It is 125 A.D. You were minding your own business in the country of
. . .
. . . when you were captured by Roman cavalry, →
under suspicion of bringing grain
to a local raiding-party.
Because you knew neither Latin nor Greek, you couldn't defend yourself.
Luckily for you, no cruel master bought you, but you've been bought by . . .
. . . the most cosmopolitan man in the whole empire . . . Emperor Hadrian himself. ↘
You barely escaped being assigned to his personal gladiatorial school.
Instead, you'll be a domestic servant at his gargantuan villa
, 15 miles east of Rome.
You'll have to work your way up through the servile-ladder, learning the latin language & culture,
and demonstrating your proficiency, at a skill-level well enough to get paid, . . .
. . . until you can someday
buy your freedom.
In case you should run away, fill out your 'dog-tag,'
below, often worn by illiterate slaves:
← Click on the image to upload your own custom profile-image; but if you choose not to, then the program will assign to you a generic image.1
Fill in all orange-highlighted
I am a
How to Create a custom Latin name
(perhaps based on your English name)
- Click on this website: BehindTheName.com
- In the big searchbar, type in an English name, and press ENTER
- On the page that comes up...
Look along the right side of the screen,
and click "Show Family Tree."
- Press CTRL-F (to open the 'find'-bar), and search for the word "Latin".
If that gives zero results, search instead for the word "Greek."
(You may use any of the Greek or Latin forms.)
Boy-names will be blue,
girl-names pink, and
I belong to the Emperor Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli.
If I should run away, or if anything should
go wrong with my growth-&-progress, please notify:
(optional↑) (To login, this ↑ will be your username.)
to be admitted to my areas of the Villa Hadriana is . . .
(Enter a password:)
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1. Image Credits