Rome (2005): S01E04 – Stealing from Saturn


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.


In the opening scene, a man strung upside down from a tree is being flayed. Pompey, Brutus, Cicero, Cato, and Scipio discuss the current situation: Caesar has marched on Rome and taken control of the city without meeting with any resistance, and the Senate and the legions loyal to Pompey have withdrawn to the south. Pompey’s son Quintus enters the tent in which they are meeting, bearing bad news: the man whom Quintus has been having tortured has told them that, after killing Pompey’s man Durio and attempting to steal the gold taken from the treasury in the Temple Of Saturn treasury, the entire party had run into Caesar’s scouts, including Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, and had been either killed or forced to flee. Quintus is convinced that the scouts have taken the gold and Pompey sends him to Rome to find out more.

Rome Series

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Production & Filming Details

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

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