Act III, Scene 7
Rome. A public place.
- Enter two Roman Senators and Tribunes.
First Senator1 - 10
- This is the tenor of the Emperor’s writ:
- That since the common men are now in action
- ’Gainst the Pannonians and Dalmatians,
- And that the legions now in Gallia are
- Full weak to undertake our wars against
- The fall’n-off Britains, that we do incite
- The gentry to this business. He creates
- Lucius proconsul; and to you the tribunes,
- For this immediate levy, he commands
- His absolute commission. Long live Caesar!
- Is Lucius general of the forces?
- Remaining now in Gallia?
First Senator14 - 18
- With those legions
- Which I have spoke of, whereunto your levy
- Must be supplyant. The words of your commission
- Will tie you to the numbers and the time
- Of their dispatch.
- We will discharge our duty.