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** WordOfGod confirmed that this series will only have one book and the chapters that air after the hiatus will be the final ones. One group believes the story should've span another book because they want to see the Roman Republic's fall and the Empire's rise. Another group doesn't mind the story being a standalone because of the ForegoneConclusion of love interests Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony's fates, as they're both real historical figures. They also think there won't be any story left to tell once Caesar has been dealt with and Arin's family is reunited.

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** WordOfGod confirmed that this series will only have one book and the chapters that air after the hiatus will be the final ones. One group believes the story should've span another book because they want to see the Roman Republic's fall and the Empire's rise. Another group doesn't mind the story being a standalone because of the ForegoneConclusion of love interests Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony's fates, as they're both real historical figures. They also think there won't be any there's no story left to tell once Caesar has been dealt with and Arin's family is reunited.


** For people who despise Marc Antony, there is something rather satisfying about being able to finally turn the tables on him and humiliate him in the final chapter. And by humiliate we mean manipulate him into letting himself be tied securely to an altar, stripped almost entirely naked in anticipation of having sex with Arin... at which point she puts her clothes back on, laughs in his face and leaves (to take part in Caesar's assassination, no less) while he shouts and struggles to free himself.

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** For people who despise Marc Antony, there is something rather satisfying about being able to finally turn the tables on him and humiliate him in the final chapter. And by humiliate we mean manipulate him into letting himself be tied securely to an altar, stripped almost entirely naked in anticipation of having sex with Arin... at which point she puts her clothes back on, laughs in his face and leaves (to take part in Caesar's assassination, no less) while he shouts and struggles to free himself. People who haven't romanced him at all get to beat him unconscious.


** For people who despise Marc Antony, there is something rather satisfying about being able to finally turn the tables on him and humiliate him. And by humiliate we mean manipulate him into allowing himself to be tied securely to an altar, stripped almost entirely naked in anticipation of having sex with Arin... at which point she puts her clothes back on, laughs in his face and leaves while he shouts and struggles to free himself.

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** For people who despise Marc Antony, there is something rather satisfying about being able to finally turn the tables on him and humiliate him. him in the final chapter. And by humiliate we mean manipulate him into allowing letting himself to be tied securely to an altar, stripped almost entirely naked in anticipation of having sex with Arin... at which point she puts her clothes back on, laughs in his face and leaves (to take part in Caesar's assassination, no less) while he shouts and struggles to free himself.

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** For people who despise Marc Antony, there is something rather satisfying about being able to finally turn the tables on him and humiliate him. And by humiliate we mean manipulate him into allowing himself to be tied securely to an altar, stripped almost entirely naked in anticipation of having sex with Arin... at which point she puts her clothes back on, laughs in his face and leaves while he shouts and struggles to free himself.


* EnsembleDarkHorse: Arin's parents Victus and Delphinia are considered more likable than their own daughter due to the former's acceptance of who Arin pursues and the latter's resilience towards Iuna Pythia and story arc as a priestess rallying her flock to Isis's worship.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Arin's parents Victus and Delphinia are considered more likable than their own daughter due to the former's acceptance of who Arin pursues as well as his story arc as a gladiator, and the latter's resilience towards Iuna Pythia and story arc as a priestess rallying her flock to Isis's worship.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the penultimate chapter, Xanthe is sent to an unknown patron in Sicily against her will, which is heavily compared to sex trafficking because of Xanthe's profession as a courtesan.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the penultimate chapter, Xanthe is sent to an unknown patron in Sicily against her will, which is heavily compared to sex trafficking because of Xanthe's profession as a courtesan. Exacerbating matters is the narrative's depiction of the scene as a good thing.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the penultimate chapter, Xanthe is sent to an unknown patron in Sicily against her will, which is heavily compared to sex trafficking because of Xanthe's profession as a courtesan.


** Perhaps the biggest one is in Chapter 16, when players can choose to kill Legate Aquila in revenge for enslaving Arin and her family. Doubly so for players pursuing [[spoiler:his wife]] Sabina, whom Aquila abused.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Arin's parents Victus and Delphinia are considered more likable than their own daughter due to the former's story arc as a gladiator and the latter's resilience towards Iuna Pythia and story arc as a priestess rallying her flock to Isis's worship.

