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
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Mascius claims to Vorenus that the veterans of the 13th Legion are angry with Caesar because he has not given them land in Italy. Vorenus, through negotiations with Caesar, gets the veterans land in Pannonia (modern day Bulgaria). In reality, the 13th Legion was disbanded by Caesar in 45 BC and the veterans were indeed given farm land in Italy. See more
The Germanic Gladiator big two handed sword later used by Vorenus is actually a Chinese Dadao though it is a very basic weapon the form in which it appears on the series did not existed at least until the 19th century. See more
The people will not accept a tyrant's death unless a Brutus holds the knife.
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