The Roman Mysteries #8: The Gladiators from Capua

by Caroline Lawrence

Hardcover, 2005

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Law

Collection

Publication

Roaring Brook Press (2005), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 208 pages

Description

Suspecting their friend Jonathan is alive, Flavia, Nubia, and Lupus go to Rome for the Colosseum Games, facing wild beasts, criminals, conspirators, and gladiators, and where Nubia is called upon to make a terrible choice.

Language

Original publication date

2004-06-03

Physical description

208 p.; 8.52 inches

ISBN

1596430745 / 9781596430747

Barcode

2040

User reviews

LibraryThing member sirfurboy
This series is a wonderful introduction to Ancient Rome, warts and all. This book is the most gruesome yet, with a recounting of Titus' games of 80AD. In this book the children from Ostia are missing Jonathan, who is presumed dead after the fire in Rome, but Lupus hears of a curly haired boy beggar boy in Rome who claims to have stated the fire, and thinking this just might be their friend, the children set off once again to investigate the mystery.

Full of rich historical detail, this book is also an enthralling story. Children of about 8+ will love it, but parents be warned - there is some gruesome (if entirely authentic) stuff here. Think "horrible histories" but with a better storyline!
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LibraryThing member lkmuir
Suspecting their friend Jonathan is alive, Flavia, Nubia, and Lupus go to Rome for the Colosseum Games, facing wild beasts, criminals, conspirators, and gladiators, and where Nubia is called upon to make a terrible choice.

Pages

208

Rating

(22 ratings; 3.9)
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