Greek fish sauce trader
Fictional Character
"Clash of Arms"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct (unnamed)
Nationality: Greek citizen of the Byzantine Empire
Date of Birth: 13th century
Occupation: Merchant

A fish sauce trader from Thessalonike, Greece, came to Thunder-ten-tronckh, Germany, where he tried, and failed, to first sell and then give away his foul-smelling stock as free samples smeared on bread. Stephen de Windesore and Niccolo dello Bosco observed the Greek's desperation, prompting Bosco to quote from Vergil's Aeneid in the original Latin: "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" (I fear the Greeks, even those bearing gifts.").[1] Bosco's interest in Vergil was significant.[2]


  1. Departures, p. 98.
  2. Ibid., p. 102.