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Pharsalus 

As they try to reach Caesar in Greece, the shipwrecked Vorenus and Pullo confront an unexpected dilemma. Back in Rome, Atia again sends Octavia to beg protection from Servilia, who complies... See full summary »

Director:

Timothy Van Patten

Writers:

John Milius (created by), William J. MacDonald (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson ... Titus Pullo
Polly Walker ... Atia of the Julii
Kenneth Cranham ... Pompey Magnus
Lindsay Duncan ... Servilia of the Junii
Tobias Menzies ... Marcus Junius Brutus
Kerry Condon ... Octavia of the Julii
Karl Johnson ... Porcius Cato
Indira Varma ... Niobe
David Bamber ... Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nicholas Woodeson ... Posca
Suzanne Bertish ... Eleni
Paul Jesson ... Scipio
Esther Hall Esther Hall ... Lyde
James Purefoy ... Mark Antony
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Storyline

As they try to reach Caesar in Greece, the shipwrecked Vorenus and Pullo confront an unexpected dilemma. Back in Rome, Atia again sends Octavia to beg protection from Servilia, who complies readily to encourage her growing friendship with Octavia. As they prepare their counterattack against Caesar, Pompey's Republicans begin to squabble over both the anticipated spoils and the method of finishing Caesar off. Niobe's sister Lyde comes back to see her and comforts her over Vorenus's disappearance. Badly outnumbered, Caesar and Antony make their stand at Pharsalus. On his arrival in Egypt, Pompey is greeted by a Roman veteran. Written by Tom D.

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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HD Vision Studios See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Most historians agree that if Pompey had held back and let Caesar's army starve, Imperial Rome would never have appeared. See more »

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Caesar is shown coldly ignoring Cicero after he and Brutus surrendered to him after the Battle of Pharsalus. In reality, Caesar and Cicero had a strong mutual respect for each other and corresponded via letters for years, even when Caesar was fighting in Gaul. When Cicero surrendered to Caesar he was given a warm welcome, instantly pardoned and urged to go back to Rome to continue playing a part in Senatorial life. Contrary to how the series depicts the scene, Caesar was actually very happy to have Cicero back on his side. Before Cicero fled Italy and joined Pompey's forces, Caesar had even repeatedly asked him to stay in Italy and remain on his side, since he respected and valued Cicero's counsel so much. See more »

Quotes

[after Brutus announces that he plans to go with Cicero]
Porcius Cato: Without the force of your name, the cause of the Re...
Marcus Junius Brutus: Do not! Do not talk to me of the Republic! If I had known what wretched company and rotten food I would endure, if I had known what an old fool is Pompey, I would never have left Rome...!
[He realizes Pompey is standing behind him]
Marcus Junius Brutus: Forgive my anger. I'm not myself.
Pompey Magnus: Think nothing of it. I merit your disappointment.
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Rome Main Title Theme
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Written by Jeff Beal
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