Caetvs Marinvs Leonicvs

Caetvs Marinvs Leonicvs
Legionary of the 10th Legion Fretensis

Meum nomen est Caetvs Marinvs Leonicvs

Name: Caetvs Marinvs Leonicvs
Rank: Miles Gregarivs
Origin: Messana – Sicilia, Italia

Though being Sicilian by birth, Caetvs hails from an ancient Britannic family of the Catvvellavni tribe. His father, Avdoti, was amongst the Britannic followers of the mighty Caesar who soon distinguished himself in battle. Having been granted Roman citizenship in recognition of his service, Avdoti was adopted into the Marini gens and given the name by which is more commonly known in the Latin speaking world: Avlvs Marinvs, known as Catvvellanvs. It was after being granted citizenship and settled in Messana in the province of Sicilia that Avlvs fathered Caetvs.

Caetvs’ childhood had not been much, working odd jobs for various masters and widely regarded as a stranger’s son – in fact often looked down upon. This instilled a fighting spirit in Caetvs which was soon put to good use when he enlisted with the newly created 10th Legion. It was also during his childhood that he learned to sew, a skill which quickly came to good use in the legion. He is well known for his brews, especially his posca of which it is alleged that his centvrio is very fond of. However, it is his unfailing courage and fighting spirit that got the attention of most, if not all his companions in the legion. Never the type to shy away from a fight, Caetvs is always to be found in the thick of it and unfortunately sometimes, for the wrong reasons too. Although he is a burly type and displaying all hallmark Roman traits of unbridled lewdness and bloodthirst, Caetvs can sometimes be a bit of a hot-head and often, he has had to explain to his superiors why he got into fights with other fellow legionaries. Nonetheless, his loyalty towards Rome, the legion and his companions is unflinching. Always ready to sacrifice himself for Rome and the legion, Caetvs has on multiple occasions distinguished himself as a brave legionary, urging his companions to fight on and push for victory. He has often been heard to state that “a day without blood wetting my sword, is a wasted day”, which may explain his zeal for battle. In turn, this also explains his agnomen Leonicvs, given to him for his lion-like bravery and determination in battle.