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Authors: D. L. Johnstone

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Furies by D.L.Johnstone

© D.L.Johnstone 2012, All Rights Reserved


Cover Design: Jeoren Ten Berge


Map Design: Ryan Mason

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Author Photo: Martin Cho


eBook formatting: Linda Boulanger


Proof Editor: Karen Gold


Electronic Edition
: December 2012


AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a work of fiction. Excluding historical figures, any names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events or locales is entirely coincidental. Given that it’s set in 36 CE, that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.


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Table of Contents




Glossary of Terms

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chalk Valley Excerpt

About the Author



To see an enlarged copy of the Alexandria AD Aegyptum 36 CE map and other background information on FURIES, please visit D.L. Johnstone’s blog at:


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



Dramatis Personae


Decimus Tarquitius


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

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