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on 20 October 2011
Roman Mysteries is a fabulous DVD set. It contains all of the episodes from series one and two.
It is based on the books by Caroline Lawrence.
Each story is divided into scrolls through two half hour episodes.
The stories include The secrets of Vesuvius, The pirates of Pompeii, the Assassins of Rome, The Dolphins of Laurentum, and The Enemies of Jupiter, all from series one. And then The Gladiators of Capua, The twelve trials of Flavia Gemina, The Colossus of Rhodes, The fugitive from Corinth and the Slave girl from Jerusalem, all from series two.
This was a children's TV series but it is suitable for anyone. The stories are excellent and the whole series has a big budget feel about it.
The sets and special effects are brilliant and everything looks so convincing.
The acting and production are first class and the series gives a strong feel of the day to day life in Ancient Rome. The series is also informative about historic events and facts and the whole series is very enjoyable.