The TV series starts when Caesar is 18 years old, walking with his daughter he learns that Sulla is outside the city and intends to invade Rome with his army. Caesar leaves Rome and ends up with pirates who want to ransom him for money. Caesar later returns to Rome when Sulla dies of a heart-attack. He deals with pirates again (actually the very same pirates) who are cutting off the supply of grain to the city.
In Rome, Julia dies of childbirth and Pompey turns against Caesar and allies with Cato and Brutus and forms his own army in Greece. Upon his return to Rome, Caesar becomes dictator. Pompey dies in Egypt and Cato commits suide. Caesar pardons Brutus. Later he allies with Cleopatra and makes her queen of Egypt. This greatly worries the Senate who plots to assassinate him, the main plotters being none other than Cassius and Brutus. The senators eventually attack Caesar and stab him to death On the Ides of March.
Overall, it is a great TV series if one wants to learn about all the events that took place during the life of Julius Caesar. The images and the acting are really good and the series is entertaining to watch. A must-have at home.
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