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De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) 

In the series finale, following his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Marc Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian ... See full summary »

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In the series finale, following his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Marc Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian refusing to be bullied, shamed or negotiated from his terms of taking them into custody, which will lead to public humiliation and ultimately death, there is but one choice left. Following the capture of Alexandra signaling the fall of Egypt and end of the war, Antony chooses the only honorable fate for a former Roman, and turns to his steadfast second and friend, Lucius Vorenus, for assistance. A final, desperate, duplicitous act affects Antony's demise, as Cleopatra hopes to buy time for herself and the lives of her twin children by Antony. One face-to-face meeting with Octavian proves how fruitless her efforts of seduction are, and Cleopatra joins her lover in death by suicide. Above Octavian's suspicion, Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus whisk Cleopatra's eldest son, Caesarion, away from Egypt, but not ... Written by Christopher Chase (cchase@onebox.com)

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Marc Antony's line "I amuse you? ... I'm a fucking clown, eh?" is a bit of a tribute to Tommy DeVito's famous line from GoodFellas: "I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you?" See more »

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Caesarion was 17 years-old when Octavian seized control of Alexandria. Prior to Octavian's invasion, Caesarion was sent by Cleopatra out of Egypt to escape. However, Caesarion's guardians brought Caesarion back to Alexandria (possibly by promises made by Octavian) where Octavian had Caesarion murdered and uttered the infamous line, "Two Caesars is one too many." Caesarion never left Egypt alive. Strong evidence also suggests that Caesarion was, indeed, the son of Julius Caesar. See more »

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Livia Drusilla: Excuse me...
Atia of the Julii: Yes?
Livia Drusilla: Oh, I don't mind really, but it is I who should go first. You will find if you consult the priests, the wife takes precedence.
Atia of the Julii: I don't give a fuck what the priests say. I'm not letting a vicious little trollop like you walk ahead of me!
[long pause]
Atia of the Julii: I go first.
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5 March 2016 | by (Deep South) – See all my reviews

The noblewomen preparing the walk out in procession for Octavian's triumph, Livia (little shrew that she is), makes a bunch of snide comments to Octavia about Atia not being there, as we know Atia is mourning (SPOILER ALERT) Antony's death and obviously doesn't want to sit and watch his dead body be paraded down the avenue in front of her as part of Octavian's Mr. Fancy Pants Parade. But at the last minute she shows up, and she steps to the head of the line of ladies. Livia tries to stop her, saying that TECHNICALLY she should go before Atia, as she is Octavian's wife. Atia, in one of the greatest speeches of the whole season, replies,

"I don't give a f*** what the priests say. I'm not letting a vicious little trollop like you walk ahead of me! I go first."

Livia claims that Atia has not been herself, being as condescending as she possibly can.

And then, Atia puts the little slut it her place, showing us why we love Atia:

"I know who you are. I can see you. You are swearing now that some day... some day you will destroy me... Remember, far better women than you have sworn to do the same. Go and look for them now."


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