Cyrus (8), is juggler, acrobat and circus performer. A black Roman from the African frontier, his parents were circus performers before him. Educated in every great capital of the Roman world, after he and his parents visited Rome to perform before Nero himself, the great fire separated them. At least he knows they’re alive – the problem is they were convinced he was dead and sailed on to Crete and points beyond. While he tries to earn passage fare by juggling at the marketplace, he’ll stay with Ben and Helena and learn more about the story of Jesus.