Let’s see how Hope Has Multiple Faces, 100 words story, for each one of the plebeians, the free inhabitants of the (once) vast Roman Empire., after we saw the results on the Roman Empire of Greed, the Roman Kind.
Hope Has Multiple Faces
Life under Roman ruling offered another face to each new civitates.
To Rescuturme, a brave Dac soldier’s widow, it meant marriage to a Roman colonist, new traditions, and peace, finally.
For Comosicus, village priest, a new worship service, sung in Latin.
For Zoutulas, recruited to serve in Egypt, the hope of an adventurous life joining an eternally winning army.
For Agripina, who birthed seven to see two into adulthood, a winter alone. Her youngest, Dadas, had turned, ripping the rewards of a now flourishing wine-trade. Her eldest, Daizus, was lost to the evergreen woods, laying in waiting; the upraising bubbling.
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Hope Has Multiple Faces, 100 words story – notes
Civitas, plural Civitates, citizenship in ancient Rome.
The plebeians, also called plebs, were, in ancient Rome, the general body of free Roman citizens who were not patricians.
Rescuturme is a Dacian name that translates to ‘brilliant splendor’
Comosicus was a Dacian High Priest and King who lived in the 1st century BC
Zoutula, together with other Dacian names, were recorded in Egyptian ostraca (shards of pottery) after the Roman conquest has recruited many Dac soldiers who were later stationed in East Egypt. Perhaps the ostracon was the very first military dog-tag.
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