Rome (2007): S02E04 – Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare)


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.


43 BC. Servilia dispatches a spy named Duro to Atia’s villa. Duro slips into Atia’s kitchen, where he flirts with the cook, then secretly pours poison into the goose stew the cook was making for Atia’s dinner. The cook tastes the stew and dies before Atia can touch it. Atia has Timon torture Duro until Duro confesses that he was working for Servilia. Atia then has her men capture Servilia, gang-rape her, and torture her. Octavian badly defeats Mark Antony in battle and begins calling himself Caesar. Octavian sends Agrippa to Rome to announce Octavian’s victory to Octavia. Pullo informs Vorenus that his children are alive and in slavery, and they both set out to free them.

Rome Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 04 February 2007.
  • Running Time: 44-65 minutes.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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