Rome: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 14
2007

Passover

Things pick up shortly after Caesar’s murder. Octavian wants to keep his family from fleeing the city so he devises a plan. News of this makes Antony happy so he tells Br…

2 Jan 21
2007

Son of Hades

Cleopatra arrives in Rome to pay her homage to Caesar, and to seek legitimization for Caesarion. Egypt’s queen causes further complications between Anthony and Atia, who…

3 Jan 28
2007

These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Brutus and Cassius struggle to raise foreign armies to oppose the Cesarean party. Mark Antony’s plans to change his post-consul proconsular governorship from Macedonia to…

4 Feb 04
2007

Testudo Et Lepus (The Tortoise And the Hare)

Pullo races to find Vorenus with news of his family’s fate. Servilia’s plans to eliminate a rival exact a high price from her. Cicero is astonished when Octavian se…

5 Feb 11
2007

Heroes of the Republic

Despite Pullo’s advice, Vorenus and his family return to the Collegium with his family who is reunited, and cleansed of their ordeal. Octavian is denied a triumph and urg…

6 Feb 18
2007

Philippi

Vorenus receives orders to plunge Rome into a bloodbath the likes that have not been seen since the dictatorship of Sulla. Octavia reveals her secret to Atia, and the armies of…

7 Mar 04
2007

Death Mask

Antony’s nature reasserts itself, and challenges his alliance with Octavian. Timon and Levi set themselves against Herod’s plans. Servilia’s public displays o…

8 Mar 11
2007

A Necessary Fiction

Octavian proclaims a new era of virtue in Rome, a program that his family and subordinates find impossible to obey. Vorenus is sent on a mission after a missing shipment of gol…

9 Mar 18
2007

Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man)

The people of Rome are starving. There have been many grain shortages over the past few months, but things have gotten particularly bad. In hopes of keeping the people from ope…

10 Mar 25
2007

De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)

Following his naval defeat at Actium, Marc Antony returns to Egypt, where he and Cleopatra settle into a world of debauchery. Octavian tries to use Pullo as leverage to Vorenus…

About Rome

“Rome” is the saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers and their families. An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, it chronicles epic times that saw the fall of a republic and the creation of an empire. The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar has completed his masterful conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and is preparing to return to Rome. He heads home with thousands of loyal battle-hardened men, huge amounts of loot in gold and slaves, and a populist agenda for radical social change. Terrified, the aristocracy threatens to prosecute Caesar for war crimes as soon as he sets foot in Rome. Caesar’s old friend and mentor, Pompey Magnus, attempts to foment mutiny in order to maintain the balance of power. Two of Caesar’s soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, thwart Pompey’s plan and in the process, win the eternal gratitude of Caesar and the Julian clan, affording the two plebian officers an intimate view of the ruling class. The fates of Pullo and Vorenus become entwined with those of Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra and the boy Octavian, a strange and awkward child who, by political guile and bloody force, will become the first emperor of Rome.

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