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Jay Williams (1914 - 1978)

Stolen Oracle, The
Oxford, 1943


Fourteen-year-old Gaius Hortensius Decimus and his friend Rufus Lentulus must discover who has made off with the sacred, oracular Sibylline Books to save Rome's future and prove their innocence. Set in 21 BC; Augustus, Horace, and Gaius Macaenas appear. Juvenile. (Students of American vernacular may be interested to find already in 1943 on page 139 the word "nark" used as slang for police informant). Copyright (C) 1994-1998 by Richard M. Heli

- Richard M. Heli, 12/19/2005

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