Caesar's rapid advance on Rome prompts Pompey to order a tactical retreat, which compels citizens to choose sides; Atia sends Timon to do her dirty work; Vorenus is puzzled by the lack of resistance on a scouting mission.
original airdate--September 11,2005
Time frame--Jan. 10 – Feb. 30, 49 BC
Setting--Rome and Italia
Trivia--The Latin writings on Atia's door read "Atia loves everyone", "Atia sucks (unreadable name)" and "Atia the lustful".
Goof--Octavia is asked for some poetry, and quotes the lines starting "Easy it is to descend into hell ...", a famous passage from Vergil's Aeneid. At this point Julius Caesar is still alive (therefore 44 BC at the latest). In fact the Aeneid was written at the end of Vergil's life, 30 to 19 BC, when Augustus (Octavian) was emperor.