Leonidas was in the royal palace, ready to hand over orders to the Basileus himself, when the news came. "Chief Minister! I have news from Apollonia, your wife Alexis sent a message that you are a father now. There is a horse ready for Kirrha tonight if you want to see her", a royal guard said to him right before he went into the Basileus' chamber His job as Chief Minister would ordinarily have been more important than any business at home but he had just handed over orders for 10 years to come and this was as good a time as any to see his wife again. He hadn't seen her in months because the pregnancy hadn't allowed her to go to the capital with him. He arrived at his doorstep in the wonderful neighbourhood of Agos, right by the sea in Apollonia, two weeks later after riding a horse to Kirrha and then travelling along the coast by boat from there. Alexis smiled when she saw her husband. "Leonidas, you are home! Sit, I have great news for you." What more news could she possibly have? He had already been told of the birth of his child. "Our children are wonderful," ...children? "we have twins, Leonidas! A son, he looks just like you, and a daughter who is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. What do you think we should name them?" "How about I name our son, and you name our daughter?", Leonidas suggested. "Then I want our daughter's name to be Lysistrate", Alexis answered. "And my son's name shall be Lysimachos. Oh, I have missed you so much, Alexis."