Atia and her family have stayed behind when Pompey and others fled and she now throws a party for her triumphant uncle, Julius Caesar. She clearly has her sights set on the great leader and is puzzled when he sends her a guest list that includes Servilia of the Junii. She soon finds out why. Pompey wants to find out what happened to the gold from the Roman Treasury and sends his son Quintus to Rome to find out what happened. They go directly to Vorenus' home but he has no idea what they are talking about. Pullo arrives however and Vorenus tells him to go directly to Caesar himself and explain. Octavian meanwhile learns of one of his uncle's secrets. Written by
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Caesar is seen suffering from a seizure which Posca describes as "Morbus Comitialis", which at the time was seen as a curse from the Gods. It is historically believed, but not agreed upon, that Caesar suffered from Epilepsy and this is such a seizure shown. See more
Octavia quotes Virgil's lines from his epic poem Aeneid: "Easy it is to go down into Hell, the gates of death are ever open; to climb back out again, that is the difficulty." Virgil did not start writing the Aeneid until about 29 BC, 20 years after the setting of this episode. See more
Priests, crooks many of them. I just talk directly to whatever god I'm doing business with. Bugger the priests.
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