Category: Stilicho’s Son

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 22

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction In the end, I avoided Proba’s bed. I wondered for a time whether it was the wisest choice or even the most interesting one. Nevertheless,…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 21

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction I stayed on at Tibur, sharing dinner again with Proba the following evening and then contracting a malady that caused my eyes to burn. It…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 20

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction I arrived for dinner to find myself the only guest. When I asked about Pelagius, Proba explained that he and Celestius had been requested to…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 19

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction The day following my dinner with Proba and Paulinus, I prepared to return to Rome. I realized I wouldn’t have much more time before my…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 18

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction The sheer number and clarity of his words overwhelmed me, but silence took hold of me more from thoughts of Porphyry, a philosopher who, along…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 17

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction After spending several days with the Caecinae that summer, I rode to Hippo, a smaller African city near Carthage, where Bishop Augustine agreed to meet…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 16

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction “When a man hears of another who sleeps on stone, he should beat himself with lead,” announced Celestius loudly. “When a man’s vowed celibacy, the…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 15

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction Bishop Paulinus finished, looking to Proba for her response. When she smiled, his face lit up. The famous bishop had been reading his poetry as…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 14

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction My first day in Africa that summer had been at the house of my uncle in Carthage, Bathanar, commander of the African Legions and married…

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Stilicho’s Son – Episode 13

Copyright © 2015 Teresa Wymore. All Rights Reserved. Historical fiction Proba arrived escorting a retinue. Her green mantle billowed around her shoulders, and the saffron linen of her dress clung to her small frame. Gallus…