The Eagle of the Ninth - Chapter 5 Saturnalia Games Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Saturnalia Games Summary

Marcus has never met his Uncle Aquila, although the man wrote in the past to vaguely invite Marcus to spend his leave on the farm in Calleva. His uncle is a retired Legionnaire, a former camp commandant. By late fall, Marcus has joined the household. The doctor tells Marcus to be patient and that his injuries will heal. Uncle Aquila assures Marcus that he can remain as long as he likes, but Marcus is impatient to be moving about. For Marcus, the endless boredom is relieved only when news arrives from the Second Legion. Marcus is surprised to learn that he has been awarded a gold military bracelet for heroism. It is inscribed Pia Fidelis and carries the Capricorn insignia of the Second. Marcus is even more pleased to learn that the Fourth Gaulish cohort has been awarded a gilded laurel wreath for...

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