The Destiny of Rome (2011): Part 02 – Octavian, Antony, and Cleopatra

Introduction History Documentary hosted by Patrizia Pierangeli, published by ZED in 2011. Outline Filmed entirely using CGI, the series stays as close as possible to historical reality, with characters speaking in Latin and Greek. The Destiny of Rome takes us to the heart of Ancient Rome with its civil wars, and traces the careers of… Read More

The Destiny of Rome (2011): Part 01 – Avenging Caesar

Introduction History Documentary hosted by Patrizia Pierangeli, published by ZED in 2011. Outline Filmed entirely using CGI, the series stays as close as possible to historical reality, with characters speaking in Latin and Greek. The Destiny of Rome takes us to the heart of Ancient Rome with its civil wars, and traces the careers of… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E10 – De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)

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 After losing the Battle of Actium, a vanquished Mark Antony barricades himself with Cleopatra in their palace in Alexandria. The… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E09 – Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man)

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 Rome is facing a dire shortage of grain, forcing Octavian to barter with Mark Antony to get new shipments sent… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E08 – A Necessary Fiction

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 Prince Herod has shipped in a secret consignment of gold for the Triumvirate, and Octavian instructs Vorenus to oversee its… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E07 – Death Mask

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 Servilia mourns the death of Brutus, killed at Phillipi. She kneels in front of Atia’s door chanting repeatedly for justice.… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E06 – Philippi

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 The episode begins with Brutus and Cassius on their march through Greece with their army of 100,000 soldiers to challenge… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E05 – Heroes of the Republic

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 The struggle in Rome continues as Octavian, the new Caesar, with his army at the city’s borders, establishes himself as… Read More

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

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 43 BC. Servilia dispatches a spy named Duro to Atia’s villa. Duro slips into Atia’s kitchen, where he flirts with… Read More

Rome (2007): S02E03 – These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero

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 As the nomadic Brutus and Cassius struggle to raise foreign money for an army, Mark Antony sets his sights on… Read More