|First appearance||Book 1: Swords and Ashes|
|Last appearance||Book 1: Swords and Ashes|
Marcus Pelorus (Hospes, deceased)
Swords and Ashes
Gaius Verres inadvertently set the Getae witch, Medea, free. This sets off a chain of events ending in the death of his friend Marcus Pelorus. Gaius sought to establish Timarchides as the heir to Pelorus' estate, despite Quintus Lentulus Batiatus' rightful claim. He killed (or attempted to kill) all who stood in his way.
- Gaius Verres was the Roman Proconsul (governor) of the province of Sicilia (Sicily) at the time of the Third Servile War. Verres was allegedly complicit with both the slave rebellion of Spartacus and the crews of Cilician pirates operating in the western Mediterranean.