Quintus as he appears in Book 1.

Quintus Caecilius Iucundus is the son of Caecilius and Metella and brother of Lucia and Sextus. He is one of the main characters in the Cambridge Latin Course series. Considered by some to be surpassed by Clemens. He is the wealthy, learned and continues to have prosperous life after the events that transpire in Pompeii.


Quintus is first seen in the triclinium drinking. In Stage 2, when the merchant visits Caecilius, he greets Quintus in the atrium, along with all the other members of the family.

At the beginning of Stage 4, he asks Grumio, Caecilius, Pantagathus, SyphaxCeler, and an unnamed poet what they are doing. 

In Stage 6, he saves Grumio and Clemens from a dog. It is also revealed that a thief tried to steal Quintus as an infant, but Felix saved Quintus, and when Caecilius found out, he freed Felix.

In Stage 9, Quintus visits the baths with some of his friends on his birthday. He gets a disc, which he throws, accidentally smashing the nose off of a nearby statue. Later on, they dine at Caecilius's house, and Melissa sings. It is heavily insinuated that he has sexual relations with either an ancilla or one of the iuvenes at the celebration.

In the last stage of Book 1, Quintus is not in the house with Metella and Lucia when Mt. Vesuvius erupts, and he appears in the next book as one of Rufilla's relatives.

After the death of his entire family in Pompeii, Quintus took refuge in the nearby city of Naples. Here he was found by Clemens, who presented him with Caecilius' ring. Quintus manumits Clemens in turn. The ring allowed him access to his inherited wealth, which included several houses owned by his father. After selling these houses, Quintus uses some of the money to pay a fare to Athens, Greece.

In Greece, Quintus became more of an intellectual and actually learned how to debate. After an extended period in Athens, Quintus decided his life needed some adventure, so he and Clemens went to Alexandria.

In Alexandria, Quintus basically told Clemens that he had served him well and bought Clemens his store, helping him to get started. While in Alexandria, Quintus lived in the house of Barbillus. Barbillus was a friend of Caecilius who, out of respect for his old friend, allowed Quintus to stay in his house. Barbillus, saying that Quintus ought to have an Egyptian slave, gave Quintus an unnamed Egyptian boy as a gift.

Later in the story, Quintus decides to go visit Clemens, taking the slave boy with him. Despite the slave boy advising him of the dangers of a potential riot, Quintus, who might not have understood that the Egyptians are all rioting because of poor treatment by the Romans and Greeks, continues on. When the Egyptians are noticeably irritated, Quintus and the Egyptian slave enter the house of a craftsman whom Barbillus knows. However, this craftsman is a Greek, which results in the Egyptians breaking down their door. The slave boy dies in the riot, defending Quintus.

So Quintus continues his adventures in Alexandria and since our mans is a great hunter he goes out crocodile hunting with Barbillus and some other peeps. To make a long story short Barbillus gets mortally wounded and dies with Quintus beside him leaving Quintus WITH EVEN MORE LOSS. For real tho our boy Quintus just cant get a break! Before Barbillus dies though he tells Quintus a really sad story about how he also lost his family and basically sent Quintus on a quest to find his son Rufus who is in Brittania to tell him Barbillus forgives him and let him know everything that happened. Since Barbillus is a G he left a lot to Quintus in his will (one of his houses with bomb location) and in the case of Rufus' death basically everything.

So Quintus departs once again and arrives in Britannia. He runs into Rufilla in London who he's apparently related to and goes to live with her and her ratchet husband Salvias in their country estate.

Quintus is invited to a dinner party with Salvius at the palace of King Cogidubnus. Here Quintus saves Cog from a bear attack saving his life. The two become quite close and throughout the winter Quintus tells Cog stories ofhis life from Alexandria and who he is. Cog becomes yet another person in Quintus' life who he's probably going to loose. Basically once you say mi Quinte it's over sorry Quintus

Quintus enjoys activities like hunting. He is shown to have a quite amiable personality and doesn't have much trouble making friends. Quintus used to be really trash at debating but he has vastly improved over the course of the series.

Appearance Edit

Quintus is a young male, presumably a teenager as the book refers to him as, iuvenis, meaning, "young man." He is almost always seen in his signature short tunic and sandals. He is admired by many girls. Considered by historians to be a paragon of the licentious and libidinous archetypal F-boy in classical literature .

In the later books he is transitioned into a young man presumably in his twenties. Quintus is a cutie and we do nothing but stan here. Quintus is 10/10 a bean who deserves better. He is the original skinny legend and a total twink.


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