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Marcellus

Marcellus is a young Roman Tribune and the son of a Roman Senator. As the story opens, he admits to his sister that he had attended a banquet for a high Roman official who would one day likely become emperor, and that he had laughed at the fact that the official was snoring while an ode to him was being read. Marcellus' laughter costs him dearly and the official immediately arranges for Marcellus to be sent to Minoa - the assignment obviously a punishment. Marcellus knows that the discipline in Minoa is very lax and resolves to immediately make an impact. He does so, demanding - and receiving - order among the soldiers. His demands are willingly met the moment he shows that he cares for his men by making an injured soldier comfortable.

That same kind of caring is evident in many of Marcellus' dealings and actions...

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