Category: Stilicho’s Son

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 12

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction I told Arsace to enjoy the baths as long as he wished and gave command of the staff to Segetius. The Minister gave Arsace authority,…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 11

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction “You didn’t run away. Did you think I’d reward you?”  Gallus sat stiffly on a couch, staring at the floor at my father’s palace. I…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 10

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction I woke slowly and turned to the sound of moaning. A girl was riding Theodore. He lay on his back. She rocked on top of…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 9

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction I went to relieve myself in the garden. Afterward, I wandered awhile among patches of cheery colors that reminded me of my uncle’s villa in…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 8

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction I was pleased to share the third couch at the Consul’s grouping. I lay on blue cushions directly across from him, with two men to…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 7

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction We left Rome by horse and arrived at Ostia as the sun was falling into the sea. Ostia had once been Rome’s primary harbor. Oxen…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 6

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction After the show, I took Gallus to Father’s palace, a sprawling mansion south of the Flaminian Circus. What was a crime for a citizen and…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 5

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction Other slaves in plain wool suddenly emerged into the arena as if they had peeled from the walls. They proceeded to gather the corpses of…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 4

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction When I arrived at the Flavian amphitheater, my assistants left for their seats at the top of the arena. My bodyguard set my chairs on…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 3

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction Arsace left me before we reached the Pantheon. He was a Christian and feared temples as if the sacrificial smoke might pollute him. Since he…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 2

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction “Rome stinks,” complained Arsace as he waddled a few steps and tried to fan the smell away with his hand. I moved aside to avoid…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 1

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved.Historical fiction Another letter was waiting for me when I arrived at my family’s mansion in Rome. I didn’t need to read it to know my father was…

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Stilicho’s Son – Prologue

Historical fiction | The Fifth Century AD Romans in the fifth century would remember the splitting of the empire into East and West and the unprecedented rise of the barbarian Stilicho. They would remember the…