Vorenus suffers a major setback as a businessman when the slaves he's invested in die from disease. He visits Eraste Fulman who offers him a job. It isn't exactly what he had in mind however and re-examines the offer of returning to the army which Mark Antony had earlier made to him. Pullo and Octavian track down Niobe's brother-in-law and get him to admit that he was her lover. Julius Caesar become a laughing stock when graffiti artists draw lewd pictures of him and Servilia on the city walls. He has to end his relationship with her to save his marriage to Calpurnia and maintain the political influence of her family. Servilia sets out to find who is responsible for this and vows revenge. Caesar meanwhile has made an offer of truce to Pompey but in the end decides to take his army south to finish him off but finds his foe has fled to Greece. Written by
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Mark Anthony's statement (and episode title) "the ram has touched the wall" is mentioned in Julius Caesar's memoirs, and is a metaphor for 'no mercy'. Romans had the policy of offering favorable terms of surrender to their opponents before a fight. However, if the opponent refused such terms and chose to fortify his positions, the Romans would attack until each and every enemy was dead. So, if the 'ram' had touched the wall, and thus battering rams became necessary, it meant the enemy had declined the peace offer, and therefore waived any chance of a merciful treatment. See more
Marc Antony's legion was the 3rd not the 13th. See more
[Pompey dictates a response to Caesar's peace terms
"My dear friend Gaius, how are we come to this absurd position? In the interests of peace and equity, I accept - "
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The Senate and People of Rome have authorized me to accept."
"... the Senate and People of Rome have authorized me to accept a truce - "
No, not "truce." That would imply that he is a sovereign rather than a criminal entity.
Quite right. A criminal.
"... have authorized me to accept a cessation of hostilities on the terms offered...
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Written by Jeff Beal See more