Simon and Simon: Passion and Power
by Steve Copland
Simon and Simon features two men born just a few miles apart, Simon Peter and Simon Magus. Peter's passionate life is contrasted with Magus, the one known as ‘Simon the Sorcerer’. Triarius, a Roman soldier, is sent to the Frontier. His wife is pregnant when he leaves and believed to be carrying a son. He sends orders to dispose of the child if it is a girl. His daughter is born and kept in secret.