Rome: Season 2 (2007)

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Pulp meets prestige in Rome's sensational second season -- though its style sometimes outweighs its substance.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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Air date: Jan 14, 2007

The first episode of Rome's second season begins exactly where Season One left off, with the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the year 44 BCE. The power struggle that follows is set in motion when, thanks largely to the machinations of Caesar's scheming niece Atia (Polly Walker), her young and callow son Octavian is announced as heir to the throne--infuriating Caesar's closest ally Marc Antony (James Purefoy).

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Air date: Jan 21, 2007

Tensions grow between Antony and Octavian in the wake of Caesar's death. Meanwhile, having lost everything, Vorenus takes a job keeping local gangs in line.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2007

As the split between Antony and Octavian worsens, Cicero aligns with the latter. Meanwhile, Vorenus attempts to quell a burgeoning gang-war.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2007

Pullo informs Vorenus that his children are still alive. Meanwhile, Atia survives a murder attempt.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2007

The return of his children leaves Vorenus a changed man, leading him to broker peace among the local gangs. Meanwhile, Atia encourages Octavian and Antony to unite against Brutus.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2007

With their forces combined, Octavian and Antony plan an attack against Brutus and Cassius' army. Back in Rome, Pullo and Vorenus are tasked with killing Brutus' supporters.

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Air date: Mar 4, 2007

With Brutus dead and his army defeated, Octavian and Antony discuss dividing the empire. Meanwhile, Levi contemplates assassinating Prince Herod.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2007

Eirene is secretly poisoned by Gaia. Meanwhile, Octavian takes a wife and forces Antony to leave Rome for Egypt.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2007

In Egypt with Cleopatra, Antony attempts to use their grain supplies to provoke war with Octavian.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2007

The series finale finds Antony and Cleopatra's armies defeated by Rome's forces under Octavian. Fearing a threat to his position, Octavian orders Pullo to assassinate young Caesarion.

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Series 2 of this drama set during the era of the Roman Empire opens in the wake of Caesar's death.

Cast

Kevin Mckidd
as Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson
as Titus Pullo
Polly Walker
as Atia of the Julii
James Purefoy
as Mark Antony
Kerry Condon
as Octavia of the Julii
Simon Woods
as Gaius Octavian (older)
Tobias Menzies
as Marcus Junius Brutus
Max Pirkis
as Gaius Octavian
Allen Leech
as Marcus Agrippa
Coral Amiga
as Vorena the Elder
Alex Wyndham
as Gaius Maecenas
Guy Henry
as Cassius
Ian McNeice
as Newsreader
Cosimo Fusco
as Hannibal Cotta
Valery Usai
as Vorena the Younger
Max Baldry
as Caesarion
Anna Fausta Primiano
as Vorena the Younger
Stefan Brown
as Lucius (older)
Charlie Anson
as Emissary
Richard Dillane
as Centurion Varro
Matthew Eggleton
as Egyptian Courtier
Noa Bodner
as Prostitute
Nicolo Brecci
as Caesarion
Edward de Souza
as Rich Merchant
Kammy Darweish
as Rhodomantes
Sara Kestelman
as Old Woman
Anne Lambton
as Pharmacopolist
Alessandro Ruo
as Pontifex Maximus
Jannina Salvetti
as Shopkeeper
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News & Interviews for Rome: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Rome Season 2

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (20)

These Romans are worth following to the end of the road, no matter how well-traveled it might be.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Enjoy the empire. While it lasts.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Makes its own final exit in a manner that wouldn't have disgraced its historical characters.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

... "Rome" is no less compelling and addictive.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Over two seasons... Rome is an intricately plotted story about political power and intimate human dilemmas and crises. It makes Game of Thrones look like a game for children.

Apr 30, 2020 | Full Review…

"Rome" is smart, dirty fun.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

The writers are careful to make their most daring historical reaches plausible, consistent, and, of course, dramatically effective.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

A gorgeous blend of style and substance... It's hard to get down on a show for being too ambitious when so few programs think to color outside of the lines.

Jun 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Great TV... Miss it not!

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

As in season 1, the acting is rich and lusty, with no costume-drama fustiness. I especially like James Purefoy as Mark Antony.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Navigates the high-wire act of jumping significant periods of time between episodes - sometimes years - and remaining just as engrossing as episodes in the first season.

Jun 6, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I suspect more of us will be watching "Rome" with greater expectations and a sharper hunger than before.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rome: Season 2

  • Jun 17, 2020
    A masterpiece!!! Rome one of the best tv shows of all time, it is sad that it only had only two seasons.

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