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.
Did You Know?
According to history, Pompey's army had a critical weakness in that it had a large number of foreign mercenaries in it. These soldiers did not speak good Latin, and could not coordinate smoothly with the rest of the army in the heat of battle. See more
Brutus and Cicero are shown surrendering together to Caesar after the Battle of Pharsalus. In reality, only Brutus surrendered immediately after the battle, since Cicero wasn't even present at the battle. Cicero remained with Cato and other Pompeian loyalists until news of Pompey's defeat and subsequent murder reached them, causing Cicero to immediately judge that the war was lost. He refused the offer made to him by Cato of supreme command of their remaining army, enraging Pompey's son Cnaeus to the point where he almost killed Cicero before Cato intervened and stopped him. Cicero returned to Italy and surrendered to Mark Antony, but was told that only Caesar could officially pardon him. Cicero then met with Caesar as the general was leaving Brundisium, and he was instantly pardoned. See more
Gaius Julius Caesar
My poor boy.
Marcus Junius Brutus
I am sorry. I am so sorry.
Gaius Julius Caesar
Not at all. It is I who am sorry. I presented you with an impossible dilemma. You did only what you thought honourable.
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