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Four Seasons - jamjar - The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Summum crede nefas animam praeferre pudori
et propter vitam vivendi perdere causas.

Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honour,
and for the sake of living to lose what makes life worth living.

- Juvenal
fic  id:jamjar  f:TheEagle  movie-verse  slash  s:Esca/Marcus  post-canon  yuletide  'ao3 
january 2019 by esther_a
Out of This Place - Sineala - The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
After the return of the Eagle, Marcus takes Esca to Rome to meet the rest of his family. Esca decides to alleviate the pressures of the situation by pretending what Marcus' family assumes: that he and Marcus are romantically involved. Maybe he should have consulted Marcus first.
fic  id:Sineala  f:TheEagle  slash  s:Esca/Marcus  fake_relationship  family  'ao3 
september 2018 by esther_a
Fighter - PlaneJane - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Marcus Aquila is an undercover Metropolitan police officer. His assignment is to infiltrate a slave-trafficking organisation which trades in men, bought and sold to fight in cages, sometimes to the death. When he makes the impulsive decision to intervene during a 'kill fight' involving a fierce young fighter called Esca, Marcus inadvertently finds himself the owner of his very own slave. Now Marcus has to find a way to complete his assignment, as well as gaining Esca's trust, without blowing his cover. The question is, can he do it before the secrets and lies catch up with him, and Marcus loses everything?
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  s:Esca/Marcus  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  undercover  long  'ao3 
september 2017 by esther_a
Beyond the Mists - Carmarthen - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011), Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff [Archive of Our Own]
There are stranger, more dangerous things in lurking in the mists of Caledonia than Marcus or Esca ever imagined. If they are to find the Eagle, they must first survive the terrible lizards, which will not be so easy if they cannot trust each other
fic  id:carmarthen  f:TheEagle  gen  AU  crack  long  'ao3 
july 2014 by esther_a
The Hound's Centurion - Sineala - The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff [Archive of Our Own]
"It is in my heart that it would be a great help to me, if I knew I could still be your hound."
fic  id:Sineala  f:TheEagle  slash  kink  roleplay  fluff  short  'ao3  s:Esca/Marcus 
march 2014 by esther_a
Annum Novum - exeterlinden - The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
The merchant, Gnaeus, who had sold Marcus this property, had spoken of a solid main building, of well-kept pens and fertile soil, all newly abandoned by deceitful tenants and only cheap because he was tired of the whole business and wanted the land off his hands for good. He had talked of neighbours and a village nearby with opportunities of trade, but he had entirely failed to mention that the house lay deep in tribal country.
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  long  yuletide  post-canon  'ao3  s:Esca/Marcus 
december 2013 by esther_a
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Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) published over fifty volumes of historical fiction for children and adults, picture books, memoirs and other non-fiction. This wiki is intended primarily as a reference guide to the people, places, events and other features of Rosemary Sutcliff's historical fiction.
fandom  nf  wiki  f:Rosemary_Sutcliff  f:TheEagle  via:bathsweaver 
september 2013 by esther_a
what makes the cornfield smile - Desdemon (nehme) - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Marcus finds the boy underneath the wood rack, curled in on himself so small that Marcus almost missed him in the thick grass.
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  yuletide  kidfic  'ao3  s:Esca/Marcus 
june 2013 by esther_a
Enica - riventhorn - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
In which they acquire a child. I'd write a real review, but my brain is kind of stuck on "KIDFIC!!!!!!!!! omg," so, uh, sorry. But I think this fic is great, and packs a lot of wonderful character moments into a relatively small word count.
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  kidfic  futurefic  movie-verse  'ao3  via:epaulettes  s:Esca/Marcus 
june 2013 by esther_a
Cursed at First, But Mended - Lake (beyond_belief) - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Sir Marcus Aquila, recently invalided home from the war, has only weeks to arrange a marriage of convenience so that he can inherit his family's estate. A Regency Romance AU.
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  AU  AU:setting/career_change  'ao3  s:Esca/Marcus  marriage:arranged  getting-together 
june 2013 by esther_a
Where Do You Do Your Research, Wikipedia? - Carmarthen - The Eagle (2011), Sword Song - Rosemary Sutcliff, Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff [Archive of Our Own]
In which Marcus is a historical novelist and almost all the characters are Roman-British historical reenactors; a romance in emails and bickering over historical details, with guest appearances by EVERYONE.
fic  id:carmarthen  f:TheEagle  slash  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  epistolary/document-fic  'ao3  s:Esca/Marcus 
april 2013 by esther_a
Hard Is the Fortune - Sineala - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011), Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff [Archive of Our Own]
After her father dies with the Ninth, Flavia is sent to Britannia to live with her uncle Aquila. There she meets a pair of British girls, and together the three of them change each other's lives in ways they could never have expected.
fic  id:Sineala  f:TheEagle  femslash  AU  poly  'ao3  Rule63  s:Esca/Marcus/Cottia  getting-together 
february 2013 by esther_a
Chosen Man - Sineala - The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
The son of the man who lost the Eagle of the Ninth would never be allowed a first command of his very own fort, would he?

Marcus is posted not to Isca Dumnoniorum, but to a wretched and run-down garrison north of the Wall. There he finds that he is the new centurion of a group of scouts and spies, all of them British. He has few supplies and no experience. His men distrust him. His superiors despise him. His second-in-command is an incompetent drunkard. And the local tribes are determined to kill all of them.

But the worst thing of all is one of Marcus' soldiers. He is an enigmatic, dangerous, and insubordinate man by the name of Esca, who makes Marcus yearn for terrifying things he has never before wanted and can never, ever let himself have...
fic  id:Sineala  f:TheEagle  slash  AU  AU:canon_divergence  long  explicit  d/s  'ao3  awesome  s:Esca/Marcus  getting-together  extra-long 
february 2013 by esther_a
From the Depths of His Heart - Sineala - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011), Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff [Archive of Our Own]
After his injury at Isca Dumnoniorum and subsequent discharge from the army, Marcus moves to Calleva, learns to live with himself again, and happens to fall in love with a young British man on the way. Also, Esca is a werewolf.
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  long  AU  AU:supernatural  bigbang  'ao3  id:Sineala  s:Esca/Marcus  getting-together  werewolves 
september 2012 by esther_a
Hetaeriae Eaeque Brevi Fient - Sineala - The Eagle | Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
After the return of the Eagle, Rome is not done with Marcus Aquila. He and Esca are persuaded to infiltrate a group of potential conspirators -- possibly-traitorous men about whom there are yet other shameful rumors, stories of debauchery and vice. What do they get up to at their dinner-parties? To find out the truth, Marcus and Esca must pretend to be lovers, but it is a difficult thing to pretend to be what Marcus so badly wishes they could be in truth. (Or: Marcus and Esca go undercover as gay at an orgy.)
fic  f:TheEagle  slash  post-canon  fake_relationship  explicit  'ao3  id:Sineala  undercover  s:Esca/Marcus  getting-together 
september 2012 by esther_a

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