"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.
Last Episode02x10 De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) Aired: Mar. 25, 2007
Following his naval defeat at Actium, Marc Antony returns to Egypt, where he and Cleopatra settle into a world of debauchery. Octavian tries …
Series Fun Facts
- Kenneth Cranham b.1944 (Pompey Magnus) looked much older than CiarÃ¡n Hinds b.1953 (Julius Caesar) in the series, though in reality Pompey was only six years older than Caesar.
- Due to the decision to broadcast the show at 9 PM on public television in Italy (as opposed to airing it around or after midnight, like other HBO series), several cuts and/or edits were…
[show]Due to the decision to broadcast the show at 9 PM on public television in Italy (as opposed to airing it around or after midnight, like other HBO series), several cuts and/or edits were required for the Italian version. Specifically, the profanity was partially removed in the dubbing, the violence was generally toned down and all instances of incest, rape and homosexuality were removed completely, while scenes of full frontal male nudity were replaced with specially shot alternate takes where the actors wore loincloths or towels. Despite all these changes, the show was still criticized by parents for being inappropriate in the 9 PM time slot, and a disclaimer was added stating that the series was intended for adults only.
- The olive trees in the Sacred Grove of the Forum set are over 200 years old.