Julius Caesar (TV miniseries)

Julius Caesar is a 2002 mini-series about the life of Julius Caesar. It was directed by Uli Edel, and written by Peter Pruce and Craig Warner. It is a dramatization of the life of Julius Caesar through 82 BC to his death in 44 BC. The series was originally broadcast on TNT, and involved location shooting in Malta and Bulgaria. [1] It has been released on DVD, in 2004 in the United States and in 2005 in the United Kingdom.

Plot

The series begins in 82 BC when Julius Caesar is a young man. He is out in the town with his daughter Julia when news comes that Lucius Cornelius Sulla is just outside the city walls and intends to take the city with his army. The guards sent with the news allow post up death lists on the senate door. When he sees that his father-in-law's name is there he rushes to his house to try and help him escape. However, Pompey arrests him and takes him to Sulla. Caesar's mother, Aurelia, asks Sulla to show him mercy; out of respect for her, he promises to let Caesar live if he refuses to divorce his wife, Cornelia, but Caesar refuses. Sulla lets him go but orders Pompey to kill him and bring his heart to him. Pompey follows Caesar and tells him to leave Rome, which he does. Pompey buys a swine from the market and tells Sulla that heart is Caesar's.

Meanwhile, Caesar is captured by pirates and the ransom him for money. When the Romans sent with the message don't return, the pirates plan to kill him. Caesar fights them for an extra day and wins. However he has an epileptic attack and the pirates believe him worthless, deciding to throw him in the sea. Just the boat returns with the money and they let Caesar go. Back in Rome, Sulla dies of a heart-attack and Caesar is allowed to return home. While he has been gone Cornelia has become very ill and Julia has befriended the young daughter of Caesar's rival Marcus Porcius Cato, Portia, his son Marcus and their cousin Brutus.

When Cornelia dies from her illness, Caesar swears at her funeral that he will make Rome a better place to live in. Around this time the same pirates who held him captive are cutting off the grain supply. The senate send Pompey to deal with the problem after Caesar convinced them that he will not take the city with his army like Sulla did. Several years later Pompey returns to Rome and Caesar has achieved the consulship. On the day of Pompey's triumph Julia, Portia and Marcus decide to go, and Portia insists on dragging Brutus along with them. At the triumph, Caesar has one of his epileptic fits but is aided by Calpurnia Pisonis, daughter of a wealthy man in Rome. At Pompey's welcome home party, while Pompey gets on well with Julia, Caesar notices Calpurnia who he doesn't remember from their encounter before.

Caesar swears to his mother that he will make a name for himself. Julia realises that her father needs an alliance and offers to marry Pompey in order to obtain his legions. Pompey agrees and he marries Julia. In marry her, he agrees to allow Caesar to take his legions to Gaul, despite the fact that the senate wished to send Cassius to go. Calpurnia teels Caesar that she knows about his "falling sickness" and he confesses that shames him. Before he goes to Gaul, Caesar marries Calpurnia and the two of them remain in contact through letters.

While sacking a town in Gaul, Caesar comes across a strong-willed teenager who refuses to give in the Romans attacking his home. He tells Caesar his name is Vercingetorix and because of his strength of will, Caesar lets him go, giving him a horse.

Cast

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Gaius Julius Caesar
Dictator of the Roman Republic

Reign October, 49 BC–March 15, 44 BC
Full name Gaius Julius Caesar
Born 12 July 100 BC - 102 BC
Rome, Roman Republic
Died 15 March 44 BC (aged 57)
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Uli Edel (born April 11, 1947 in Neuenburg, Germany), German film director.

After studying theatre science in Munich, he was accepted into Munich Film School alongside Bernd Eichinger.
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Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.[1] It is derived from a Greek word meaning "action" (Classical Greek δράμα), derived from "to do" (Classical Greek
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Gaius Julius Caesar
Dictator of the Roman Republic

Reign October, 49 BC–March 15, 44 BC
Full name Gaius Julius Caesar
Born 12 July 100 BC - 102 BC
Rome, Roman Republic
Died 15 March 44 BC (aged 57)
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1st century BC - 1st century
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85 BC 84 BC 83 BC - 82 BC - 81 BC 80 BC 79 BC

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1st century BC - 1st century
70s BC  60s BC  50s BC - 40s BC - 30s BC  20s BC  10s BC 
47 BC 46 BC 45 BC - 44 BC - 43 BC 42 BC 41 BC

