The defeated Cato and Scipio fall back on the African city of Utica after the Battle of Thapsus where they decide to end it all. Caesar, after two years of fighting in Greece and Egypt, returns to Rome and receives a hero's welcome. Meanwhile, Servilia's cold rage against the Julii clan makes Brutus's submission to Caesar even more painful. Octavian returns home from military school and Caesar, impressed with his nephew's incisive political acumen, appoints him a pontiff despite his youth. Having opened and operated a profitable butcher shop, Niobe and Lyde get the reluctant Vorenus and Pullo to join the trade, but Vorenus again crosses paths with the thug Erastes, now the crime lord of the Aventine. Learning of Caesar's secret "affliction," Servilia persuades her lover Octavia to cajole her brother into revealing more, but she only learns Niobe's secret instead. Servilia motivates Octavia to try again by other means, with dreadful consequences for both sister and brother. Pullo's ...
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Caesar's choice of Vorenus as a magistrate actually makes sense. Having served in the legion as a prefect, Vorenus has experience as an administrator. The transition to civil service would not be difficult. See more
The elephant shown in the aftermath of the Battle of Thapsus in North Africa is an Indian elephant. However, during antiquity Indian elephants were traded to the Mediterranean area and were used together with local North African elephants (now extinct). Indian elephants were welcomed because North African elephants were smaller and scarce. See more
Parentalia begins on the Ides. Temples will be shut and no weddings celebrated. Public festivals shall be at the fifth hour on the circus. Wine to be provided by the Capitoline Fraternity, and cakes by the Guild of Millers. The Guild of Millers uses only the finest grains. True Roman bread for true Romans.
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