Cast of Thousands Hundreds Dozens

(Which one are you?)

click pictures to see each character’s first appearance

Felix
Felix
Ex-soldier. Part-time hero. Occasional accountant.
Mus
Mus
Best friend.
Iusta
Iusta
Young heiress. Very willful.
Spendusa
Spendusa
Kitchen servant. Very willing.
Damon
Damon
Prodigal son. Misplaced somewhere between Judaea and Alexandria.
Seianti
Seianti
Iusta’s best friend. Etruscan. Don’t you forget it.
Calatoria Themis
Calatoria Themis
Stepmother to Iusta. Force to be reckoned with.
also Mus
This is also Mus
I have an extra icon. He has bed hair.
Menander
Menander
Devoted servant.
Venus
Venus
A mighty goddess.
Titus
Titus
The Emperor’s son.
Helvius
Helvius
Doctor and professional teacher of rhetoric.
Vitalis
Petronia Vitalis
Tavern-keeper. Formerly. Iusta’s mother.
Petronius Stephanus
Petronius Stephanus
Landlord, formerly. Iusta’s father.
Domitian
Domitian
The Emperor’s other son.
Caius
Caius
Bookkeeper and amateur philosopher.
Elisa
Elisa
Mus’s little sister.
Josephus
Josephus
Fish-pickle dealer. Mus’s father.

Mus’s mother &
baby brother

The baby is named Jochanan Phineas, aka Squinchy-face.
Telesphorus
Telesphorus
General overseer for the Petronius household.
Aster
Aster
Mus’s littler sister.
Speudon
Speudon
Calatoria’s cousin. In debt. A lot of debt.
Cynthia
Cynthia
Calatoria’s personal maid. Spendusa’s sister.
Lolla
Lolla
Damon’s mother. Not technically Felix’s wife.
Bookkeepers
Legio X
The Emperor’s accountants.
Miriamne
Miriamne
Tavern-keeper. Formerly in the employ of Petronia Vitalis.
Glauki
Glauki
Seianti’s personal maid. Not a very good chaperone.
Ati Nacna
Ati Nacna
Seianti’s old auntie. Sayer of sooths, but only in Etruscan.
Vibius
Vibius
One of the Blues. A cool cat. Has many wives, apparently.
Talicus
Talicus
Thug for hire. Probably a liar.
M Nonius Balbus
Nonius
Statues of his family decorate half the town. Richest man around, and boss of the Blues.
Nonia
Nonia
Wife of Nonius. Takes on people as projects.
the Midwife
The midwife
Efficient.
Soshanet Sosia
Soshanet
(Sosia)

The midwife’s apprentice
Iphis
Iphis
Servant in Pompeii. Long-haired Hippie freak. On a mission.
Sweetums
Sweetums
An average bear. Oh, no, wait, that’s Titus again.


Antonius
Mr. Antonius
Pater
Antonia
Mrs. Antonius
Mater