As they try to reach Caesar in Greece, the shipwrecked Vorenus and Pullo confront an unexpected dilemma. Back in Rome, Atia again sends Octavia to beg protection from Servilia, who complies readily to encourage her growing friendship with Octavia. As they prepare their counterattack against Caesar, Pompey's Republicans begin to squabble over both the anticipated spoils and the method of finishing Caesar off. Niobe's sister Lyde comes back to see her and comforts her over Vorenus's disappearance. Badly outnumbered, Caesar and Antony make their stand at Pharsalus. On his arrival in Egypt, Pompey is greeted by a Roman veteran.
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Most historians agree that if Pompey had held back and let Caesar's army starve, Imperial Rome would never have appeared. See more
Caesar is shown coldly ignoring Cicero after he and Brutus surrendered to him after the Battle of Pharsalus. In reality, Caesar and Cicero had a strong mutual respect for each other and corresponded via letters for years, even when Caesar was fighting in Gaul. When Cicero surrendered to Caesar he was given a warm welcome, instantly pardoned and urged to go back to Rome to continue playing a part in Senatorial life. Contrary to how the series depicts the scene, Caesar was actually very happy to have Cicero back on his side. Before Cicero fled Italy and joined Pompey's forces, Caesar had even repeatedly asked him to stay in Italy and remain on his side, since he respected and valued Cicero's counsel so much. See more
[after Brutus announces that he plans to go with Cicero
Without the force of your name, the cause of the Re...
Marcus Junius Brutus
Do not! Do not talk to me of the Republic! If I had known what wretched company and rotten food I would endure, if I had known what an old fool is Pompey, I would never have left Rome...!
[He realizes Pompey is standing behind him
Marcus Junius Brutus
Forgive my anger. I'm not myself.
Think nothing of it. I merit your disappointment.
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Written by Jeff Beal See more