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?
While having a chat riding looking for the stolen eagle, Vorenus says he's from Mutina (now Modena, in Emilia-Romagna Italian Region), Pullo says he's (probably) from Ubii tribe, a German one living near actual Cologne (Köln in German, now the biggest city of North Rhine-Westphalia). See more
Historically, Brutus would have been the same age as Atia and Mark Antony but he is portrayed as being much younger. See more
Neither we aristocrats alone nor you and your soldiers alone can crush Caesar.
I do not say that you wish to crush Caesar, I only say that if you did wish it, you could not do it alone.
I have no need of you noble gentlemen. I have only to stamp my feet, and legions will spring up all over Italy. I can squash Caesar like an insect, if I wished it so. I do not wish it.
[Pompey starts to walk away, but Cato grabs him
Renounce him, Pompey! Renounce Caesar! Ally yourself with us, and ...
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