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 »


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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 »


Livia Drusilla: Excuse me...
Atia of the Julii: Yes?
Livia Drusilla: Oh, I don't mind really, but it is I who should go first. You will find if you consult the priests, the wife takes precedence.
Atia of the Julii: I don't give a fuck what the priests say. I'm not letting a vicious little trollop like you walk ahead of me!
[long pause]
Atia of the Julii: I go first.
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Things I Will Miss About ROME
29 July 2011 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

I doubt anyone will read this, as it's the end of the series, but just for fun I'm going to do a High School Yearbook style farewell to ROME. Vote HELPFUL if you will miss these things about HBO's greatest show.

Things I will miss about ROME . . .

Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus . . . best friends forever!!!!

Pullo's instant altar to Mars on the field of battle.

Vorenus wondering exactly how Titus Pullo knows so much about his wife's genital region.

Atia of the Julii . . . channeling Scarlett in GONE WITH THE WIND . . . channeling Erica Kane on ALL MY CHILDREN . . . channeling Rhoda Henry on THE WINDS OF WAR . . . channeling every myth ever made about dangerous, powerful, hungry, irresistible women of a certain age!

Julius Caesar pimp-slapping Servilia . . . just to let her know that it's over.

Servilia breaking out the Ouija boards and the voodoo dolls, vowing to get even . . . but in a fun way.

Octavia of the Julii . . . the Wet Blanket, the Pouting Princess, cute as a button even when she's stoned out of her mind!

Watching Timon the Jew kill his brother accidentally on purpose . . . "so now I'm a schmedrick? Or am I really a schlemiel?"

Watching the newsreader at the Forum wrap up every story with that cool, funky, ZZ Top style hand wave.

The bearded king from the eastern provinces asking Brutus the tough questions about his "hero of Rome" status. (He was already dead? Helpless? And you stabbed him again? In Rome this makes you a hero?)

Young Octavian in the sewers . . . watch how he quickly morphs from Anthony Michael Hall in THE BREAKFAST CLUB to Michael Madsen in RESERVOIR DOGS. Not your average geek!

Watching Mark Antony put on his NFL style running back moves to get past the low-rent hoodlums clustering outside the Senate. Go OJ!!!

Lucius Vorenus . . . father of the year.

Watching Vorenus' daughter give him the evil eye at the dinner table.

Watching Vorenus explain to the collegia what he does to Concord.

Octavia's best friend Jocasta. Being a "bad influence" was never this much fun!

Titus Pullo offering the gods a cockroach.

"Thirteen! Thirteen! Thirteen!"

Agrippa watching Octavia play the harp with stars in his eyes, knowing she's out of reach. The Great Gatsby lives!

Mark Antony ordering Vorenus to get his act together.

Erastes Fulmen analyzing Vorenus' anger in a thoughtful way.

Servilia taking time out from being a crazed and vindictive old bag to seduce gentle, vulnerable young Octavia.

Cleopatra's son Caesarion vowing to get even with Octavian . . . and the way the series ends with important news about his father.

Gentle, timid Octavia not quite hiding a smile as her mother Atia puts Livia back in her place.

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