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on 10 November 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.
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on 26 October 2007
There was so much in this book that never made it into the series as a whole! Past stories and backgrounds on characters and more, which have not been mentioned in the series appear in the Roman Mysteries Treasury.

In addition there are facts and facts galore on ancient Rome and its inhabitants. Including peices on Beauty (by Pulchra naturally!), Thearte and many more. This is not a book to miss, if you want to learn more on ancient Rome, or if you just love the Roman Mysteries!
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on 9 January 2016
Prompt delivery and book as described namely "as used and in excellent condition".Grandchildren enjoyed reading the whole series of Roman Mysteries and I'm sure will find this one interesting and enjoyable.Would recommend this seller. Very Good value and excellent condition
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on 4 November 2007
A stimulating, brilliantly written book divided into chapters, with topics assigned by Flavia Gemina. The characters who have written their entry in the book include, the Emporer Titus, Pliny the younger and Pliny, as well as the four main characters. Along with extremely helpful information on all sorts of subjects, such as medicine, the Emperors of Rome and Roman weddings, there are beautiful photographs, and delicious recipes straight from Ancient Rome! The photographs are from the wonderful new series of Roman Mysteries and the book even includes a detailed timeline!
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on 6 November 2007
If you love the Roman Mysteries, you'll love this book. All your favourite characters give opinions/facts/ideas on Roman life - it all really compliments the series well, except for the fact that it has a few typos - we've counted 4! But don't let that put you off, as it's a great read!
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on 27 October 2007
this book is full of facts of people from roman Mysteries but also full of different topics which happened a long time ago. this book is the newest book by Caroline Lawrence and it;s better than ever.
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on 1 November 2007
Another fantastic roman mystery a wealth of infomation inside. It has interesting and exciting facts not only about the book or even the film but the whole roman world!Written in a great style it brings across big facts and little facts in between. from trade to theatre and farming to food this book does everything.
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on 14 January 2013
my teenage knights were fascinated, and so were mum and dad, by the whole set of books, which we have collected in fits and starts.
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on 29 May 2015
Lovely addition to the books, super buy
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