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The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book (The Roman Mysteries)
The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book (The Roman Mysteries)
by Caroline Lawrence
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Test your knowledge!, 25 Nov 2007
Reading the Roman Mystery books is like travelling back in time! I love them and they are so good they have a quiz book written about them.

You may think that learning takes a lot of effort but as you learn with the Roman Mysteries series, the only effort is turning the pages!This Quiz book
shows you just how much you have learnt unconsciously about ancient Rome and the characters in the series while reading these wonderful books.

The Quiz book is a really great book. It quizzes the reader on LOADS of Ancient Roman topics such as : Fashion, Beauty, Clothes, Shipping and many other extremely interesting subjects. The quiz book has a chapter on each book as well as many themed sections. It covers the first six books in the series. There are different types of questions so you don't get bored.

Check if you know what a sponge stick was used for and whether a vespa was a small motorbike in Roman times. The questions will prompt you to go back and read some of the books again and enjoy them once more!


The Roman Mysteries Treasury
The Roman Mysteries Treasury
by Caroline Lawrence
Edition: Hardcover

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Roman Mystery fans, 10 Nov 2007
The Treasury is absolutely brilliant! It describes each of the main characters one by one and then has a short piece apparently by each person. Each character describes their own childhood so vividly that you feel transported back in time. Each person has their own subject as listed here:
Flavia - festivals and holidays , myths and legends
Captain Geminus - transport and ,trade patrons and clients
Uncle Gaius - f arming and agri culture
Jonathan - sport and entertainment , religon
Doctor Mordecai - medicine death and burial
Miriam - love and marriage
Pulchra - fashion and beauty, Roman society
Nubia - freeborn and slave
Pliny the younger - the erruption of Vesuvius
Titus - emperors of Rome
Lupus - art , writing
Pliny the elder - scholarship
Alma -food and drink , entertaining and dining , recipes.
This amazing book can be read on its own but you might enjoy it more if you read some of the other Roman mysteries first. It's definitely a must for any RomanMysteries fan.
Reading the Treasury makes you understand the Roman Mysteries characters in context and how much research must have been needed to write them.
I had always thought that the Romans very very different from us because of slavery and their love of gladiatorial combats. But as Caroline points out on her website, we seem to enjoy very violent films and as for slavery I read only the other day, a story from Uzbekistan, where nine year olds pick cotton - so perhaps we are not that different.


The Charioteer of Delphi: Roman Mysteries 12 (THE ROMAN MYSTERIES)
The Charioteer of Delphi: Roman Mysteries 12 (THE ROMAN MYSTERIES)
by Caroline Lawrence
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 26 Oct 2007
I read this book because I have read all the preceeding books in the series. The Charioteer of Delphi is a wonderful book but possibly not the best place to start in the series as it is the thirteenth book. I enjoyed the Charioteer of Delphi immensely and new complex characters were introduced. This is one of Caroline Lawrence 's best written books, I like the way she doesn't patronise children by writing about children who are always perfect. It inspired me to read more about ancient Rome and Aristo's scroll at the back is very helpful.


The Beggar of Volubilis: Roman Mystery 14 (THE ROMAN MYSTERIES)
The Beggar of Volubilis: Roman Mystery 14 (THE ROMAN MYSTERIES)
by Caroline Lawrence
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendiferous, 21 Oct 2007
This brilliant book is the latest in the fabulous Roman Mysteries series, and I would say the most exciting yet.

In this book the four friends - Flavia , Jonathan, Nubia, and Lupus - travel to Africa and discover the country that Nubia tries to forget. On their way they meet with pantomime actors, siblings of the Emperor and many other wonderfully interesting characters.

Read The Beggar of Volubilis to find out who asks for Flavia's hand in marriage and who gets lost in a desert of mirages. Read it most of all to be swept along in an exciting adventure.


The Colossus of Rhodes: Roman Mysteries 9 (THE ROMAN MYSTERIES)
The Colossus of Rhodes: Roman Mysteries 9 (THE ROMAN MYSTERIES)
by Caroline Lawrence
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.78

5.0 out of 5 stars UNMISSABLE, 19 Oct 2007
This is another brilliant, fast-paced story from the fabulous Roman Mysteries series. Hear of how the four friends - Flavia, Jonathan, Lupus and Nubia - embark on a terrifying journey from Ostia to Rhodes. Along the way they meet Lupus's Grandparents, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Marcus Antonius Bato and many others. See if you can work out how to crack the slave-dealing ring.

Read this amazing book to find out why Flavia is reduced to tears over a ship's boy, Nubia is afraid of going below deck, Lupus finds himself on an exile island and Jonathan puts a dislocated arm back in place. Can the detectives solve this puzzle while Lupus has his own mystery to reveal?

You will not be able to put this book down until all of the elements of this mystery are resolved.


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