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?
Just before the guard opens Pullo's cell, he is kneeling and offering to sacrifice to the Roman god of doors to get out. However, he neglects to make an offering to the god of hinges. See more
There are two scenes where Roman women appear naked. In both scenes the actors are sporting bikini waxes. In ancient Rome, women either kept all their body hair or removed it completely. See more
[At Lucius Vorenus entering the tent
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