Cambridge Latin Course
Narrative: Scope and Sequence

Unit 3
STAGE DATE A.D. SETTING CHARACTERS
INTRODUCED
STORY LINE CULTURAL
BACKGROUND
21 Early Spring, 83 Britain: Cogidubnus' palace, and Aquae Sulis (Bath) Lucius Marcius Memor (haruspex, and director of shrine at Aquae Sulis), Cephalus (his freedman) Cogidubnus wonders whether to go to Aquae Sulis. Salvius advises him to make his will. Salvius orders Memor to kill Cogidubnus; Cephalus suggests poison, but Memor orders himto administer it. Aquae Sulis and its Baths
22 Spring, 83 Britain: Aquae Sulis (Bath) Modestus and Strythio (Roman soldiers), Latro (local innkeeper), Vilbia and Rubria (Latro's daughters), Bulbus (Vilbia's lover), Gutta (Bulbus' friend) Modestus buys Vilbia's affections and alienates her from Bulbus. Gutta dressed as a woman distracts Modestus so tha tBulbus can shove him into the Sacred Spring. Vilbia hears Modestus reject her, is reunited with Bulbus. Magic and Curses
23 Spring, 83 Britain: Aquae Sulis (Bath) Cephalus offers Cogidubnus poisoned drink; Quintus recognizes the Egyptian poison cup; Dumnorix forces Cephalus to drink it; he dies. Letter warns king of Emperor Domitian's poison plot; Cogidubnus tries to dismiss Memor, but is placed by Salvius under house arrest. Roman Religion
STAGE DATE A.D. SETTING CHARACTERS
INTRODUCED
STORY LINE CULTURAL BACKGROUND
24 Spring, 83 Britain: various locales Gnaeus Julius Agricola (governor of Britain) Comic interlude when bridge collapses under tubby Modestus. Salvius orders all chieftains of Regnenses arrested. Dumnorix asks help from Quintus; they gallop northward to Agricola, who outranks Salvius. Salvius sends Belimicus with 200 horsemen to arrest Quintus and Dumnorix, also sends incriminating letter to Agricola. Dumnorix is killed in fight with horsemen; Quintus is wounded, but escapes. Travel and Communication
25 Spring, 83 Britain: legionary fortreess at Deva (Chester) Valerius (centurion), Vercobrix (son of Deceanglian chieftain) Vercobrix is put into military prison for spying. Modestus and Strythio are sent to guard him, but because of their greed and inefficiency, he escapes. Modestus and Strythio flee to avoid punishment. The Legionary Soldier
STAGE DATE A.D. SETTING CHARACTERS
INTRODUCED
STORY LINE CULTURAL BACKGROUND
26 Spring, 83 Britain: legionary fortreess at Deva (Chester) Gaius Julius Silanus (commander of Second Legion) Agricola visits camp, is welcomed by soldiers. Salvius and Belimicus arrive to paint lurid picture of Cogidubnus' supposed rebellion. Quintus, in rags but a Roman citizen, interrupts, proclaiming Cogidubnus' innocence, and collapses. Agricola sends his military tribune, Rufus, to question Quintus. Rufus truns out to be Barbillus' missing son, for whom Quintus has been searching. Quintus gives Rufus Barbillus' letter shich establishes Quintus' good faith. Agricola orders Salvius to apologize to Cogidubnus, but Salvius explains that Emperor wants tribute from province, not victories over tribes in north. Messenger brings news of Cogidubnus' death. Agricola, Governor of Britain
27 Spring, 83 Britain: legionary fortress at Deva (Chester) Aulus and Publicus (friends of Moestus and Strythio), Nigrina (dancing girl) Modestus and Strythio have been hiding under granary for 6 days. Boredom forces Modestus to send Strythio out for food, wine, dice, friends, and girls. Vercobrix and small band of men come to burn Roman grain supply, aare inadvertently surprised by Modestus, whose tunic catches fire in struggle an dshouts arouse whole camp. Valerius rewards him by putting him in charge of jail! The Legionary Fortress
STAGE DATE A.D. SETTING CHARACTERS
INTRODUCED
STORY LINE CULTURAL BACKGROUND