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** Perhaps the biggest one is in Chapter 16, when players can choose to kill Legate Aquila in revenge for enslaving Arin and her family. Doubly so for players pursuing [[spoiler:his wife]] his wife Sabina, whom Aquila abused.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Arin's parents Victus and Delphinia are considered more likable than their own daughter due to the former's story arc as a gladiator acceptance of who Arin pursues and the latter's resilience towards Iuna Pythia and story arc as a priestess rallying her flock to Isis's worship.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: According to [[https://lizzybeth1986.tumblr.com/post/181086672707/note-this-is-an-essay-that-came-out-of-reading this post]], Xanthe could've been a memorable, fleshed out character in her own right as a "regular citizen" who goes on about her work in the midst of a turbulent political climate and refuses to accept change because of the harsh challenges ahead. In doing so, she would scoff at Arin's fears and Lena seemingly falling prey to conspiracy theories, which would've provided the perspective of someone trying to go on in their daily life.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: According to [[https://lizzybeth1986.tumblr.com/post/181086672707/note-this-is-an-essay-that-came-out-of-reading this post]], Xanthe could've been a memorable, fleshed out character in her own right as a "regular citizen" who goes on about her work in the midst of a turbulent political climate and refuses to accept change because of the harsh challenges ahead. In doing so, she would scoff at Arin's fears and Lena seemingly falling prey to conspiracy theories, which would've provided the perspective of someone trying to go on in their daily life. Players are angry that she was shipped away to Sicily as a means to write her out while giving her no premium scene that explores her character.



* TheWoobie: Sabina. Her husband [[spoiler:Aquila]] was an abusive man who forbade her from venturing out of the house whenever he was in Rome. She couldnít even visit her relatives except for a few kin.

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* TheWoobie: Sabina. Her husband [[spoiler:Aquila]] Aquila was an abusive man who forbade her from venturing out of the house whenever he was in Rome. She couldnít even visit her relatives except for a few kin.


** Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements [[note]]while the universes of the realistic and fantasy stories have crossed over on occasion, this is the only individual story not to fall firmly on one side or the other[[/note]].

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** Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements [[note]]while the universes of the realistic and fantasy stories have crossed over on occasion, this is as yet the only individual story not to fall firmly on one side or the other[[/note]].


** There are some detractors who nitpick every historical inaccuracy (even more so compared to ''VisualNovel/DesireAndDecorum''), while others accept that it's historical fiction and not everything will be 100% accurate. Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements [[note]]while the universes of the realistic and fantasy stories have crossed over on occasion, this is the only individual story not to fall firmly on one side or the other[[/note]].

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** There are some detractors who nitpick every historical inaccuracy (even more so compared to ''VisualNovel/DesireAndDecorum''), while others accept that it's historical fiction and not everything will be 100% accurate. accurate.
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Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements [[note]]while the universes of the realistic and fantasy stories have crossed over on occasion, this is the only individual story not to fall firmly on one side or the other[[/note]].


** There are some detractors who nitpick every historical inaccuracy (even more so compared to ''VisualNovel/DesireAndDecorum''), while others accept that it's historical fiction and not everything will be 100% accurate. Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements (a first for any ''Choices'' story).

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** There are some detractors who nitpick every historical inaccuracy (even more so compared to ''VisualNovel/DesireAndDecorum''), while others accept that it's historical fiction and not everything will be 100% accurate. Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements (a first for any ''Choices'' story).[[note]]while the universes of the realistic and fantasy stories have crossed over on occasion, this is the only individual story not to fall firmly on one side or the other[[/note]].


** There are some detractors who nitpick every historical inaccuracy (even more so compared to ''VisualNovel/DesireAndDecorum''), while others accept that it's historical fiction and not everything will be 100% accurate. Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories.

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** There are some detractors who nitpick every historical inaccuracy (even more so compared to ''VisualNovel/DesireAndDecorum''), while others accept that it's historical fiction and not everything will be 100% accurate. Some consider it hypocritical to call this story unrealistic given that various other stories have introduced elements such as Time Travel, Superheroes, Supernatural Entities, Robots, Vampires, Aliens, Superpowers, and Magick. Others have pointed out that stories presented as grounded in realism have consistently remained so throughout the stories.stories, while this one notably straddles the line between realism and fantastical elements (a first for any ''Choices'' story).


