Rejected by Vorenus and Eirene and racked by guilt for the killing of Eirene's fiancé out of a jealous rage, Pullo has sunk to working as an assassin for the gangster Erastes. When Pullo gets arrested for killing one of Caesar's popular opponents, he condemns himself by refusing to name who hired him, despite Octavian's attempts to defend him. Meanwhile, Vorenus finds his new official duties as magistrate tedious, especially when he gets caught between Caesar and the demands made by veterans' spokesman Mascias. Niobe revels in the prestige of Vorenus's office until Caesar invites the Voreni to a symposium at Atia's house. Despite Servilia's surreptitious propaganda depicting Brutus as a tyrant-killer, and the urgings of Cassius and his own doubts, Brutus resists turning against Caesar. Antony makes his move to win back Atia. On the point of death in a gladiator arena, Pullo finds a new reason to live that yet again puts Vorenus in a tight spot. Also, Caesar makes a move that compels ...
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The backstory of the final gladiator was that he was a German, who was previously undefeated. See more
Though the series is known for its historical accuracy, trough it several weapons are shown out of time, such as Roman shields from later periods, daggers from much previous times, Roman swords with modern fittings, and even at some point a Chinese sword from the 19th century. See more
The people will not accept a tyrant's death unless a Brutus holds the knife.
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Written by Jeff Beal See more