Picks and Pans Review: New on DVD
updated 08/21/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/21/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Rome: Season 1 of the HBO epic, ending in Caesar's assassination, boasts performances of power and subtlety (especially Lindsay Duncan as the cunning Servilia) and startling, even kinky, details of life in the empire. Extras include historical commentary.