Rome, a dramatic television series created by John Milius, William J. MacDonald and Bruno Heller, premiered on August 28, 2005 on the HBO Network in the United States and ended on March 25, 2007, after 2 seasons and a total of 22 episodes. All the episodes are approximately 50 minutes long.
The first and second seasons of Rome were released on DVD in the U.S. in 2006 and 2007, respectively. "Rome Complete Seasons", a box set of the complete series with additional features, was released in 2008.
Rome follows a historical drama depicting the period of history surrounding the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire; a change driven by civil warfare between radical populares and conservative optimates, the decay of political institutions and the actions of ambitious men and women.
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“I foresee the time when the painter will paint that scene, no longer going to Rome for a subject; the poet will sing it; the historian record it; and, with the Landing of the Pilgrims and the Declaration of Independence, it will be the ornament of some future national gallery, when at least the present form of slavery shall be no more here. We shall then be at liberty to weep for Captain Brown. Then, and not till then, we will take our revenge.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Twenty or thirty years ago, in the army, we had a lot of obscure adventures, and years later we tell them at parties, and suddenly we realize that those two very difficult years of our lives have become lumped together into a few episodes that have lodged in our memory in a standardized form, and are always told in a standardized way, in the same words. But in fact that lump of memories has nothing whatsoever to do with our experience of those two years in the army and what it has made of us.”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)