Rome (2005–2007)
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Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man) 

Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra,... See full summary »


Steve Shill


John Milius (created by), William J. MacDonald (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson ... Titus Pullo
Polly Walker ... Atia of the Julii
Kerry Condon ... Octavia of the Julii
Simon Woods ... Gaius Octavian Caesar
Zuleikha Robinson ... Gaia
Indira Varma ... Niobe
Lyndsey Marshal ... Cleopatra
Nicholas Woodeson ... Posca
Allen Leech ... Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Alex Wyndham ... Gaius Maecenas
Ian McNeice ... Newsreader
Camilla Rutherford ... Jocasta
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ... Memmio
Michael Nardone ... Mascius


Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra, withholds precious shipments of grain from Rome, where people die in the streets from hunger. Unable to incite a war with Antony and Egypt without committing political suicide, Octavian sends Atia and Octavia to Alexandria to mediate and reason with Antony; a strategy which proves predictably unsuccessful. However, former Roman senator Posca and his wife, Jocasta, flee Alexandria with Atia and Octavia to Rome where he provides Octavian with all the ammunition he needs to bring about a war with Antony and Cleopatra. Meanwhile, Pullo has taken over the Avantine gangs of Rome. But later, a fatal blow is stricken to the torrid affair that has continued between Pullo and Gaia, as karmic debt comes to call when she saves him from the sadistic Memmino, but gets fatally wounded, and she lets it slip to ... Written by Christopher Chase (

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Release Date:

18 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


For the scene where Antony and Cleopatra were making love (while Atia and Octavia wait in the heat outside the palace), James Purefoy and Lyndsey Marshal were reportedly playing the scene while Marilyn Manson's cover of 'Tainted Love' was playing on set, which kept them in the mood. Another song they were listening to keep the energy up was 'Pretty Vacant' by The Sex Pistols. See more »


At about the 32 minute mark, when Antony and Cleopatra are arguing about what to do about Atia's arrival in Alexandria, just before Cleopatra starts throwing things at Antony the body slave Charmian can be seen behind Antony, on the opposite side of him from Cleopatra. A moment later when Cleopatra actually throws something, Charmian is on the other side of the room behind Cleopatra. See more »


Lucius Vorenus: Sir your wife instructed me to tell you something.
Mark Antony: Oh?
Lucius Vorenus: She instructed me to tell you that "you are cowardly scum."
Mark Antony: [laughs] She did, did she? And what's your opinion of that?
Lucius Vorenus: It's not my place to have an opinion, Sir.
Mark Antony: Ah, tell me anyway.
Lucius Vorenus: Is that an order?
Mark Antony: Yes. That's an order.
Lucius Vorenus: [after a pause] You're no coward. But you do have a strong disease in your soul. A disease that will eat away at you, until you die.
Mark Antony: Really? Hmm... and what is this disease?
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Rome Main Title Theme
Written by Jeff Beal
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