Rome (2005): S01E03 – An Owl in a Thornbush


Rome is a historical drama television series created by John Milius, William J. MacDonald, and Bruno Heller.

Rome is set in the 1st century BC, during Ancient Rome’s transition from Republic to Empire.


Caesar, at the head of his still advancing army, sends Vorenus and Pullo, along with the Ubian cavalry for reinforcement, on a mission to scout out Pompey’s defences, with the strict mandate to advance only until resistance is met and, if civilians are met along the way, to give Caesar’s proclamation to them, and to instruct them to return to Rome and have it read in the forum. Marc Antony tells Vorenus that if no resistance is met and they encounter no civilians, he is to take the proclamation and nail it to the door of the Senate house. Caesar is curious as to why Vorenus is so morose and Antony reveals that Vorenus is a strict Catonian who believes what Caesar is doing is a “terrible sacrilege.” Caesar responds that he is only seeking his legitimate right.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 11 September 2005.
  • Running Time: 44-65 minutes.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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