Rome (2007): S02E02 – Son of Hades


Introduction

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.

Outline

Mark Antony is ruling Rome, but Octavian is demanding his inheritance. In the meantime Cleopatra comes to Rome and asks for her son Caesarion to be recognised as Caesar’s son. Lucius Vorenus is full of misery, having lost both his wife and his children, and also failed in his duty to Julius Caesar. Titus Pullo asks Mark Antony to help. Mark Antony sets Vorenus the task of ending the gang wars that have broken out in the Aventine after the death of Erastes Fulmen. He uses the goddess Concordia to persuade the gang bosses to meet: they have a superstitious regard for the goddess. When his reasonable offers are rejected by some of them, he commits sacrilege, breaking the image and declaring himself ‘Son of Hades’. Pullo is alarmed by this. Vorenus thinks that the gods can do nothing more to him, so he has nothing to fear.

Rome Series

You can find a full index and overview of Rome here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 January 2007.
  • Running Time: 44-65 minutes.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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