Authors: D. L. Johnstone
Furies by D.L.Johnstone
© D.L.Johnstone 2012, All Rights Reserved
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Map Design: Ryan Mason
Author Photo: Martin Cho
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Proof Editor: Karen Gold
: December 2012
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Table of Contents
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I shall not speak in riddles anymore.
Be witness that I smell out swiftly
The tracks of evil that have long been done.
There is a choir that never leaves this roof,
Unmusical, in concert, unholy.
And it has grown drunken and overbold
On human blood, it riots through this house,
Unriddable blood-cousins, the Furies.
Aescylus - The Oresteia - 458 BC
Luculla Titiana – Aculeo’s wife
Atellus – Aculeo and Titiana’s son
Sekhet – Egyptian healer/funerary attendant
Merchants & Bankers
Vibius Herrenius Corvinus – Aculeo’s business partner (deceased)
Marcellus Gurculio – Roman moneylender
Iovinus – Middleman for Corvinus and the moneylenders
Marcus Augendus Gellius – Aculeo’s friend
Trogus – Gellius’ partner
Bitucus – associate of Aculeo
Gaius Durio Pesach – friend of Iovinus, enslaved to a fullery
Lucius Albius Ralla
– prominent banker in Alexandria
Posidippus of Cos – another middleman for Corvinus
Marcellus Flavianus – Roman investor
Hetairai & Pornes
Neaera – porne at the Blue Bird, lover of Iovinus
Myrrhine – hetaira, friend of Calisto