Let’s head “apud Salvium” (into Salvius’ house) where preparations are under way for the imminent arrival of a special guest who’s travelled a long way…
Rufilla has invited a relative to stay but has not yet found time to let Salvius know. Besides, she has other things to worry about, such as the state of the guest bedroom!
The whole household is put to work, and poor Volubilis has been ordered to make some particularly stinky fish sauce as a special treat for Rufilla’s guest.
Salvius’ study has been ransacked, but there are no thieves here!
This special guest’s visit has thrown the whole house into chaos. Now finally he is here, and it turns out that we have met him before…
Bronze, silver and gold. Keeping up appearances - Salvius-style!
An innkeper describes the sack of London by British tribes.