This is a touching story of a young Roman boy, Flavius, and his developing compassion for his captured Greek slave Ariphron. Ariphron was given to Flavius by his father, General Lucius Mummius, at the time of the father’s public triumph for his victories in Greece and Corinth. You will learn a great deal about Roman culture observing Flavius’ relationships with his family among the sights and sounds of Rome. Drama, personal development, tragedy, hope, compassion, triumph—this story has it all in a form easily understood by the young reader.
This book is a wonderful introduction to the study of ancient Rome. Bring this culture to life—don’t just teach language, emperors, wars and dates.
(pp.64) Grades 3-5
Author: Caroline Dale Snedeker
Volume One, Unit Ten, Beginner Level. Fun read-aloud or upper Beginner independent reading