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The Stolen Eagle 

In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of ... See full summary »

Directors:

Michael Apted, Mikael Salomon (uncredited)

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
Max Pirkis ... Gaius Octavian
Lee Boardman ... Timon
Nicholas Woodeson ... Posca
Suzanne Bertish ... Eleni
Paul Jesson ... Scipio
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In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of night. With his campaign in Gaul coming to a successful conclusion, Caesar's popularity is continuing to grow. He's saddened however when he receives news from his good friend Pompey Magnus that his daughter, Pompey's wife, has died in childbirth. In the Senate, Pompey must defend the prolonged absence of his friend and co-Consul Caesar against charges of corruption and of waging an illegal war. It's all a ruse however as he is plotting to eliminate him. Meanwhile, Atia of the Julii sends her son Octavian to Gaul deliver a gift of a beautiful stallion to his great uncle Julius Caesar. He is taken prisoner along the way. Fortunately, Vorenus and Pullo rescue him and as a result, both receive Caesar's favor. Written by garykmcd

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 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

Cato and Pompey were not only close friends, but former comrades-in-arms. Caesar had once served under Pompey's command. See more »

Goofs

In the hall of Senate, everyone should wear a white ("dealbata") toga, meaning they all are equals (one senator, one vote). Instead, they are wearing "laticlavium" with a large red strip - the patricians - and "angusticlavium" with a smaller red strip - the knights ("equites") - which should be worn just outside, in formal ceremonies. Otherwise, they wear the color they want. Cato was indeed historically dressed usually in black, but in the hall of Senate he had to be dressed in white like any other senator. See more »

Quotes

Lucius Vorenus: Pullo, when was the last time you were with a woman who wasn't crying or wanting payment?
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Rome Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Jeff Beal
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The beginning of the end for the Republic
30 April 2007 | by georgioskarpouzasSee all my reviews

I watched this first episode just after I had watched four episodes of the BBC docu-fiction series about the Roman empire in general. I do not think it is easy to make a comparison since the BBC series tries to highlight certain important personalities and eras of the Western Roman world through out its history while Rome develops the personal history of a certain cast of characters during the final years of the Republic just before the emergence of the Principate. The opening titles of the series is impressive as well as character development which tries to have a "real" flavour.And one important detail Rome is much more sexually explicit than the BBC series which means that it will fare better commercially.


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