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Golden Peacock

Author(s): Atherton, Gertrude Pages: 298
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Date of Publication: 1936
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: t/o Augustus; ca. 19 BC (Code: 6a)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Young girl, Pomponia, niece of Horace, following the murder of her parents, discovers plot against Augustus
Unique Qualities:
Rating: Good book for HS, perhaps better for girls than for boys. Could be used higher or lower. Substantial detail, mostly correct. Colorful story, not impossible, but plot would have had to have been kept from Aug, or Julia (or at least Ovid) would not have been around until relegatio in 2. View presented of Aug is a reasonable, balanced one. (Mench); Heli: 3 of 4 stars

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