Of Greek origin, (30s) has the class, charm and aesthetic sense that Romans only dream about. With a love of learning and skill for the arts, she is the perfect complement to Ben’s rougher nature. In contrast to Nero, who sees himself as a singer, Helena has a beautiful voice and touch for the lyre. A gifted painter with a knack for decorating pastries, Helena and Ben work as a team in every way: he makes it tasty, she makes it pretty. Ben may know what has to be done, but not always how to get it done; that’s where Helena’s contribution of creativity and pragmatism frequently comes in handy. Unable to have children of their own, she and Ben have adopted a new family of children orphaned as a result of the persecution.