In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of night. With his campaign in Gaul coming to a successful conclusion, Caesar's popularity is continuing to grow. He's saddened however when he receives news from his good friend Pompey Magnus that his daughter, Pompey's wife, has died in childbirth. In the Senate, Pompey must defend the prolonged absence of his friend and co-Consul Caesar against charges of corruption and of waging an illegal war. It's all a ruse however as he is plotting to eliminate him. Meanwhile, Atia of the Julii sends her son Octavian to Gaul deliver a gift of a beautiful stallion to his great uncle Julius Caesar. He is taken prisoner along the way. Fortunately, Vorenus and Pullo rescue him and as a result, both receive Caesar's favor. Written by
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The Stolen Eagle and How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic used 2,500 pieces of wardrobe due to the large crowd scenes. See more
In the battle against the Gauls, some shots show either the Romans or Gauls (or both) with their shields in their right hand their swords on the left. This indicates the scenes in question have been "mirrored" in post-production. See more
Lucius Vorenus! You have a brain! Or so the tribune's say...
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