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Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 245
Channel 75 (HDTV)
Dish Network Channel 138
Channel 9420 (HDTV)
C-Band Galaxy 14-Channel 17
Cable
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Turner Network Television
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Anthem
L-Innu Malti
("The Maltese Anthem")

Location of  

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Motto
Съединението прави силата   (Bulgarian)
"Suedinenieto pravi silata"
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DVD

Media type: Optical disc
Capacity: 4.7 GB (single layer), 8.5 GB (dual layer)
Usage: Data storage, audio, video, games

Optical disc authoring
  • Optical disc
  • Optical disc image
  • Recorder hardware
  • Authoring software

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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
Anthem
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Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
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1st century BC - 1st century
110s BC  100s BC  90s BC - 80s BC - 70s BC  60s BC  50s BC 
85 BC 84 BC 83 BC - 82 BC - 81 BC 80 BC 79 BC

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Gaius Julius Caesar
Dictator of the Roman Republic

Reign October, 49 BC–March 15, 44 BC
Full name Gaius Julius Caesar
Born 12 July 100 BC - 102 BC
Rome, Roman Republic
Died 15 March 44 BC (aged 57)
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Julia Caesaris (Classical Latin: IVLIA•CAESARIS ) was the daughter of Gaius Julius Caesar the dictator, by Cornelia Cinna, and his only child in marriage.[1] She was the wife of Pompey the Great and renowned for her beauty and virtue.
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Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (Latin: L•CORNELIVS•L•F•P•N•SVLLA•FELIX )[1] (ca. 138 BC–78 BC), usually known simply as Sulla, was a Roman general, consul and dictator.
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Pompey, Pompey the Great or Pompey the Triumvir [1] (Classical Latin abbreviation: CN·POMPEIVS·CN·F·SEX·N·MAGNVS [2], Gnaeus or Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus
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Aurelia Cotta or Aurelia (120 BC-54 BC) was the mother of dictator Gaius Julius Caesar. She was a daughter of Rutilia and Lucius Aurelius Cotta. Her father was consul in 119 BC and her paternal grandfather of the same name was consul in 144 BC.
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Epilepsy
Classification & external resources

ICD-10 G 40. -G 41.
ICD-9 345

DiseasesDB 4366
MedlinePlus 000694
eMedicine neuro/415  
MeSH D004827

Epilepsy
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Marcus Porcius Catō Uticensis (95 BC–46 BC), known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) to distinguish him from his great-grandfather (Cato the Elder), was a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy.
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Porcia Catonis, also known simply as Porcia[1] (Classical Latin: PORCIA•CATONIS•FILIA , ca. 70 BC – June 43 BC[2] or October 42 BC[3]) was a Roman woman who lived in the 1st century BC.
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Marcus Porcius Cato, son of Cato the Younger by his first marriage to Atilia. He was the brother of Porcia Catonis, who was first married to Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus (co-consul with Caesar in 59 BC), and later married their half-cousin (on the maternal side) Marcus Junius Brutus.
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Marcus Junius Brutus (85 –42 BC), or Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus, was a Roman senator of the late Roman Republic. He is best known in modern times for taking a leading role in the assassination conspiracy against Julius Caesar.
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Calpurnia Pisonis (1st century BC), daughter of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, was a Roman woman, third and last wife of Julius Caesar. They married in 59 BC with no children resulting from the union.
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Vercingetorix (pronounced [werkiŋˈgetoriks] (died 46 BC), was chieftain of the Arverni, originating from the Arvernian city of Gergovia and known as the man who led the Gauls in their ultimately unsuccessful war
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Jeremy Sisto

Born September 6 1974 (1974--) (age 33)
Grass Valley, California
Died

Occupation Actor

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Gaius Julius Caesar
Dictator of the Roman Republic

Reign October, 49 BC–March 15, 44 BC
Full name Gaius Julius Caesar
Born 12 July 100 BC - 102 BC
Rome, Roman Republic
Died 15 March 44 BC (aged 57)
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Richard Harris

Birth name Richard St. John Harris
Born 1 September 1930(1930--)
Limerick, Ireland
Died 25 September 2002 (aged 72)
London, England

Spouse(s)
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Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (Latin: L•CORNELIVS•L•F•P•N•SVLLA•FELIX )[1] (ca. 138 BC–78 BC), usually known simply as Sulla, was a Roman general, consul and dictator.
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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken
Birth name Ronald Walken
Born March 31 1943 (1943--) (age 64)
Queens, New York, United States


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