In my books HBO can do no wrong. Their television series are marvellous. Like real life they involve profane language, violence, betrayal, sex, and dysfunctional families. What could be more realistic? Or more fun to watch? You get to watch other people suffer, get angry, fall in love or lust, and generally mess up their lives. The story of two Roman soldiers and their families. Enjoy!
Episode 1: The Stolen Eagle: Julius Caesar (played by Ciaran Hinds) ends his long gruelling campaign in Gaul with a victory and then returns to Rome.
Episode 2: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic: Mark Antony (played by James Purefoy) returns to Rome and Vorenus (played by Kevin McKidd) comes back to his family.
Episode 3: An Owl in a Thornbush: Caesar is advancing towards Rome and Pompey (played by Kenneth Cranham) orders a retreat.
Episode 4: Stealing From Saturn: Caesar attempts to firm up his hold on Rome and Atia (played by Polly Walker) organizes a welcome home party for him.
Episode 5: The Ram Has Touched the Wall: Vorenus is at wits end about how he is going to support his family now that several botched business deals severely deplete his finances.
Episode 6: Egeria: Caesar finds himself outnumbered by Pompey's troops, so he asks Antony to join forces with him.
Episode 7: Pharsalus: Pompey attacks Caesar while Vorenus and Pullo (played by Ray Stevenson) are stranded at sea.
Episode 8: Caesarion: Caesar, who is chasing Pompey, arrives in Alexandria and meets King Ptolemy XIII.
Episode 9: Utica: Caesar goes home to be greeted by a hero's welcome.
Episode 10: Triumph: The Senate unanimously declares Caesar Dictator and he declares the war ended.
Episode 11: The Spoils: Vorenus makes sure that Caesar's soldiers get severance pay.
Episode 12: Kalends of February: Due to their accomplishments in the arena Vorenus and Pullo are regarded as heroes.
Episode 1: Passover: It is shortly after the murder of Caesar and Octavian tries to figure out how to keep his family from fleeing Rome.
Episode 2: Son of Hades: Cleopatra (played by Lyndsey Marshal) arrives in Rome to pay homage to Caesar.
Episode 3: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero: Brutus (played by Tobias Menzies) and Cassius (played by Guy Henry) are desperate to raise armies against the Caesarian Party.
Episode 4: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare): Timon (played by Lee Boardman) grows tired of doing Atia's every whim.
Episode 5: Heroes of the Republic: Octavian, Atia and Octavia are reunited.
Episode 6: Philippi: Octavia lets Atia in on her secret and the Republic's future is in jeopardy.
Episode 7: Death Mask: Antony's true nature comes to light and it jeopardizes his alliance with Octavian (played by Simon Woods).
Episode 8: A Necessary Fiction: Octavian declares the Republic to be one of virtue and everyone, including his own family, finds it hard to follow his orders.
Episode 9: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man): Octavian and Mark Antony clash and Rome's grain supply is in jeopardy.
Episode 10: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father): Mark Antony returns to Egypt after a defeat at sea and Caesar Octavian is triumphant in Rome.
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