Begonia, the wife of a Roman citizen visiting the sunny Southern provinces of Hispania, is the «half-sister of Julius Caesar’s cousin by marriage» – suffice it to say, she is, of course, to have everything she asks for!

She thus sits alongside the General of the City at the anticipated execution of a traitor (Spurius Brontosaurus) and an outlaw (Asterix) at the Circus of Hispalis.

Here, Begonia plays a part in the invention of what is known today as the noble sport of bullfighting. When she accidentally drops her gorgeous red cape, Asterix uses it to calm the wild bull about to attack him. Begonia is thrilled and cannot wait to tell all her friends back in Rome about her exciting adventure....

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