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Mystery of the Roman Ransom (tr)
(ISBN: 015-256614-7)

Author(s): Winterfeld, Henry Pages: 217
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Date of Publication: 1971
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: 20 AD (Code: 7b1)
Rome Setting: y? Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p?
Mystery: y First Person:
Subject: Purchase of a slave for their teacher leads a group of Roman schoolboys into danger and intrigue (a murder plot against a senator)
Unique Qualities: Orig pub in Germany. Tr by E McCormick. Date is derived from mention of the year being 773 AUC (but that doesn't fit with the previous volume).
Rating: Good plot, good writing, holds the reader's interest -- students learn about the Senate & Roman daily life indirectly, as historical details are woven into the plot. (Roz Harper)

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