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HBO Rome Episode Guide

HBO Rome Episode Guide

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Historical Background

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Stolen Eagle

In 52 BC., Caesar has just conquered Gaul. Two soldiers are enlisted to find the army's stolen gold standard. The Senate worries about Caesar's popularity and Pompey Magnus conspires with them against Casear. Atia is careful to play both sides of an escalating power struggle.

Episode I

Julius Caesar, Gallic Wars, Political Opposition

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How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic

After eight years away at war, Lucius Vorenus returns to an homecoming he wasn't expecting.Titus Pullo's actions might soon become trouble for the Republic. Meanwhile, Mark Antony enters public office a tribune for the people and Caesar begins his mobilization for his return trip to Rome.

Episode II

Crossing the Rubicon, Marc Antony

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Owl in a Thornbush

With Caesar quickly advancing toward Rome, Pompey begins ordering a retreat and forces his citizens to pick sides. Timon is forced to do Atia's dirty work and Vorenus cannot understand why no one is resisting while on a scouting mission.

Episode III

Caesar's Civil War

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Stealing from Saturn

Atia throws a party to honor Caesar after he takes control of Rome. Caesar ask for auguries to be taken. Quintus Pompey's mission to retrieve stolen gold does not go well. Vorenus throws a feast to kick off his new career as a businessman. Pullo's good furtune runs out.

Episode IV

Caesar in Spain

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Ram has Touched the Wall

Caesar contemplates Pompey's counteroffer. Vorenus continues to struggle as a businessman and must reevaluate his career choice. Atia schemes to come between Caesar and Servilla. Pullo seeks Octavian's help.

Episode V

Pompey Magnus, Octavian

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When Caeser finds himself outnumbered by Pompey's legions, he asks Antony to join the fight. Marc Antony is having fun in his new political life while he ponders a counter-offer from Pompey. Atia urges Octavian to take another step toward manhood. Vorenus and Niobe try to bring passion back to their marriage.

Episode VI

Battle of Dyrrhachium

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Pompey attacks an outnumbered Caesar. Vorenus and Pullo are stranded at sea. Atia continues to seek out Servilla's friendship in order to ensure her protection, while Octavia and Servilla's bond grows.

Episode VII

Battle of Pharsalus

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Caesar pursues Pompey to Egypt, where he meets Ptolemy XIII in Alexandria. Vorenus and Pullo rescue Cleopatra.

Episode VIII

Cleopatra, Caesar in Egypt,

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With Scipio and Cato defeated, Caesar returns home to a hero's welcome. Vorenus and Pullo's showdown with local thug Erastes gets an unexpected reprieve from Caesar. Servilia's plan to use Octavia to unearth a secret about Caesar backfires.

Episode IX

Veni, Vidi, Vici, Caesar in Rome, Thapsus

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Caesar's bounty from his wars in Gaul finally returns to Rome. Brutus plans to assassinate Caesar. Antony and Octavia become romantically linked.

Episode X

Roman Triumph

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Pullo and Vorenus are hired by Caesar to execute Pompeian faction members at a local tavern. Caesar hears rumors of a conspiracy against him. Antony and Octavia marry.

Episode XI

Caesar the God, Caesar the 'King'

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Kalends of February

Caesar meets his doom. Antony rallies the masses. Brutus and fellow conspirators are driven from Rome.

Episode XII

Ides of March, Death of Caesar

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