Kevin McKidd, "Rome" (Photo: HBO)

Fifteen years ago, HBO’s ‘Rome’ delivered a bloody good spectacle

On Aug. 28, 2005, HBO debuted the premium cable channel’s most ambitious drama to date – “Rome.”

Set in the waning days of the Roman Republic circa 52 BC, this sumptuous, sprawling saga tracked the shifting winds of power with seemingly all of the civilized Western world in play.

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