The Biography of Genuflex

My name is Genuflex. I am Macedonian by birth and a slave by happenstance. As a doorkeeper for Senex Caecilius, I was treated well by his family and served his household with pride until my emancipation. When he purchased a home on Thera in the Cyclades, he engaged a young woman named Eudora, who later became my wife. We celebrated a traditional Greek wedding there during the Prometheia, and Senex gave us the oikidion as a wedding present. It had previously belonged to Eudora's parents, so in a way, she was moving back home. We now have a daughter named Melissa, and we love her dearly. We plan an extended visit with Senex and Véronique at his mother's farm in Tusculum to celebrate several birthdays and the Saturnalia.

more to come

I am proud of a heritage that includes countrymen whose exploits are still celebrated in verse, for example this double-dactyl on Philip of Macedon.

For additional information on Macedonia, you can consult these references:

  • A research project at the University of South Dakota focuses on the geography, native population, conquest, economy, and other aspects of the Provinciae Imperii Romani.
  • A web site entitled History of Macedonia contains a thorough review that includes the prehistory, origin, language, and culture of the ancient Macedonians.
  • An entry at Encarta® Online for "Macedonia" gives a brief account of that historic region and provides links to related topics: Achaean League, Philip II, and Alexander the Great.

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