Bribery, corruption, scandal and supporters of rival factions beating each other up in the street - politics Pompeian style.
The house is buzzing with political debate, but Lucia disagrees with Caecilius’ assessment of the candidates.
A chance encounter with a signwriter leads to an election slogan being “corrected” by Quintus! Will everyone agree?
Another “correction” and another fee for the signwriter. At least now everyone can agree on the final slogan!
In a scene straight out of Roman comedy, Grumio has a cunning plan to make money out of the forthcoming election – meet Lucius Spurius Pomponianus!
Grumio, with Clemens in tow, heads towards the crowd of bakers who are meeting near the amphitheatre.
It's showdown in the forum! Amid the political punch-up, there's a shock waiting for Grumio...
The conclusion of the story. Grumio and Clemens are back in the kitchen and Clemens reveals that he's managed to exploit the situation for his own gain!
Caecilius is in negotiations again, but this time he’s not arranging a business deal but a marriage. How will Lucia feel about this?