Empire (2005 TV Mini-Series)
Cassius: Who ever thought a God would hold so much blood?
Cicero: He names his nephew.
Cicero: He's just a boy.
Camane: So was Caesar once.
Cicero: Caesar was a boy, yes. But not every boy is a Caesar.
Camane: Witness the birth of a civil war. An empire is dawning. An empire built on the rage of the mob. It is the mob who will determine the next ruler of Rome.
[Caesar is dying]
Caesar: Protect him, protect my successor.
Caesar: No. Not Antony. Octavius. My sister's boy. He will save the dream of Rome, Tyrannus. Teach him to fight, teach him to rule.
Servilia: We must look to the men who will re-build Rome.
Brutus: You mean Cassius and Antony?
Servilia: And you... why not you, my son?
[Antony's speech about Caesar]
Brutus: What is he doing?
Cassius: Oh this isn't about Caesar's rein; it's about Antony's!
[On hearing Octavius is Caesar's heir the mob chant his name]
Cassius: It is not to Caesar to anoint his successor!
Brutus: They're calling his name...
Cassius: Do you think I can't hear?
Caesar: Look at you, Brutus... A model senator! The army wouldn't recognize you...
Brutus: I've fooled them all.
Cicero: You're too young to understand what Caesar has begun.
Camane: His succession.
Cicero: Civil war, the first blow was just struck. It will take 100 years to re-build what has vanished here in an instant. Rome... sacred Vestal, is dead.
Camane: No, Rome lives as long as our fire burns.
Camane: Not since Alexander the Great has such a burden been placed on the shoulders of one so young. And all the world hinges on the outcome. Watch over him, sweet Vesta, for the trials of Octavius have begun.
Cassius: There's so much suffering in this room. Am I with a woman?
Octavius: What animal forest spirit shoots an arrow into a man's arm at 500 yards?
Agrippa: A good-shot spirit?
[On Caesar's body]
Brutus: The mob will tear us apart when we take this...
Cassius: They won't see it!
Brutus: How could they miss?
Agrippa: We need to speak with Cicero.
Lily: Who should I say is calling?
Agrippa: Tell him...
[Looks at Octavius]
Octavius: I promise not to speak of politics if you don't speak of gardening.
Brutus: An alter asking the gods protection; for whom? And who placed it there, the Vestal Virgin, untainted by the crass self-interest of her senate counterparts, or a girl who has a crush on a prince?
Marc Antony: This is Caesar's ring and this is the declaration of Octavius, bequeathing all this inheritance to me.
Brutus: Before or after you murdered him?
[on the murder of the consuls and apparent murder of Octavius]
Cassius: Believe it or not, the death of Caesar was necessary for the well-being of Rome. For what lofty purpose did you kill these men?
Cassius: Rapax clean your feet, you're going to the Vestal temple.
Octavius: You... I know you, boy... Agrippa, that's your name, isn't it?
Agrippa: Yes, sir, of the second legion...
Agrippa: Formerly of... My father will break my legs when he finds out I deserted.
Agrippa: Following orders is one thing. Killing Caesar is another.