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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Cicero's protests at Vorenus being elevated to the senate despite being a Plebeian are hypocritical. In fact, Cicero himself was originally a Plebeian. See more
When Pullo is seen by the physician in Rome, he says he has given him henbane for the pain. The term "henbane" was not in use until about 1265 CE. See more
[On assassinating Caesar
Marcus Junius Brutus
Gentlemen this is not some cheap murder! It is an honourable thing we do here. It must be done by ourselves, in the senate, on the senate floor, with our own hands... With my hand.