The Beggar of Volubilis

The Beggar of Volubilis

by Caroline Lawrence
     
 

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Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'. The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco). As they

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Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'. The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco). As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede. The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius? Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future.

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ISBN-13:
9781444003642
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Series:
Caroline Lawrence's The Roman Mysteries Series , #14
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
489,702
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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