An excerpt from chapter one of my forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity. “…based on a true story, Onesimus is a Roman slave who is willing to do questionable acts for freedom of body and soul. But he finds himself on a journey that will test his courage, challenge his view of society, and force him to decide what ‘freedom’ really means.” (Jon Sparks, Historical Fiction Review).
Corinth was a huge, teeming, busy, happy, dirty, cosmopolitan city—one of the most famous and infamous in the entire Roman Empire. And Onesimus was about to meet an important citizen who would be remembered throughout history: Gaius Titius Justus.