The assassination of Julius Caesar has plunged Rome into chaos, and the only hope for the once-thriving empire lies in the ability of his 18-year-old nephew Octavius to defeat the manipulative Marc Anthony in this epic miniseries starring Santiago Cabrera and directed by John Gray, Kim Manners, and Greg Yaitanes. On the eve of Caesar's demise, Rome is thrown into anarchy and Octavius is thrust into exile with his guardian Tyrannus lest he meet a similar fate as his uncle at the hands of those who wish to see Caesar's bloodline severed once and for all. In the years that follow, Octavius is trained by his faithful mentor for the day he will return to Rome and seek revenge against the man who orchestrated his uncle's downfall. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The movie attempts to delve more into actual history, but I found it somewhat boring. Perhaps if it is watched in parts, a week apart, it would hold together better. As it is, it was slow moving and not all that interesting. You'd be better off watching Russell Crowe's "Gladiator." Although that is fiction, I wonder how much in this movie was exactly accurate. It is attractive to look at and if you hadn't enough of gladiators and vile Roman's, than this movie is for you.