Release Date:August 7,2007
HBO?s chronicle of the fall of a republic and the rise of an empire comes to a close as the second and final season of Rome is released on DVD. The year is 44 B.C. and Julius Caesar has just been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar?s demise, egos clash and a power struggle over the future of Rome begins to unfurl. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power by aligning himself with Atia, but comes to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar?s will as his only son and heir. Meanwhile Titus Pullo attempts to help his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his being in the wake of personal tragedy. Once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself. Rome: The Complete Second Season, out on DVD from HBO Video on August 14, is a five-disc collector?s set which brings ancient Rome to life in intensely personal terms, capturing the human drama behind the familiar textbook facts.