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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Cato and Pompey were not only close friends, but former comrades-in-arms. Caesar had once served under Pompey's command. See more
When Vorneus and Pullo rescue Octavian, he assures them that Caesar will prove his identity. Octavian is eleven-years-old at this point and Caesar was away from in Gaul for nearly eight years, so the last time he would have seen Octavian would have been when he was three. However, upon seeing Octavian Caesar recognizes him straight away. See more
[At Lucius Vorenus entering the tent
Ah, you've got brains, right?