Rejected by Vorenus and Eirene and racked by guilt for the killing of Eirene's fiancé out of a jealous rage, Pullo has sunk to working as an assassin for the gangster Erastes. When Pullo gets arrested for killing one of Caesar's popular opponents, he condemns himself by refusing to name who hired him, despite Octavian's attempts to defend him. Meanwhile, Vorenus finds his new official duties as magistrate tedious, especially when he gets caught between Caesar and the demands made by veterans' spokesman Mascias. Niobe revels in the prestige of Vorenus's office until Caesar invites the Voreni to a symposium at Atia's house. Despite Servilia's surreptitious propaganda depicting Brutus as a tyrant-killer, and the urgings of Cassius and his own doubts, Brutus resists turning against Caesar. Antony makes his move to win back Atia. On the point of death in a gladiator arena, Pullo finds a new reason to live that yet again puts Vorenus in a tight spot. Also, Caesar makes a move that compels ... Written by
Did You Know?
Pullo's angry defense of the 13th Legion was typical of soldiers of the time. The rivalry between the various military units was fierce, and was encouraged by their respective commanders because it made their men fight even harder. See more
During the gladiator fight, when Pollo chops off a gladiator's head with a shield, the head is still attached to the body in the next shot. Later in the fight the head is chopped off again. See more
You and Pullo are like Castor and Pollux.