The historical characters who shared the surname Pontius are portrayed in a series of historical fiction novels titled Lover of the Sea.
Pontius Aquila: Eagle of the Republic, the first novel, occurs when Julius Caesar bids for power.
Pontius Pilatus: Dark Passage to Heaven follows. Several years after Christ’s crucifixion, Pontius Pilatus is ordered to return to Rome. He must face Caligula’s judgment, as his wife secretly attends Christian gatherings.
In the third novel, St. Pontianus: Bishop of Rome, the Pope must not only endure the Roman authorities but fight in street battles against followers of Hippolytus, the anti-Pope.