2x10 De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)
First Aired: Mar. 25, 2007 on HBO
Summary: Following his naval defeat at Actium, Marc Antony returns to Egypt, where he and Cleopatra settle into a world of debauchery. Octavian tries to use Pullo as leverage to Vorenus to gain access to the palace, but Vorenus stays loyal to Antony. Finally, it is Cleopatra who dupes Antony,saving…
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Lucius Vorenus: Of course.
Mark Antony: Well, there are people who say no. And this is all there is.
Lucius Vorenus: Who says that?
Mark Antony: Learned men. Greeks, probably.
Lucius Vorenus: Greeks?
Mark Antony: Hm.
Lucius Vorenus: [leaning forward] Greeks talk a whole pile of nonsense.
Mark Antony: Fuck 'em.
Lucius Vorenus: Fuck 'em.
Atia of the Julii: Yes?
Livia Drusilla: Oh, I don't mind really, but it is I who should go first. You will find if you consult the priests, the wife takes precedence.
Atia of the Julii: I don't give a fuck what the priests say. I'm not letting a vicious little trollop like you walk ahead of me!
Atia of the Julii: I go first.
- Goof (plot holes): The action that takes place during "Rome" covers huge lengths of time, yet the characters do not age accordingly. For example, Season 2 begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC) and ends with Octavian's capture of Egypt (30 BC) a period of 14 years, and yet during the course of the season, no aging takes place among the characters (with the exception of an actor change for Octavian)...take particular note of the children of Lucius Vorenus, who are children in 44 BC, and by the end of the show have most certainly not aged 14 years (they are STILL children at the end). Keep in mind that in Roman times, an entire life span was only 40 or 50 years, so 14 years could represent more than a quarter of someone's life.
- Goof (factual errors): Caesarion was 17 years-old when Octavian seized control of Alexandria. Prior to Octavian's invasion, Caesarion was sent by Cleopatra out of Egypt to escape. However, Caesarion's guardians brought Caesarion back to Alexandria (possibly by promises made by Octavian) where Octavian had Caesarion murdered and uttered the infamous line, "Two Caesars is one too many." Caesarion never left Egypt alive. Strong evidence also suggests that Caesarion was, indeed, the son of Julius Caesar.