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This first Stage introduces us to the members of the Pompeian family that we'll be following throughout Book I. Caecilius, a banker, is the head of the household; Metella is his wife; and Quintus is their son. Meet other members of the family in the story "Cerberus", and then discover more about their lives and their home in the websites listed below.

The Stories

Cerberus Page 6

Caecilius may be the head of the household, but it's Cerberus, the greedy guard-dog, that's the star of this story. Will he be 'top dog', or will he be in the dog-house?