As Emperor Nero plays, secretary Epaphroditus wrestles with the stationery budget and Praetorian Prefect Sabinus embroils himself in epic treachery.
68 AD and for once, Rome is peaceful.
Whilst Emperor Nero plays with his new water organ and a cross dressing eunuch, his wily secretary Epaphroditus manages the governance issues. However, times are changing.
Praetorian Prefect Nymphidius Sabinus, a man so straight he'd make a decent spirit level, is disgusted by the moral degeneracy of Nero’s court. Motivated by the traditional Roman values of valour and nobility and with a stack of ‘mother’ issues to rival Nero’s, Sabinus is determined to remove the Emperor from a throne he does not deserve.
Will Epaphroditus uncover Sabinus’ insidious plotting in time?
Can he save Nero’s throne?
And more importantly, can he organise an elegant Imperial dinner party that doesn’t descend into orgyism?
Dedicated students of history will conclude; probably not.
But come along for the ride as Sabinus unwittingly unleashes the Year of the Four Emperors!