Rome

Rome

The Complete Second Season

DVD - 2007
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In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy.
Publisher: New York : HBO Home Video, c2007.
ISBN: 9780783150413
0783150415
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 ROME
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Rome (Television program)

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hajmola
Jun 29, 2015

where is the first season?

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mehrdade
Jan 02, 2015

excellent series . you wont regret watching it, but be careful no kids around . too much blood sheding and sexism

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pataco
Mar 22, 2014

While others have noted that Season 1 is better than Season 2, mainly because of focus, I noticed an increasingly annoying trait throughout the Season 2 episodes. The use of British English colloquialisms and slang (especially "bollocks") and an increasing use of British accents, rather than a more universal English, leads to a provincial, foreign ambience. It definitely lost it's authenticity (unless you were a British audience) and I increasingly thought I was watching a British soap-opera.

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Basileus
Aug 12, 2012

Not as good as the first series. Unfortunately Rome was planned to run for several seasons, but HBO opted out of committing to any more. As a result what should have been 2 or 3 seasons was compressed into one, giving the whole season a rushed feel to it. The Antony and Cleopatra storyline, which could have filled a whole season on it's own, was whittled down to only two episodes. Unless you have seen the promising first season of Rome, you might want to give this most of this season a pass and just go right to the last two episodes.

EuSei Jul 02, 2012

Definitely NOT a movie for minor children. I love the series but have a few problems with it. First, every single character is (one or all these traits) dishonest, vile, criminal, sex-addict, violent, greedy, ambitious. The authors took so many liberties it is hard to list them all. In the case of Atia, mother of Octavian (later Augustus), it is known that she was a very moral woman--just read Suetonius. Cleopatra was of Greek extract--the Ptolemies being Greek--so I cannot imagine her walking around in Egyptian garb. (And couldn't they find someone better looking to play her part?!) Cesarion, it seems, was around 16 years of age when Augustus had him killed. Antony had a son by a first wife--that Augustus also had killed--not shown in the movie. I often wonder if Rome was really the filthy slum modern movies like to depict it... (Published again 7/2/2012)

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soupprincess
Apr 19, 2012

Why is there no disc 3? It can't be that difficult to purchase a replacement. It's like reading a book and discovering 200 pages in that there're two chapters missing from the middle :b

lasertravis Apr 26, 2011

not as good as the first season, but still great entertainment. a must see for anyone who watched season one. i felt like the conclusion wasn't as well contrived as the rest of the series. all in all, rome is one of my favorite tv series of all time.

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toddschirm
Apr 25, 2011

Great series. I only wish I saw it after the first.

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jimg2000
Apr 11, 2011

Season 1 was all about Julius Caesar. Season 2 was all about how JC's grandnephew, Gaius Octavian, rose amid rivals to become the first citizen of Rome.

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cindylou50
Aug 17, 2010

loved it..wanted MORE

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EuSei May 06, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

EuSei May 06, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2014

Vorenus: Sir your "wife" instructed me to tell you something.
Antony: Oh?
Vorenus: She instructed me to tell you that "you are cowardly scum".
Antony: [laughs] She did, did she? - and what's your opinion of that?
Vorenus: It's not my place to have an opinion , Sir.
Antony: Ah - tell me anyway.
Vorenus: Is that an order?
Antony: Yes. That's an order.
Vorenus: 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.
Antony: Really. Hmm. And what is this disease?
Vorenus: I don't know. I'm not a doctor.
Antony: No - no you're not. So how can you be so sure of your diagnosis?
Vorenus: I recognize your symptoms. I have the same sickness.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2014

Walking among the dead after a battle ---
Mark Anthony: Breathe deep, boy. The smell of victory.
Octavian: [disdainful] Smoke, shit and rotting flesh.
Mark Anthony: Beautiful, isn't it?

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