|Such an honour, the Great Pericles
himself has chosen to visit us. He's dyed his hair blonde!!
I haven't been out of the house for weeks. It's not the plague that
keeps us women inside ... we're just not allowed out very often by our husbands. We can go
to weddings and funerals and to some of the religious festivals. Poliphus lets me visit
Appolina next door one a month if he's in a good mood. He wouldn't even let me watch the
games last year as the athletes didn't wear any clothes!
I've prepared our finest food for Pericles ... olives,
grapes and figs. I hope he likes the goat's milk cheese. Like us, he doesn't eat meat ...
we save that for the sacrifices in the temple.
I wonder why Pericles has come? Why is he
sneezing so much?