The BEST episodes of Roman Empire

Every episode of Roman Empire ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Roman Empire!

This stylish mix of documentary and lavish historical epic chronicles the turbulent, violent reigns of Commodus, Julius Caesar and Caligula.

Last Updated: 12/19/2023Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
The Ides of March
130 votes

#1 - The Ides of March

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/27/2018

His reforms win public adoration, but Caesar's imperial ambitions antagonize the Senate and I'll health undermines his authority, sparking a conspiracy.

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Queen of the Nile
131 votes

#2 - Queen of the Nile

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2018

After chasing Pompey to Alexandria, Caesar is victorious I the war, them swiftly makes a powerful ally and lover in Egypt's ruler, Cleopatra.

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Crossing the Rubicon
128 votes

#3 - Crossing the Rubicon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/27/2018

Caesar's hard-won victory over Gaul endears him to the Roman people but leads to a military showdown with the Senate and his former ally, Pompey

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14 Days Of Blood
219 votes

#4 - 14 Days Of Blood

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2016

Lavish imperial games at the Colosseum are highlighted by the emperor's bloody victories, but his paranoid abuses of power lead to a final betrayal.

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The Great Conqueror
133 votes

#5 - The Great Conqueror

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/27/2018

Caesar's wealth grows as one-third of the triumvirate, but his brutal tatics make enemies, forcing him to remake his image as a military conqueror.

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Descent into Madness
86 votes

#6 - Descent into Madness

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/5/2019

Caligula's increasing paranoia and debauchery lead to ruinous bloodshed and spending as Rome, the Senate and even former allies turn against him.

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Enemy of the Senate
300 votes

#7 - Enemy of the Senate

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/11/2016

Commodus rises to power as Rome's new emperor, but not everyone supports his ascent. Among those conspiring against him: his older sister Lucilla.

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The Triumvirate
147 votes

#8 - The Triumvirate

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/27/2018

After success in war makes Caesar a rising star, escalating tension between Rome's two most powerful men creates an opportunity for advancement.

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The Making of an Emperor
368 votes

#9 - The Making of an Emperor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/11/2016

The Germanic tribes strike as Marcus Aurelius succumbs to disease, leaving a skeptical Emperor Commodus to prosecute a war that doesn't interest him.

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Fight for Glory
236 votes

#10 - Fight for Glory

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/2016

A disastrous grain shortage reaveals Cleander's treachery and leaves Commodus isolated, inspiring him to trains as a gladiator in a bid to unite Rome.

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In Search of an Heir
95 votes

#11 - In Search of an Heir

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/5/2019

Vulnerable without an heir, Caligula decides to secure the throne with a child of royal blood by embroiling himself in affairs with his three sisters.

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The Rightful Heir
118 votes

#12 - The Rightful Heir

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/5/2019

After the mysterious death of his popular father, young Caligula grows up in the uncertain shadow of his tyrannical emperor and uncle, Tiberius.

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Rome is Burning
231 votes

#13 - Rome is Burning

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/11/2016

Commodus defeats his sister's coup but withdraws from governing, allowing other to amass power while he engages in an affair and banishes his wife.

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Born in the Purple
533 votes

#14 - Born in the Purple

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2016

Fighting an implacable enemy in Germany, Marcus Aurelius trains his decadent son Commodus to succeed him, while rumor and intrigues brew back in Rome.

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A New Hope
134 votes

#15 - A New Hope

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/5/2019

The death of Tiberius vaults Caligula to power as Rome's new emperor, a role at which he initially excels -- until an illness unhinges his mind.

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