21. Study Questions Copy

She is biding her time, not taking any overt actions against her son but still wishing him ill.

She betroths him (against his will) to her daughter, Sassia, by Aulus Aurius Melinus. This will bind them together as family and will give him the expectation of an inheritance. It will also put him in her power.

He murdered two slaves in his household in order to steal some gold. He threw their bodies in a fishpond.

The chest had been cut open, and a saw, that was probably used to do this, was spotted at a local auction.

The saw was traced back to Strato and his crime was uncovered. He was thrown into prison.


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