A Tale of Rome, in the time of Marcus Aurelius…very few major historical characters will appear here. This story concerns itself with the back streets of Rome; the artisans, the growers and the makers; where hucksters and tricksters rubs shoulders with priests and philosophers.  The Encyclopedia of the Novel describes it as a ‘playfully comic’ depiction of Ancient Rome. So don’t worry too much about any historical inaccuracies you may find!