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@benjamin-barker removed their quoted postYou, kind Sir, are a true historian.
@benjamin-barker removed their quoted post"As a boy, Severus hated the Romans. He was involved with local freedom fighters, taking part in daring raids of sabotage against the Empire. But frustrated by this small-time rebellion and its petty violence, the keen-witted Severus embarked on a journey to Rome, taking him to the heart of the power that he despised.
Being such a chess fan I used a bit of dramatic license - Seveurs had a keen military mind that would have appreciated chess and he most certainly would have played "Latrones" (Ludus Latrunculorum) which is similar to "Go" (Fangqi).
@benjamin-barker saidMost likely, the book arrived and is on place two in the to be read stack 😉
I've had one paperback sale in Germany - was that you?