Today is the first of January, 153 B.C. It is the first time that the Romans are celebrating the festival of the New Year! Romans celebrated special occasions like these with a public holiday and a play being performed.
Many Pompeians rush to the theater. No one works today. A play is due to start soon!!
Many Pompeians are sitting in the theater. The wait expectantly for Actius. Medusa is hungry. But they still wait... Many moons past....
Many days, and many nights past. Yet they still wait. Where is Actius??
Let's get this over with.
There he is!!
Hello, citizens of Pompeii! I am the great Actius. I was keeping you waiting because I was writing my script! Anyways, I couldn't be bothered. Watch the tightrope walker so I can run away and get paid!!
Everyone rushes outside of the theater and watch the magnificent act that they could see. A small slave balancing on a tightrope. Sensational!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a tightrope walker!
However, Actius is not angry. He to is lost in thought. So he just runs home and ignores everyone.
Bye, bye! Wow, that went so well!!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's someone who is awful at tightrope walking!