Who is trying to sabotage the chariot factions in the twelfth title in the Roman Mysteries series.
September AD 80. Flavia and her friends go to Rome to celebrate the Festival of Jupiter at Senator Cornix’s town house.
When a famous racehorse goes missing, Nubia sets out to recover it.
The four friends find themselves caught up in a plot against one of the rival factions, the Greens. Who is trying to sabotage the charioteers? Could it be an inside job, or someone with a grudge from long ago? How many men and horses will die before the killer is caught?
About the Author
Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. Previous Books: The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book, The Code of Romulus, The Charioteer of Delphi, The Fugitive from Corinth, The Sirens of Surrentum, The Thieves of Ostia.
"The traditional arc of the sports story is emphasised by references to some of the worst aspects of Roman slavery in flashbacks to Nubia's background, followed by the best outcome of slavery for a Roman, as Sisyphus is suddenly freed with the final victory. This makes the story about so much more than which set of horses wins a race and effectively uses the Romans' slave trade to enhance the sports story, while also maintaining a sense of the horrors of the world outside the Circus." -- Juliette Harrison POP CLASSICS
For Ages: 9 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st April 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.213