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Warning: this is a long, self-indulgent post of rambling birdshit about writing. And starlings.
Both Trajan (Marcus) and Hadrian (Publius) were possibly born and raised on the Iberian peninsula (Spain & Portugal). In fact, Trajan is often considered the first “non-Italian” Roman emperor.
A half hour of research on ancient Roman bridles for one fricking line of dialogue. *bangs head on desk* Gaius, Allerix, and Max.
at the upcoming tavern scene. Warning for boorish veterans. Raw and unedited and subject to change, as always. 😀
artist’s drawing of the Roman city and fort of Singidunum Singidunum (modern Belgrade, Serbia) was the site of the main military camp of the Lucky Flavian IV Legion.
The first scene from draft Chapter 6 has been posted to LiveJournal and Archive of Our Own. This scene features Gaius and Tacitus at the Tabularium. If you wish to learn a bit more about this famous Roman historian, here is the wikipedia page for Tacitus. I hope to post the second scene from this chapter soon.…
I’m continuing my research on gladiatorial combats for this brief but important scene featuring Gaius, Marcia, and the rest of the imperial family as they attend spectacles in the great Flavian Amphitheater in honor of Lucius Petronius.