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Detectives in Togas (tr)
(ISBN: 015-223415-2)

Author(s): Winterfeld, Henry Pages: 249
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Date of Publication: 1956
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: after 77 AD; prob 1st cent (Code: 7)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: 5 young friends & their teacher, by detective work and various adventures clear a classmate wrongly accused of scrawling graffiti (Caius asinus est) on a wall of the Temple of Minerva.
Unique Qualities: Orig pub in Germany. Trans by R & C Winston.
Rating: 'Interest centers in the story rather than in details intended to improve the young reader's knowledge of the past; these are incidental.' (EFR)
Review By: 'Good way for students to learn indirectly about Roman life -- historical details are a natural part of the story.' (Roz Harper)
Review In: CW 60.9 (May 1967), p. 373 (EFR)

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