I Claudius is one of my favourite shows. All of that backstabbing (literally), gratuitous sex and random madness (Caligua making a horse a senator springs to mind) makes it the ultimate soap opera. So I was interested in seeing what HBO's Rome was going to be like.
And I like it. Here's why.
He's called Titus Pullo and is played by Ray Stevenson. Mrs Stevenson (if there is one) is a lucky woman.