Micaelis Horatius Malleolus gestures thankfully to Decius Loreius Ancus and Aquila Decimus Cato
Thank you, friends. This is indeed our first step towards greatness, but let us not forget the many fathers, mothers, wives, children, brothers and sisters that now say goodbye to their loved ones for the last time. Let us not forget that although we may be victorious, there will still be victims of war in Rome and elsewhere. I therefore lay forward my opinion to raise the taxes, not only to give Our Honorable Consul Lvcivs Avrelivs Lepidvs the financial means to conquer Pyrrhus, but also to compensate for what lives may be taken by Greek soldiers. When our brave soldiers march out, leaving home behind, it is because that in the door, wavering goodbye, stands an equally brave woman!