Atticus made his first appearance in The Colossus of Rhodes, where it was discovered that he is unable to read or write. He serves mainly as Ship's Cook, and on many occasions his food is described as being sublime. He is one of the few crewmembers who was not suspected by Flavia Gemina and her friends, as the culprit would have to be literate. Atticus also assists the captain, Marcus Artorius Bato, and Gaius Valerius Flaccus in subduing the traitor, Zosimus.
During The Fugitive from Corinth, Atticus takes a more major role, serving as the detectives' guide. He has a good head for the geography of his native country and it is revealed that he has a girlfriend named Flora, after whom he named his dagger.
His skills as a cook are mentioned at a higher extent as well as his talent at hunting, causing Jonathan and he to become firm friends. When not pulled back with a sling, Atticus' grey hair is scary, causing a tired Jonathan to believe that he is Medusa. Atticus has appeared in numerous times as a background character.
Atticus is a level-headed and amiable man, with a good sense of humour.
Atticus has wild, grey hair.
Atticus has appeared in the following novels in the series: