Hope Has Multiple Faces, 100 words story

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, Sarmizegetusa Regia Great Circular Sanctuary, a Sacred Area
Sarmizegetusa Regia Great Circular Sanctuary, a Sacred Area. Dacia, today Transylvania

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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8 Replies to “Hope Has Multiple Faces, 100 words story”

  1. I like that your story is so peaceful, everybody seems to settle down and move on… and then… Daizus, was lost to the evergreen woods, laying in waiting; the upraising bubbling. 🙂 Excellent!

    1. That’s exactly the unexpected turn that I enjoy in writing… and not only. You excel at it. It’s not the first time you leave me hungry for more. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Mark.
      Fascinating is great, I like that.
      Educational too, as long as it doesn’t become boring 😉

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