ANAITIS from Tomis,or RHOLIPOR. Daughter of a Greek father and a Dacian mother. Litterata serva of Rholes, the wealthy ferrarius of Melita Insula, with whom she has ordinary cold, distant, but obedient, polite serva-dominus relation. Wise, hardworking young lady, skilled in gardening, reading, writing, reciting. Librarius of the bibliotheca Melitae. Silent most of the time, too silent - some people say - ,shy. Modest (sleeping in the horse's stable).Likes helping the others, starting with her own kyrios.
Born in Dacia, Leuke was captured by Roman legionaries two years ago, in a raid North of the river Danube. Her father and brothers were killed in battle. She doesn't know of her mother and sisters' fate.
She was brought by the legions to Roma and sold as a slave in the market. Bought by a wealthy patrician, then sold to a greek widow named Arachne Demonia.
Auriana is daughter of Aristomenes the Messinian and half sister of Arachne (Arachne Demonia).
Auriana is greek by her father but has roman blood from her mother. Auriana's mother died in second childbirth when Auriana was three years old. Then Auriana's father came back to Greece where he married the woman who was to become Arachne's mother.
He started as quaestor, he was elected praetor for the province of Achaea. He was supposed to maintain peace and order but ended in plundering the countryside and sacking for his own profit several temples and holy places. It was the rumors of his plundering and atrocities committed on the local population, that earned him the nickname Hybrida. Years later, he was removed from the Senate and stripped out of senatorial rank by the censors. In spite of his bad reputation, however, he was elected tribune again, and now almost retired he is appointed praetor in Melita in order to maintain peace and order again.