fangirl challenge ♠ [2/5] friendships:
M. Iunius Brutus + M. Tullius Cicero » rome
M. Junius Brutus in 2x01
rome 1.10 triumph
"You’re a thief - a foolish, incompetent thief. But you have served us well in the past so we will pretend your foolishness is a species of honesty and let you go unpunished. In fact, I think we should reward you. I do not like to quarrel with fortune and clearly she’s taken you for a pet."
…but with our hands
"The people who always get left out of history are the poor, the disadvantaged, the losers and women… women appear very little in the history books because men wrote the history books but women were very powerful in ancient Rome because the men were always away… in the late republic it was only women who really had the freedom to maneouver and change things. A great deal of the back room politics was done by women. " (x)