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: According to [[https://lizzybeth1986.tumblr.com/post/181086672707/note-this-is-an-essay-that-came-out-of-reading this post]], Xanthe could've been a memorable, fleshed out character in her own right as a "regular citizen" who goes on about her work in the midst of a turbulent political climate and refuses to accept change because of the harsh challenges ahead. In doing so, she would scoff at Arin's fears and Lena's seemingly falling prey to conspiracy theories, which would've provided the perspective of someone trying to go on in their daily life.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: According to [[https://lizzybeth1986.tumblr.com/post/181086672707/note-this-is-an-essay-that-came-out-of-reading this post]], Xanthe could've been a memorable, fleshed out character in her own right as a "regular citizen" who goes on about her work in the midst of a turbulent political climate and refuses to accept change because of the harsh challenges ahead. In doing so, she would scoff at Arin's fears and Lena's Lena seemingly falling prey to conspiracy theories, which would've provided the perspective of someone trying to go on in their daily life.


** Marc Antony. While some people like him and consider him a complex love interest, another group considers him an enemy due to his affiliation to Julius Caesar, the series' big bad. He gained more detractors when he got mad at Arin when Xanthe reveals that she is conspiring with Cassius. Many find his anger unjustified given that he already knew that she hates Caesar. They also pointed out that his anger at her mind games is hypocritical given that he plays several mind games with her. He gained more detractors yet again when he revealed that he wants to give Arin to Caesar to keep him loyal to Rome. Many view this action as Marc giving Arin to Caesar as a sex slave.

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** Marc Antony. While some Some people like him and consider him a for his complex love interest, another characterization, pragmatic view on Roman politics, and cunning methods to get ahead in a cutthroat political climate. Another group considers him an enemy due to his affiliation to Julius Caesar, the series' big bad. He gained more detractors when he got mad bad, and a hypocrite for taking offense at Arin when Xanthe reveals that she is conspiring with Cassius. Many find his anger unjustified given that he already knew that she hates Caesar. They also pointed out that his anger at her playing mind games is hypocritical given that at him while he plays several has played mind games with her. He gained more detractors yet again when he revealed that he wants to give Arin to Caesar to keep him loyal to Rome. Many view this action her as Marc giving Arin to Caesar as a sex slave.well.



** Delphinia became this after the events of Chapter 13. While some enjoy the choice to either banish, imprison, or kill Iuna Pythia and view her as a hero, others view Delphinia as a zealot who has essentially brainwashed dozens of people into joining her cult within the temple.

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** Delphinia became this after the events of Chapter 13. While some enjoy the choice to either banish, imprison, or kill Iuna Pythia and view hail her as a hero, GoodShepherd in contrast to Iuna Pythia, others view Delphinia her as a zealot who has essentially brainwashed dozens of people into joining her cult within the temple.



** The story is either viewed as a great historical adventure or an extremely boring "diamond mine" that focuses too much on romance despite the original premise revolving around Arin's revenge plot.
** WordOfGod confirmed that this series will only have one book and the chapters that air after the hiatus will be the final ones. One group believes that the story is being rushed and that thereís more of the story to tell. Another group doesn't mind the story being a standalone because of the ForegoneConclusion of love interests Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony's fates, as they're both real historical figures instead of fictional ones. They also think there won't be any story left to tell once Caesar has been dealt with and Arin's family is completely reunited. A third group thinks the story is boring and the love interests unappealing.

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** The story is either viewed as a great historical adventure full of political intrigue or an extremely a boring "diamond mine" that focuses too much on romance despite instead of the original premise revolving around Arin's revenge plot.
** WordOfGod confirmed that this series will only have one book and the chapters that air after the hiatus will be the final ones. One group believes that the story is being rushed should've span another book because they want to see the Roman Republic's fall and that thereís more of the story to tell. Empire's rise. Another group doesn't mind the story being a standalone because of the ForegoneConclusion of love interests Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony's fates, as they're both real historical figures instead of fictional ones. figures. They also think there won't be any story left to tell once Caesar has been dealt with and Arin's family is completely reunited. A third group thinks the story is boring and the love interests unappealing.reunited.



