The Fugitive From Corinth by Caroline Lawrence

The Fugitive From Corinth

Written by Caroline Lawrence
Part of the The Roman Mysteries Series

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The latest in the excellent Roman Mysteries series, this time Flavia’s tutor Aristo is arrested in Corinth. When he escapes, Flavia and her friends Nubia, Jonathan and Lupus set off in hot pursuit while also trying to work out why he did it. From the oracle at Delphi to the Acropolis in Athens, the friends follow the clues which will help them to solve the mystery.

It’s a thrilling adventure packed full of fascinating details about life in Ancient Greece.


The Fugitive From Corinth by Caroline Lawrence

May AD 80. Flavia and her three friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus are in Cenchrea, the eastern harbour of Corinth, the hometown of Aristo, their tutor. But Aristo tells them he is not coming back with them this time. Later, there is a commotion, and the children find a blood-soaked Aristo crouched over Flavia's father, who has been stabbed. The children set off for Delphi in pursuit of Aristo...


Another enjoyable and educational story, this entry into the Roman Mysteries series allows us to enjoy a road trip through some of the most famous and beautiful parts of Roman-period Greece... another fun and intriguing entry into the series with a nice emotional undercurrent in the idenitity of Captain Geminus as the victim, giving the story greater interest and enotional depth. -- Juliette Harrison POP CLASSICS

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence was our Guest Editor in September 2102 - Click here to see her selections.

Caroline Lawrence was born in London. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist.

When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, where she won a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge. There, at Newnham College, she studied Classical Art and Archaeology.

The books in the series are:
The Thieves of Ostia
The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Pirates of Pompeii
The Assassins of Rome
The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
The Enemies of Jupiter
The Gladiators from Capua
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Fugitive from Corinth
The Sirens of Surrentum
The Charioteer of Delphi
The Slave Girl from Jerusalem
The Beggar of Volubilis
The Scribes from Alexandria
The Prophet from Ephesus
And finally…
The Man from Pomegranate Street

THE ROMAN MYSTERIES have sold over 1.1 million copies since its introduction in 2001 and in 2009 won the Classical Association Prize for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics' THE ROMAN MYSTERIES has been recognised as having an exemplary combination of entertainment and education.

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Paperback (b Format)
240 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

4th May 2006




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