With Caesar approaching Rome, Pullo and Vorenus lead an advance party to scout out the level of resistance they might meet. In Rome, Pompey Magnus must decide how to meet the forthcoming threat, even though Caesar seems to have only one Legion with him. To everyone's surprise, Pompey decides to stage a tactical retreat south with the intent to gather his forces and then re-take city. Romans are forced to take sides with anyone staying behind declared a traitor. As a result of the evacuation, Pullo and Vorenus find the city virtually deserted. Vorenus decides to pack it in and return to his home. Pullo on the other makes a quite interesting find of his own. Atia meanwhile takes decisive action when she learns that her daughter Octavia is secretly seeing her husband. Written by
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The Roman soldiers in the camp that Pullo and his cavalry attack consist mostly of young adolescents, which is unsurprising. Ancient Roman law stipulated that a young man was an adult at 14, but many boys lied about their age and joined while they were much younger. See more
(at around 19 mins) An egg shell is visible stuck to a door. On the shell, a printed date code can be seen. See more
Atia of the Julii
Pompeian scum at our very door! It's intolerable! If Timon and his men weren't here they'd be burning down the house!
Marcus Junius Brutus
Oh they're not *that* energetic.
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