Pompey gambles by going on the offensive and engaging an outnumbered Caesar in Greece; rough waters strand Vorenus and Pullo in the Adriatic Sea; and Atia sends her daughter on another errand to Servilia's.
original airdate--October 09,2005 rating: 2.43 million
music--theme music composed by Jeff Beal
Time frame--Summer of 48 BC (battle of Pharsalus on August 9) through September 28, 48 BC
Setting--Greece (Pharsalus), Rome, and Ptolemaic Egypt
Trivia--Most historians agree that if Pompey had held back and let Caesar's army starve, Imperial Rome would never have appeared.