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Rome TV Series - Trailer

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The series primarily chronicles the lives and deeds of the rich, powerful and historically significant, but also focuses on the lives, fortunes, families and acquaintances of two common men: Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, two Roman soldiers mentioned in Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico. The fictional Vorenus and Pullo manage to witness and often influence many of the historical events presented in the series, although some licence is taken. The first series depicts Julius Caesar's civil war of 49 BCE against the traditionalist conservative faction in the Roman Senate (the Optimates), his rise to dictatorship over Rome and his fall, spanning the time from the end of his Gallic Wars (52 BCE or 701 ab urbe condita) until his assassination on 15 March 44 BCE (the infamous Ides of March). Against the backdrop of these cataclysmic events, we also see the early years of the young Octavian, who is destined to become the first Emperor of Rome, Augustus. The second series chronicles the power struggle between Octavian and Mark Antony following Caesar's assassination, spanning the period from Caesar's death in 44 BCE to Octavian's victory over Antony at Actium in 31 BCE.