Villa of Cordus family resides on the southern outskirts of Rome. Most of the furniture comes from the Greek province. Although accustomed to the luxury of their home they are primarily warriors. Generations before they came to Rome they lived on the north of Italy defending Rome from barbarian tribes from the north. Many ancestors left their lives there. So one part of the house is dedicated to the glorious past of ancestors.
"We both lost the election as I can see now there are alliances behind the curtains if we are to succeed and help Rome prosper we must create such alliance. I know that we disagreed on some issues but I think we can work together. What do you think about it?"
"I am certain we can work together, Manius. You have not been around the Forum for a while, so I hope you are active in the Curia during debates. I am constantly outnumbered, even when I am only standing up for traditional roman values. I see you are applying for the open Quaestor office, I may take up the Praetorship again, we should have some kind of courts. Also, I am unsure how well the books have been kept, as there has not been a full time Quaestor since I last left the office a few years ago."
Quintus took another sip from his glass
"Is there any ideas you had besides trying to work together?"