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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“What is there in Rome for me to see that others have not seen before me? What is there for me to touch that others have not touched? What is there for me to feel, to learn, to hear, to know, that shall thrill me before it pass to others? What can I discover?Nothing. Nothing whatsoever. One charm of travel dies here.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“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)