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Posca (Character)
from "Rome" (2005)

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"Rome: Pharsalus (#1.7)" (2005)
[while Antony and Caesar are poring over the map, Posca brings in shaving water]
Posca: It's ready.
[no response from Caesar]
Posca: Maps never redraw themselves, if that's what you're waiting for.

[Caesar orders the army to prepare for battle]
Posca: We are outnumbered three to one on foot and five to one on horse. What uninjured men you have are scared and hungry and desperate.
Gaius Julius Caesar: That is the advantage we must press home.
Posca: I was not aware that irony had military usage.
Gaius Julius Caesar: We must win or die. Pompey's men have other options.

[Posca prepares to shave his master]
Gaius Julius Caesar: Try to avoid bloodshed this time.
Posca: Wait a day or two, and Pompey can shave you instead.


"Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall (#1.5)" (2005)
Gaius Julius Caesar: They say slaves talk of bravery as fish talk of flying.
Posca: They say that, do they? How very witty of them.

Mark Antony: Poor sad wretch gives everything you ask for. The Senate will ratify your status. You get your triumph, stand for consul, and Pompey will retire to Spain. He'd suck Posca's cock if you asked him to.
Gaius Julius Caesar: Too generous by far. I never thought Pompey would accept such terms.
Mark Antony: You think it's a strategem?
Gaius Julius Caesar: I doubt it. He and what few forces he has are trapped and grow weaker by the day. We might crush him at will. But now that he has offered truce, I would look like the worst sort of tyrant if I attack him. Posca here thinks I should accept. Make peace.
Mark Antony: In exchange for what?
Posca: Peace is its own reward.
Mark Antony: Snivelry! The ram has touched the wall! No mercy!
Posca: Pompey has no great army, but he has the Senate with him. He has legitimacy.
Mark Antony: In Rome they are the Senate. Beyond these walls they're just three hundred old men.
Gaius Julius Caesar: As you say Anthony. But others will agree with Posca. They have made this shameful surrender public. It will be read throughout Italy. If I am not a tyrant. If I merely seek legitimacy then why would I not accept such favorable terms?
Posca: [Perusing Pompey's surrender] He refuses to meet us in person?
Gaius Julius Caesar: [thinking] Very good. Simple. Hoi polloi can understand a reason like that. He refuses to meet me face to face, man to man.
[in mock anger]
Gaius Julius Caesar: He refuses to meet me!
Mark Antony: [laughing] Right. That's it. No truce. Let's be after him.
[begins to leave]
Gaius Julius Caesar: Patience. He's well caught. We'll leave when the time is right.
Mark Antony: When?
Gaius Julius Caesar: When the time is right.
Mark Antony: But we should have left Rome long ago. The apple is ripe for plucking and we sit here doing nothing?
Gaius Julius Caesar: Pompey's not an apple. And I am not a farmer.


"Rome: Caesarion (#1.8)" (2005)
Pothinus: That is not just.
Posca: Post mortem interests of this type are legally entailed to the presiding consul, i.e. Gaius Julius Caesar. It's... law.
Pothinus: Roman law.
Gaius Julius Caesar: Is there some other form of law, you wretched woman?


"Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (#2.4)" (2007)
[after being told how many of Antony's army is dead]
Posca: Eight thousand!
Mark Antony: Oh do cheer up; you're still alive, aren't you?
Posca: I do hope so. If this is the afterlife is it extremely disappointing!