28 Spring, 83 Palace of King Cogidubnus By his own forgery of Cogidubnus' will, Salvius becomes heir to Cogidubnus, since Dumnorix is dead Romans have abolished the Regnensian kingship. Belimicus, jealous, tries to unite surviving the chieftains in conspiracy.Salvius finds out, lures Belimicus to palace with promise of reward at great banquet. Belimicus dies from poisoning. Chieftains decide to play it safe under Romans. Interpreting the Evidence: Our Knowledge of Roman Britain
29 Switchback: September, 81 Rome: Arch of Titus, Mamertine prison Emperor Domitian, Haterius (contractor), Glitus (Haterius' foreman), Simon (a Jewish captive boy); references to Emperor Titus, Eleazar (Jewish rebel leader), Lucius Flavius Silva (commander of Tenth Legion at Masada) Haterius, the contractor for Arch, and his patron, Salvius, urge workmen on. Meanwhile, in prison, a Jewish mother tells her children how Silva conquered Masada. Eleazar persuaded Jews to commit suicide, but she and her mother escaped with the children. Next day, at the dedication of the Arch, Simon murders his relatives and commits suicide in emulation of his father, to die rather than be a slave to the Romans The Roman Forumi
STAGE DATE A.D. SETTING CHARACTERS
INTRODUCED
STORY LINE CULTURAL BACKGROUND
30 Switchback: (Cont.): September, 81 Rome: Subura, Haterius' house on the Esquiline hill, and worksite Vitellia (Haterius' wife) Haterius feels betrayed because Salvius promised him an influential priesthood; Vitellia suggests scheme: Haterius takes Salvius up in the crane to show him the city and impress him. Salvius is terrified, but, instead of a priesthood sunningly offers to Haterius, for a large sum, a parcel of land for a prestigious tomb. (The Emperor had given Salvius the land.) Roman Builders
31 Switchback (Cont.): Autumn, 82 Rome: Subura, Haterius' house on the Esquiline hill Euphorsyne (Greek philosopher recommended to Haterius), Haterius' praeco, Quintus Haterius Chrysogonus (freedman of Hateius, Living in Greece), Eryllus (Haterius' arbiter elegantiae) Euphrosyne watches in astonishment the ritual of salutatio at Haterius' house. Arrogant praeco refuses her admittance, but she stoically endures his rudeness The City of Rome, Patronage
32 Switchback (Cont.): Autumn, 82 Rome: Haterius' house on the Esquiline hill Titus Falvius Sabinus (consul), client-visitors, and Haterius' dinner guests: Apollonius, Lucius Baebius Crispus (senator), Rabirius Maximus (architect) Euphorsyne is finally admitted, after Eryllus wonders why she has not arrived from Athens. She is to provide entertainment at banquet, but her lecture on Stoic philosophy does not go down well with drunken Romans. Roman Society; Astrology, Philosophy, and Other Beliefs
STAGE DATE A.D. SETTING CHARACTERS
INTRODUCED
STORY LINE CULTURAL BACKGROUND
33 83 Rome: Haterius' house on the Esquiline hill, Emperor's palace on the Palatine hill Tychicus (fanatical Christian), Paris (famous pantomime), Myropnous (pipe-playing dward and Paris' accompanist),Epaphroditus (Domitian's freedman), Empress Domitia Augusta, Olmpus (slave of Domitia) Paris' performance at Haterius and Vitellia's house is interrupted by Tychicus, proclaiming Christ and the Day of Judgment. Paris gives a private performance for Empress Domitia, but they are interrupted by arrival of Epaphroditus and his soldiers. Paris escapes. Christianity, Entertainment
34 83 Rome: Haterius' house on the Esquiline hill Chione (slavegirl of Domitia) Epaphroditus and Salvius (who has come back from Britain) lay a plan to entrap the lovers Domitia and Paris. Through false messages, Domitia and Paris are ambushed alone together in Haterius' house. Myropnous tries to save them by setting a diversionary fire, but Paris dies in a fall from the roof, and Domitia gives herself away by embracing his body. Salvius is promised consulship by Emperor for his part inthe plot, but Myropnous vows revenge. Domitia is exiled Freedmen
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