Ando Clifford Ando ... Himself - Professor of Classics, The University of Chicago
Caitlin Gillespie Caitlin Gillespie ... Herself - Lecturer, Columbia University
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Black ... Brutus
Tim Carlsen ... Mark Antony
Phoenix Connolly ... Julia
Ditch Davey ... Julius Caesar
Wesley Dowdell Wesley Dowdell ... Crassus
Jessica Green ... Cleopatra
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Caesar pursues Pompey to Egypt, where he is received by king Ptolemy, who seeks an ally against his rival to the throne - his sister Cleopatra. Caesar finds good chemistry with Cleopatra, but problems in Rome require his return to Rome.

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27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Terrible History
7 October 2019 | by rikaloniusSee all my reviews

I'm greatly saddened that a show with obvious access to a good budge and a strong narrative voice can be so bereft of historic accuracy. If this were just a show, and not a documentary style offering, I might be more forgiving. Even Rome, the HBO series, got far more right than this or any of the season 2 episodes I've watched.

There is nothing here, save the names of certain players, that is accurate to recorded history. There is a reason that Cleopatra smuggling herself into the palace is the default setting for all narratives, because it is recorded by two ancient historians and Caesar's own commentaries. The idea that Ptolemy kidnapped Caesar and Cleopatra had to rescue him is the worst kind of historical revisionism, and worse, the actually events would have been much more exciting than anything that was shown.

There is no reason to go line by line, because there is more wrong than right. Suffice it to say it isn't entertaining and the viewer who isn't already familiar with the events will come away more ignorant of Caesar's life than had they seen nothing at all. What a shameful waste of resources and time.


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