Portrait of Lydia ~ Grant Tyrell worked his whole life to attain fame, fortune, and power. When a Harvard professor did Grant's family tree, he was told that one of his ancestors had been Septimius Severus, warrior-emperor of the Roman Empire. So, when Grant saw Time Travelers Inc.'s web site on the Internet, he decided to take a much needed vacation and travel from 2000 A.D. to 200 A.D. What Grant Tyrell wanted was to experience total power. To decide the fate of millions! To own all the known world! And to experience the power and glory of the Roman Empire! He never suspected that the Time Tunnel would have other plans for him. That he should have listened to Wainwright. Or that a young woman named Lydia, of the house of Marcus Flavius Antonious of Rome, would hold HIS fate in her pretty hands.