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  1. "Didn't we depose the kings because we didn't like them?" Gaius ground his teeth together. That was a completely different thing, altogether, and Lucius knew it. He was just trying to rile Gaius up, and it was working, dammit. He supposed it was good practise for when he eventually had a teenaged son to deal with. The end of the year... Lucius really would be pushing it if he didn't start his cursus before then but in the interests of fairness, and because he truly didn't want to alienate him any further, Gaius nodded and acquiesced. "All right, the end of the year." Failing that, he would see whether any of his clients would be willing to adopt Lucius, if he truly didn't want to do what was expected of him as a patrician. As even an equite, he might find something more to his liking, though Gaius couldn't see him even as a merchant - even that seemed too far removed for Lucius' tastes. Of course, there was always the possibility that Lucius would find a sense of responsibility somewhere and astonish them all. He could only pray to Jupiter that he would. A trip to the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus suddenly seemed in order... @Chevi
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  2. She grinned and he loved it. With her appearance, the crowd would see a mad grin, but all he saw was joy as the fight began. She bounced back after he pushed her away from him and then she brought up her swords to meet his. Steel collided with steel and the sound of it filled the arena. Alexius smirked as she hissed and stuck out her tongue at him. A moment later, she came at him again and while he jumped towards the side the moment he knew what she’d do, she managed to slash his arm. Alexius growled, looking at her, “I’ll make you regret that.” He said, coming towards her now, hiding behind the shield until the last moment, where he lifted it up above him, pointing his gladius towards her with a forceful strike. He wasn’t sure how she was positioned, as he’d been hiding behind the shield, so he didn’t know where he was aiming. He just knew he had to get back at her and show the crowd that Lexus still had it in him. He didn’t care so much about their bets… this fight wasn’t about life or death, it was about entertainment. And he attempted to give it. @Chevi@Sara @Liv @Sharpie
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  3. Marcus was really curious about why a good-looking guy like Lucius would refuse to follow the course of honor. He was of the same class as Marcus, was he not? Then why choose less than luxury, when you could have it? Better ranks in the course of honor usually meant wealth and Marcus was determined to have that again. Of course, Lucius had probably not lost his, so he didn't need it so badly. Still though... and then he said he did not really refuse, he just never got around to start. That was even more strange! Marcus looked at him, as the other casually sipped his wine and explained the situation. "The family's ambition or the family ambition?" Marcus asked curiously, "I'm sorry, I'm just not sure I understand... everyone else here are so eager to please each other and lick each other's..." Balls, but he stopped himself before it could pass between his lips, "I'm just curious about why you're not like that. I'm sure I'll get somewhere, no matter what. My father was famous. I will be too someday. No matter what shenanigans my brother is up to." And with that, he had some more of his own wine, while wondering what Lucius was all about. What drove him to be like he was? Why? Did he yearn to be different for some reason? @Chevi
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  4. Decimus would have pressed further if he were overly curious of the man's background, but in truth it was hardly something that he needed to know. In his own experience he'd found that many people, especially those from the provinces, had no interest in discussing their past. One could hardly be surprised when this was the case as picking up everything and moving to a land completely foreign to one's own was hardly a decision made lightly. Even with the financial incentives and political opportunities that waited for one in Roma the prospect of actually moving there would be daunting for anyone; god's knew it had been for him. "Well there's this Thessalian back in camp that usually doesn't nick you up too badly if you stay still.", he'd say, doing his best to limit his movements as Marcus set about snip-snaping away at his hair. He spoke with levity, though he'd never thought that Attikos had done a particularly bad job on him. He could only count one time that he'd been cut and that was probably because he'd moved in an unexpected way. Nevertheless, this was indeed a new experience for the veteran. "But no, you'd be the first. I don't know if it's much of an honor, but you have it." @Atrice
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  5. To say she was a bit of a mystery was an understatement. She carried that bag with her everywhere but didn’t use the items inside it very often. In general she used it with their domus head slave Linus as he was helping her with her writing. When she returned, she produced the tablet and scratched out the message. “You can write - can you read?" Could she read? That was a hard question to answer. While she understood the letters and had learned language by listening to the people around her, writing was easier as she was explaining thoughts that were in her head already. When it came to reading, it was other people’s ideas and context was an issue. In general, if the reading was simple she could do it but if it was more complex ideas she required someone to help her out/explain it. With the ability to write at least now she could ask for more clarification, ask questions. “I write to talk, working on reading still- if simple it is easier” Probably her biggest challenge was that she couldn’t sound it out and it took a lot of energy to sound it out in her head. Claudus spoke up to explain further. “Her former master had a body slave he was educating, and he had Tacita included in those lessons to give her a method of communication beyond gesturing. She generally uses the gestures for quick conversation. For reading, it depends on the complexity.” @Sharpie
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  6. "Sounds you have a lot to teach her, whether it's philosophy or not." Perhaps, but whether she wanted to be taught was a different matter. The mistress was quick-witted, an actually quite interesting intellectual sparring partner, but a marble statue would have been easier to shift from its position. "There's a lot she... could be taught, yes," Antheia said after a while, trusting he was quick enough to pick up her meaning. Felix didn't seem at all fazed by her inquiry into his literacy, answering candidly. "I'm not exactly a scholar, though. Greek or otherwise." She smiled. "No, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy reading. What do you like? Poetry? Oratory? Philosophy?" She paused, looking at her lap and then at his face for encouragement before deciding whether to confess this or not. She smiled slightly bashfully. "As for me, I'm not just a philosopha. I wouldn't say I'm any good at it, not really, but I... well, I can find my way around a cithara, and I used to play Sappho for my old Domina." @Chevi
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  7. "Quite a number of families were affected by the civil war," Gaius said. He was not about to embarrass the girl by saying that yes actually they had been quite badly impacted by it as they had lost their father. "Someone needs to take it seriously," he said to Lucius, and as his brother definitely wasn't going to do so, that only left Gaius. "Well, I'm grateful for your support even if you can't vote for me," he said to Ovinia. "And no, we have a sister, but she is married and with her husband elsewhere. I am sorry you won't be able to meet her today." @Chevi @Sara
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  8. Anywhere secure... no, not really, unless she wanted to trust it to a banker - but that was out of reach of even Imperial slaves, mostly, who couldn't often get out of the Domus Augustorum. "Mistress Claudia could look after it for you, or everyone's got their own hiding spot, there'll be one around here somewhere." This was not Volusa's sleeping space, she didn't know where the former occupant had kept their peculium. "Is everything to your liking?" she asked, although realistically there was no much that she could change if it wasn't. "And - if you have any questions, I'll do my best to answer them." It was always best to have an idea about things before you got dropped in the deep end, after all, and Volusa herself hadn't really had much chance to find things out first. @locutus-sum
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