Is that the Queen Herodias, she who wears a black mitre sewed with pearls, and whose hair is powdered with blue dust?
Yes; that is Herodias, the Tetrarch's wife.
The Tetrarch is very fond of wine. He has wine of three sorts. One which is brought from the Island of Samothrace, and is purple like the cloak of Cæsar.
I have never seen Cæsar.
Another that comes from a town called Cyprus, and is as yellow as gold.
I love gold.
And the third is a wine of Sicily. That wine is as red as blood.
The gods of my country are very fond. Twice
in the year we sacrifice to them young men and