Ancient Rome: From Slaveholder to Supreme Emperor - Chapter 24
“Your Excellency, what’s your name?”
Ye Tian frowned slightly and asked lightly; the man who spoke to him was a young man, or a teenager who was sixteen years old.
The young man said proudly, then ignored Ye Tian and said hello to Aurelia: “Dear beautiful Mrs. Aurelia, it is my pleasure to see you!”
There was a flash of fiery light in his eyes. He was so young and was deeply attracted by Aurelia’s mature, beautiful and sexy.
Admittedly, Aurelia was full of amazing charm, otherwise Caesar wouldn’t still have wet dreams about her after she died.
He was one of the three giants named together with Crassus and Caesar who dominated Rome in the future.
This was an ambitious fellow.
Ye Tian didn’t expect to be in contact with these three guys in such a short period of time.
Pompey was born in a noble family in Rome. His father, Strabo Pompey, was not only an outstanding commander-in-chief of the Roman Republic, but also a representative of the aristocracy. He was a consul in 89 BC, having conquered the Sabine and Pikenum areas during the Italian League war. They had a large amount of land and protected people in the Pikenum area.
Pompey loved the military because of the influence of his family. When he was 17 years old,actually the next year, he would accompany his father to suppress the Italian uprising.
This guy seemed to have married Caesar’s 14-year-old daughter when he was 50.
However, Caesar did not suffer losses. It seemed that Caesar had an affair with Pompey’s wife for a long time, and Pompey was in the know.
It could only be said that he was very tolerant.
This guy was very successful in the future. He had great military achievements and frightened all the elders.
But now it was obviously that he was too young to hide his thoughts in the eyes.
“Master Pompey, I didn’t expect that you have grown into a strong man since we have a long time no see!”
Aurelia smiled slightly, letting his heart fiercely beat and the eyes flowed out a slight pride.
“Satan, are you sure that the young fighter will win?”
However, Aurelia didn’t care about him anymore, but asked curiously to Ye Tian.
“Of course, so I intend to use all of my gold coins to bet he will win. The odds are two to one, it should make me win a lot of money!”
Ye Tian said confidently. This time he brought a lot of gold coins, what a lot it was! How much of the exact amount he also didn’t know but at least one kilogram. Now there was such a rich man, if he wouldn’t seize the opportunity to make a killing, he wouldn’t be worthy of his name – Satan.
“How do you judge?”
Aurelia was even more curious.
“My feeling. and if I gamble, I am likely to win the biggest gain using the minimum cost!”
Ye Tian smiled, without too much explanation.
After all, Pompey was only sixteen years old. He had not undergone the trials of war, and was not only immature temperament, but also liked to rejoice in grandiose deeds.
Of course, in front of beauty, men always like to flaunt themselves.
However, the most important reason was that Ye Tian sat next to Aurelia and their body was almost touching together, plus they talked and laughed, that surely did make this young child jealous more or less.
If Ye Tian’s status was noble enough, he will say nothing but just feel a bit envious. However, Ye Tian was obviously only a citizen, at most a wealthy slave owner.
In his eyes, such an identity like Ye Tian had no status to sit together with the noble nobility.
This was prejudice and arrogance because of the rigid Social hierarchy.
But, even Aurelia also didn’t say anything plus it’s her inviting him here, seemingly, so he also couldn’t say bad more.
But, anyway he was grumpy to Ye Tian.
“Mrs. Aurelia, don’t listen to any nonsense from an ignorant man. Let’s buy Storm Man together. Winning money is the trivial matter, but win/winner is the real boiling thing!
Pompey once again interposed, his word had somewhat affronting to Ye Tian and the tone was full of disdain.
Aurelia was a little displeased. Anyway, Ye Tian was brought here by her, Pompey belittled Ye Tian so low that he surely disregarded her honour. But she said nothing because their families were almost on the same level after all.
“childe Pompey, right? So, how about let’s take a gamble? you buy Storm Man, I buy the newcomer, ok?”
Ye Tian smiled and said lightly.
Pompeii, Ye Tian won’t fear him too much. Next year, he and his father will set foot on the battlefield. After more than two years, his father would be killed by lightning.
“Are you eligible to gamble with me?”
Pompey mistakenly thought that Aurelia’s frown was because she didn’t know how to choose, so he continued to ridicule and devalue Ye Tian’s identity.
“Although I am not yet a noble, I also have considerable assets. That bet with you, it should be no problem. Of course, I would not dare bet with your entire family!”
Ye Tian shook the head slightly, his voice was very calm.
“Okay! Let’s bet one Talentum gold coin!”
Pompey said arrogantly, his eyes were full of taunt and the expression seemed to say that betting the gold coins, who fear who.
One Talentum gold was thirty kilograms of gold coins, which was definitely a big bet even if in the nobles.
“No problem, but add twenty powerful Spartan slave soldiers!”
Ye Tian thought slightly, supplementing his term.
Spartan slave fighters were also a rare resource in present Rome, Ye Tian was also having difficulty to buy them in a normal way. So he didn’t mind getting some from the hands of this proud and arrogant child.
What a business with no cost!
Ye Tian knew that he had won steadily!
Edited by NMA