Synopsis: Rome is a critically acclaimed historical drama, produced in Italy for television by HBO (USA), BBC (UK) and RAI (Italy). The show's first season originally aired on HBO between August 28 and November 20, 2005, subsequently broadcast on BBC Two between November 2, 2005 and January 4, 2006 and on Rai Due between March 17 and April 28, 2006.
Plot Summary: Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people; epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess.
After eight years of war, two soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of the republic and the birth of an empire.
Summary written by HBO, found at HBO: Rome
Tie-in Novels for Rome
As of this time, I am not aware of any tie-in novels for Rome. When that changes, I will update this post.