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?
The Rubicon River was the dividing line between Gaul and Italy. Under Roman law, no army could enter Italy under arms. To do so was treasonous. Simply by leading his army across the river Caesar was declaring himself an outlaw. 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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Written by Jeff Beal See more