Ray Stevenson as Titus Pullo left and Kevin McKidd as Lucius Vorenus right , seen in the episode " Pharsalus " The series primarily chronicles the lives and deeds of the rich, powerful, and historically significant, but also focuses on the lives, fortunes, families, and acquaintances of two common men: The first season depicts Julius Caesar's civil war of 49 BC against the traditionalist conservative faction in the Roman Senate the Optimates , his rise to dictatorship over Rome, and his fall, spanning the time from the end of his Gallic Wars 52 BC or ab urbe condita until his assassination on 15 March 44 BC the infamous Ides of March. Against the backdrop of these cataclysmic events, we also see the early years of the young Octavian, who is destined to become Augustus , the first Emperor of Rome. The second season chronicles the power struggle between Octavian and Mark Antony following Caesar's assassination, spanning the period from Caesar's death in 44 BC to the suicide of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 B. List of Rome characters Kevin McKidd as Lucius Vorenus Season 1 and 2 — A staunch, traditional Roman officer who struggles to balance his personal beliefs, his duty to his superiors, and the needs of his family and friends.
Pompey maneuvers outside the city; Atia throws a party welcoming Caesar; Vorenus also hosts a fete. Vorenus is forced to reconsider his career choices. A jealous Atia concocts a clever scheme to separate Caesar from Servilia. Egeria Mark Antony is running Rome while Caesar pursues Pompey, but when news comes that the tide has turned and that Pompey now pursues Caesar, Antony must decide whether to stick by his old commander or turn against him. In Greece, Pompey decides to attack Caesar's depleted forces, whose lack of options turns into their greatest strength.