Played by: Tom Rosenthal
Unlikely to be immortalised in the annals or memorialised in a frieze, Marcus is a young man in Rome hoping to get laid, hold down a job and climb the social ladder.
Played by: Joel Fry
Like Marcus, Stylax is young and single and living in the suburbs of Rome. Stylax is energetic and highly sexed, and always up for an adventure. He manages to get himself into trouble quite often.
Played by: Ryan Sampson
Grumio is Marcus and Stylax's slave. He's lazy with a major attitude problem, but still accompanies them everywhere, from the baths to the city's nightclubs.
Played by: Doon Mackichan
Flavia is the boys' boss. She's an expert manipulator with a private life that's the stuff of legend.
Played by: Karl Theobald
The landlord - real name unknown - is always on the look out for ways to make money.
Played by: Sophie Colquhoun
Cynthia catches the attention of Marcus when she moves into the flat next door to the boys.
Played by: Lydia Rose Bewley
Metella is Cynthia's sarcastic slave. She lives with Cynthia next door to the boy's flat and is very happy to speak her mind and point out flaws in people and plans... something which the lads don't find particularly welcome most of the time.
Played by: Tom Basden
Aurelius is the water boy at Flavia's office, although he does try to insist on being called the 'water man'. No matter, as it seems Flavia can never remember his name anyway.