The year is 200 AD. For quite some time now, the area has been dominated by the Romans, which shows in the surronding architecture. You drink wine and use olive oil brought by merchants from Istria. When at home, you still speak in your local language with your mother and father, yet when with your friends in a tavern, you speak Latin.
It is a three-hour horse ride to Forum Iulii (today’s Cividale del Friuli). You and your friend Marcus will be selling cheese there in the autumn. Marcus has been in the mountains for months. He tells you that this year’s grazing has been good and that the cheese will be excellent.