Rome: Season 2, Episode 4

Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (4 Feb. 2007)

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Having learned that Vorenus' children are alive, Pullo sets off to find him in Gaul where he is again a serving soldier in Mark Antony's army. He had hoped to arrive before Octavian and ... See full summary »

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Having learned that Vorenus' children are alive, Pullo sets off to find him in Gaul where he is again a serving soldier in Mark Antony's army. He had hoped to arrive before Octavian and Antony's armies meet in battle. Too late however, he is forced to find what is left of Antony's army in the mountains. He finds Vorenus alive and well, if somewhat battle worn, and they set off to find the children. The victorious Octavian plans his return to Rome. In Western Turkey, Brutus and Cassius amass their own army, now 9 Legions strong. In Rome, Servilia's attempt to kill Atia fails and Atia has her kidnapped tortured beyond what even her henchman Timon can stand. Written by garykmcd

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[after being told how many of Antony's army is dead]
Posca: Eight thousand!
Mark Antony: Oh do cheer up; you're still alive, aren't you?
Posca: I do hope so. If this is the afterlife is it extremely disappointing!
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went too far this time
5 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Historically, this is one of the best series ever done. Acting, scenery, costumes, look and feel very accurate. Of course I expect them to stretch and tweak the facts. This so far has been acceptable. Until this episode that is. It's the slavery thing. First of all it was illegal to enslave Roman citizens at all. Illegal. Secondly, if somehow Veranus's children were illegally enslaved, they would not have ended up in a quarry. They were educated, spoke good Latin, healthy and attractive. Worth far more than the poor wretches who ended up in the mines. And why was there a brothel in a quarry? The whole thing made no sense, either historically or logically. In general I really like the series, just this episode galled me a bit too much.


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