Galba’s Men – A Collection of Tasty, tipbits.

galbas menjpAs everybody who is in Galba’s Men appeared in Palatine, here is a taster of some of the journeys various characters will be undertaking in Galba’s Men.
For some there will be adventure, for some tragedy, for some joy and for others despair.

Epaphroditus:
Though he’d enjoyed his break spending time with his family he was starting to get just a little bored. An Otho scheme was always worth hearing, if only for the sheer level of preposterousness it invariably held.

Alex:
The world is neatly divided between those who can make an amusing anecdote out of being chased out of the Temple of the Great Mother by a dozen Syrian eunuchs armed with costume jewellery, and those who prefer to bury the story in red-faced humiliation. Alex fell firmly into this second camp, hurrying back to the palace thoroughly ashamed as the Galli priests stood in the temple doorway bouncing up and down and yelling at him in their strange native tongues.

Mina:
They reached the far end of the scrum, Mina jumping to her feet and looking back at the pandemonium she had somehow got through.
“Bloody Juno!”

Sporus:
It was possibly the most energetic act he had ever committed. His arms burned from the effort and his feet scrabbled and scraped on the bricks but the thought of freedom from those whirling nutters gave him the necessary spur.

Philo:
Philo was thus a man on the edge, a precipice of an edge which he expected to plunge off at any moment.

Statilia:
“May I say how attractive you look tonight?” came a melodious voice.
Its owner was not a handsome man; he was bulky with bowed legs yet he was rewarding her with the most charming smile. Statilia felt almost giggly under his appraising eyes.

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Palatine 2015A very nice review of Palatine from a lovely lady who totally gets it.
She understands that ‘my’ Nero has no great malice, he is just a man who can do whatever he likes: so he does.
He’s also not terribly bright.

http://thedeathofcarthage.com/1390/book-review-palatine-by-l-j-trafford/