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.
Did You Know?
When Pullo is trying to make conversation with Vorenus, he says that his own father was an Ubian, "...probably." This means Pullo is illegitimate, of unknown parentage. See more
The warriors that colored their skin blue were from Great Britain, not Spain. The first known author to mention this Brittonic custom was none other than Julius Caesar in his "Commentaries on the Gallic War". See more
Lucius Vorenus! You have a brain! Or so the tribune's say...
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