In the aftermath of their arena exploits, both Pullo and Vorenus have become icons and hero's to the people of Rome. As a result, Vorenus' defense of his actions to Caesar lands him in an unexpected position of power when Caesar, after proclaiming himself dictator for life, makes Vorenus a senator. In the meantime, Pullo's unexpected return to Vorenus' household to recover from his injuries away from a medical hospital, is not appreciated by his former slave Eirene who still holds a grudge against Pullo for killing her boyfriend. Elsewhere, Caesar decides to overhaul the senate by adding some surprising new faces, much to the chagrin of the old guard, including Brutus. As Servilia hurdles the final obstacle to her revenge plan against Caesar by secretly organizing the conspirators to assassinate Caesar in the senate on the Ides of March, she finally reveals her revenge and complex scenario to Atia and Octavian, while her servant learns the scandalous truth about Niobe's baby and ... Written by
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The Ancient Roman Suetonius recorded that had Caesar lived, he had planned to enact a series of public works, drain the Promptine marshes, triple the size of all libraries, and build a highway from the Tiber River through the Appenine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea. See more
In the countryside, where Pullo kneels before a shrine, we see a herd of sheep leaping over a small brook a water trench. At least one of those sheep has a yellow number tag attached to the ear, which would not have been used in 1st century BCE. See more
[a wounded Pullo explains why he came back to Rome
"Women," he says. If you took a woman now, you'd come apart like an old sack!
[laughs, then winces