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
Octavia is shown playing with a caged cockatiel. These birds are native to Australia. It is unlikely that the Romans had any sort trade directly or through intermediaries with that continent. See more
Cheer up. We live.
We do, we live.
And where there's life, there's hope.
I'm afraid if we've done anything, my old friend, we've disproved that proverb.
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