Caesar has collected an invincible army.
Two perfectly brave consuls are present with their forces. The various and
considerable reinforcements of Lucius Plancus, consul elect, are not wanting.
The contest is for the safety of Decimus Brutus. One furious gladiator, with a
band of most infamous robbers, is waging war against his country, against our
household gods, against our altars and our hearths, against four consuls. Shall
we yield to him? Shall we listen to the conditions which he proposes? Shall we
believe it possible for peace to be made with him?