Ad Alpēs/Explanatory Note

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The Alps
Photograph by R. S. Rogers
alpēs
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EXPLANATORY NOTE

The party journeying from Ephesus to Brundisium, and thence to northern Italy, is headed by a certain Publius Cornelius, a Roman official stationed for some time in Asia Minor, but on the death of Hadrian (138 a.d.) recalled to Rome, not knowing to what field of activity he is to be assigned under the new emperor, Antoninus Pius. Other members of the party are:

Drusilla, wife of Cornelius
Publius, eldest son, aged sixteen
Sextus, younger son, aged twelve
Cornelia, daughter, aged ten
Lucius, infant son
Onesimus, a slave of mature years, steward and business manager
Stasimus, a young and pampered slave, who has recently joined the family in Asia Minor
Anna, a maid from Palestine, special attendant upon Lucius
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quō modō viātōrēs ex asiā in Ītaliam et ad alpēs iter fēcērunt
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