Written on Mar, 22, 2017 by in ,

*** The office of Consul was one of the most ancient, but had become an expensive honor. Even so, every senator wanted it. The Consul sponsored games. He gave his name to the year. During imperial ceremonies, had the privilege of standing quite close to the eunuchs who surrounded Emperor Honorius. The Consul for the year was the patriarch of …

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Written on Mar, 14, 2017 by in ,

Chapter III The evening arrived along with another message. Eucher dismissed the tribune and tossed the newly delivered scroll to the couch. “Another order.” “Will you ignore this one, too?” asked Gallus. “What am I to do? Now that Arcadius is dead, the East is open for the taking, and Father wants it back. In this age of new wars …

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