** Perhaps the biggest one is in Chapter 16, when players can choose to kill Legate Aquila in revenge for enslaving Arin and her family. Doubly so for players pursuing [[spoiler:his wife]] Sabina, whom Aquila abused.



* SeasonalRot: While several people believe that the story started out interesting, many believe that the recent chapters are dull and boring, with a heavy focus on romance instead of the original revenge plot.
* TheScrappy:
** Many fans who adopt the monkey in Chapter 6 live to regret it, as his antics quickly become annoying instead of amusing.
** Xanthe. On one hand, there are people who feel they are forced to demonize her and wish that she will become an ally or love interest. On the other hand, several people dislike her and view her as nothing more than an annoying, petty girl who is determined to cause trouble, such as snooping through Arinís personal belongings and following her late at night. She became a scrappy when she revealed to Marc Antony that Arin has been plotting with Cassius to work against Caesar, simply because she was jealous that Arin had been requested over her again.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: There are players who have commented that Xanthe could've had depth in her that explains her rivalry with Arin and a bit of softness beneath her prickly exterior, and both would've made her a memorable character in her own right.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Xanthe to some players. On one hand, she's a hardworking courtesan jealous of Arin for getting all the best patrons to herself. On the other hand, she continues acting prickly towards Arin and shows no remorse for her actions. The breaking point was when she told Marc Antony that Arin had been conspiring with Cassius to work against Caesar just to get Antony's attention.

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* SeasonalRot: While several people believe that the story started out interesting, many believe that the recent The middle chapters are dull and boring, with a heavy considered weaker because they put more focus on romance instead of the original revenge plot.
* TheScrappy:
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TheScrappy: Many fans who adopt the monkey in Chapter 6 live to regret it, as his antics quickly become annoying instead of amusing.
** Xanthe. On one hand, there are people who feel they are forced to demonize her and wish that she will become an ally or love interest. On the other hand, several people dislike her and view her as nothing more than an annoying, petty girl who is determined to cause trouble, such as snooping through Arinís personal belongings and following her late at night. She became a scrappy when she revealed to Marc Antony that Arin has been plotting with Cassius to work against Caesar, simply because she was jealous that Arin had been requested over her again.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: There are players who have commented that According to [[https://lizzybeth1986.tumblr.com/post/181086672707/note-this-is-an-essay-that-came-out-of-reading this post]], Xanthe could've had depth in her that explains her rivalry with Arin and been a bit of softness beneath her prickly exterior, and both would've made her a memorable memorable, fleshed out character in her own right.
right as a "regular citizen" who goes on about her work in the midst of a turbulent political climate and refuses to accept change because of the harsh challenges ahead. In doing so, she would scoff at Arin's fears and Lena's seemingly falling prey to conspiracy theories, which would've provided the perspective of someone trying to go on in their daily life.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Xanthe to some players. On one hand, she's a hardworking courtesan jealous of Arin for getting all the best patrons to herself. On the other hand, she continues acting prickly towards Arin and shows no remorse for her actions, making it hard for players to stomach her actions. The breaking point was when she told Marc Antony that Arin had been conspiring with Cassius to work against Caesar just to get Antony's attention.


** WordOfGod confirmed that this series will only have one book and the chapters that air after the hiatus will be the final ones. One group believes that the story is being rushed and that thereís more of the story to tell. Another group doesn't mind the story being a standalone because of the ForegoneConclusion of love interests Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony's fates, as they're both real historical figures instead of fictional ones. A third group thinks the story is boring and the love interests unappealing.

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** WordOfGod confirmed that this series will only have one book and the chapters that air after the hiatus will be the final ones. One group believes that the story is being rushed and that thereís more of the story to tell. Another group doesn't mind the story being a standalone because of the ForegoneConclusion of love interests Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony's fates, as they're both real historical figures instead of fictional ones. They also think there won't be any story left to tell once Caesar has been dealt with and Arin's family is completely reunited. A third group thinks the story is boring and the love interests unappealing.

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