Absolom is a young man Macky meets in gladiator school. Unlike most of his fellow students, though, Absolom isn’t unhappy about being there. A bold, tough warrior, Absolom believes he has a future in the arena. He knows that the most successful charioteers and gladiators are able to retire as wealthy men, and he fully intends to be one of them.

Absolom comes from a Jewish background and, like Macky, knows the stories of his people’s heroes well. He often shares them with Macky and the others.

Despite the brutal profession he’s chosen, Absolom is a good-natured young man, always eager for adventure and always willing to help a friend.

Portrait of Macky