Caesar winters his army in Gaul near the Italian border while his enemies in Rome fear that he will do something no Roman General has done: cross the Rubicon with his army. To counter-balance his opponents, Caesar puts his friend Mark Antony up for office as the people's Consul. Vorenus and Pullo accompany Mark Antony and Octavian to Rome. For Pullo, it's an opportunity to get drunk and ravish every woman in sight. He also loses all of his money in a crooked dice game leading to a major brawl. For Vorenus, he will have a reunion with his wife Niobe who he has not seen for 8 years. He's told that the baby he finds in his home is his grandson but Niobe is hiding a secret. In the Senate, there is a move to have Caesar declared a traitor but when Mark Antony tries to return to the Senate to veto their decision, Pullo is attacked by someone he fought the night before. Antony thinks the attack is against him and Pullo kills the man and Caesar declares Pullo a hero. Written by
Did You Know?
According to historians, upon crossing the Rubicon, Caesar is reported to have quoted the Athenian playwright Menander, saying "alea iacta est" (the die is cast). It is a metaphor, meaning that a point of no return has been passed. In gambling, when the die has been cast, the game has started, there is no turning back and the player is at the mercy of his good or bad fortunes. See more
Lucius Vorenus wears shoes with soles. This invention has not been found (archaeologically) BC. Though the shoe itself looks authentic to the archaeological material. See more
[Niobe brings a cup of mulled wine to the recovering Pullo
Here, I put in extra nutmeg, like you like.
Oh, marry me, divine goddess!
What, a porcine object like you? Besides, I'm already wed... thanks be to evil spirits.
You're wrong, friend wife. He's a good man, your man.
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