Saturday, 4 June 2016
(i) Any man of his would have an impossible task trying to control the diverse population of Confluentes.
(ii) Confluentes has become important because, despite all of Bacca's efforts, it flourishes and grows, attracting industrious immigrants.
(iii) The new town should become a necessary bulwark.
(iv) Gratillonius remains loyal to Rome.
(v) He is insubordinate but not rebellious.
(vi) He has accomplished much in Ys and Confluentes and would even make a powerful Emperor - if he were rebellious.
(vii) He is a leader strong, able and honest.
(viii) Gratillonius should be the new tribune.
We have known this and have wondered why Bacca was so blind but he is not completely blind after all. This is realistic politics. We have seen a man vilified, then praised when he was in office.