Eagle - A military ensign carried by each Roman regiment.
The Roman Republic - The form of government in Rome before Julius Caesar took power.
The Roman Empire - A military dictatorship that ruled over most of the civilized western world for centuries.
The Julio-Claudian Dynasty - A family of emperors that led Rome for roughly one hundred years.
The Roman Senate - The principle governing body of the Roman government.
Rome (The City) - The capital city of the Roman Empire.
Rome (The Civilization) - The historical setting for this novel.
Capri (The Island) - Where Tiberius lived for the last years of his life.
The Roman Religion - A polytheistic system that relies heavily on ritualistic sacrifice and divine augury.
Carthage - An ancient city in which Claudius witnesses his first real battle.
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