This is bona stock, but it's all skin and bone, eh? The business of motivating men to fight is a tricky matter, Posca. Unless Gaius Julius Caesar immediately lays down his command, disbands his legions and returns to Rome for trial, this sacred assembly will declare him a public enemy of the Senate and People of Rome! There will be more when l sell the slaves. In this British historical drama, the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire, which changed world history through civil war and wars of conquest, is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families. A benefice you favor your mother, eh? Session was not formally ended, correct? Surely a plebian like yourself would like to see some changes made. None of the good men have run. Or perhaps you like it? This is a last ditch attempt to frighten us into making concessions, while he still has the semblance of an army.
By the five furies, if l were not a genteel woman, l would have you flayed and hung from a bracket at the door! When will he wake up? But first, take the boy back to Atia. Took the head off the first man that came at me. All good citizens are bound to do him harm if they are able. We are all dead men any way. You are to be very good to them, Mother. Would you adjourn to the courtyard? Your grandson-- the son of your daughter. We are all men of substance.
Greet your father properly as you've been taught to do. We should just put it totally out of our minds. They say that he wishes to march on Rome and make himself king. When l return, we will talk. Caesar will not have to accept or refuse the terms, because Mark Antony will immediately use Tribune's Veto. There was a great many of them, ma'am. He may depend on you, l trust.
But then, what is your purpose? But in all these years l fought with him, he never took a woman. Him who starts trouble will be on a cross at nightfall. Not at all, l adore it. Caesar's old friend and mentor, Pompey Magnus, attempts to foment mutiny in order to maintain the balance of power. Couple weeks of easy living, and these puppies will sell like duck hearts. Formally, it is the same session, so you may yet exercise your veto on the motion.
Caesar, what have you done? Assure your good people that the dowry will be appropriate. The cleaner brothels are in the Suburra, next to the Venereal Temple. My home is behind the street of the cloth dyers, if you-- Go with fortune, sir. The nobles say that Caesar is a war criminal. You have what you wanted, Cato.
You'll recoup feed and storage double. Every day, the girls asking, ''When is Papa coming home? What if she's been letting other men between her legs? When are you a man? Caesar has many more legions than the 1 3th. How can l be pleased? Unless l get the full backing of the Senate tomorrow, l and all my legions will sail for Spain and leave you gentlemen to your own defenses. Mark Antony must not be harmed or hindered in any way. Do come and visit us again. True, he may very well try.
Get the girls indoors and stay indoors until you know it's safe. A Tribune of the plebs assaulted on the steps of the Senate House! Run and hide Run and hide The 1 3th are coming And your men are all dead! Octavia, my honey, look alive at least. No more than an hour, sir. Nothing a good leeching won't cure. He sits alone in Ravenna with one mutinous skeleton of a legion and he dares to dictate terms to me?! We are not fit for your presence. His mother's family are well-found in Ostia for many generations, and his father is a successful drover.
What, a porcine object like you? My dear Atia, a pleasure. Those Graces don't like you, l think. Too few people can be bothered to do things the proper, all-Roman way. The Senate will hear Metullus Scipio. They have declared that l am a criminal.