Visitors and People of Samarnum:

Emyn, the Death Speaker

Isminos, her father, whom she calls A’er or Ater

Nonicos, her oldest brother

Esmios, her older brother

Aumios, her son

Iomat, the village healer and midwife

Almer, a friend of Emyn’s brother Esmios

Hentios, his father and the village drunk

Micco, his younger brother

Cesua, Emyn’s best friend

Sinia, her younger sister

Sonios, their father who brews ale

Lausos, a local farmer and shepherd

Ludula, a girl who married young

Volio, the village headman

Tulia, his niece

Bodocnos, a visiting druid

Rialos, his student

Coath or Cothuacos, a student, son of a Carnute chieftain

Morodag, a student, son of the Bellovaci king, Motirix

Ferdiath, a visiting druid from Ireland

Nanto, a visiting druid

Omullos, a druid of Virmandum skilled at healing


Men met while traveling:

Adio, a charioteer and outlaw allied with Diviciacos

Tarugos, a Bellovaci trainer of warriors

Tiacos, an elderly druid of the Carnutes


Men and women near Gundori’s island:

Gundori, the self-proclaimed king

Vinnia, a wealthy widow and niece of Gundori

Darsa, her cook

Gorio, a child slave

Haebro, keeper of an alehouse

Laurina, the widow of a fisherman

Oleda, her child

Lorsus, a merchant

Suttia, innkeeper and gossip


Residents and Visitors of Venetona:

Vlidorix, the Veneti king

Iotros, a visiting warrior from Bellovaci lands

Nanto, the chief druid of the Veneti, now very old

Nerrus, an innkeeper

Satto, a warrior and friend of Rialos

Teuto, a merchant and shipowner


Historical characters mentioned or present (in alphabetical order):

Ariovistus, a king of the Suebi and other Germanic tribes who allied with some Celtic tribes, fought with others, and challenged Caesar.

Julius Caesar, the general and statesman who took control of the Roman republic and turned it into an empire. He spent years conducting wars against the Celtic tribes of Gaul and wrote about that in a book still studied today: Conquest of Gaul.

Marcus Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome and a general who suppressed the slave revolt. He was a political ally of Caesar

Publius Crassus, his son who served under Caesar in Gaul

Diviciacos, a leader of the Aeduan tribe, favored by Caesar

Dumnorix, a leader of the Aeduan tribe and brother of Diviciacos

Orgetorix, king of the Helveti tribe and father-in-law to Dumnorix

Spartacus, a leader of Rome’s largest slave revolt