Grumio becomes ill after eating an apple whilst on the loo. Marcus refuses to contribute to his medical treatment and likes Cynthia’s remedy of candlelight and prayer. Stylax becomes friends with a rich nobleman, who agrees to help fund his charioteering career.
Grumio discovers a baby behind the bins and takes it home to raise as his own. Stylax uses the baby to try and make a relationship with an attractive young wet nurse.