Rome was an HBO original series that followed the lives of Roman citizens during the 1st Century B.C. It was a two year series with season one airing in 2005 and season two airing in 2007. It focuses on the Roman time period where they are switching from a Republic to an Empire. The show is very loosely based on true historical events.
The plot is fantastic and original. The series Rome is centered on the lives of two Roman soldiers. Kevin McKidd
plays Lucius Vorenus and Ray Stevenson
plays Titus Pollo. The adventures of these two soldiers are intertwined with important historical events taking place in Rome. This provides viewers with a unique perspective on these events from the eyes of common soldiers.
Other important and famous characters are also included. James Purefoy
plays Marc Anthony
, Tobias Menzies
plays Brutus, Ciaran Hinds plays Giaus Julius Caesar, and Polly Walker
Atia of the Julii. These characters play important roles in the historical events going on in Rome, but the show also does a fantastic job showcasing the loved ones and family members of these key characters. This provides a unique mixture of story lines from poor soldiers to the rich nobility.
The rich story lines and great character development helped Rome become an award winning show. In 2006 the show won 4 Emmy Awards out of 8 nominations and it was also nominated for a Golden Globe award in the Outstanding Television Series - Drama.