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Charioteer Of Delphi

Written by Caroline Lawrence

Part of the The Roman Mysteries Series

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Charioteer Of Delphi Review

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Excitement, drama and danger fills each and every one of these Roman mysteries.  Certainly not essential to start at the beginning of the series – this is the 12th one as my view is they get better and better. The historically accurate elements are interwoven cleverly into the storyline, so much so that you’ll feel transported into the world of the Romans completely. 

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Charioteer Of Delphi Synopsis

September AD 80. Flavia and her friends go to Rome to celebrate the Festival of Jupiter at Senator Cornix's town house. When a famous racehorse goes missing, Nubia sets out to recover it. The four friends find themselves caught up in a plot against one of the rival factions, the Greens. Who is trying to sabotage the charioteers? Could it be an inside job, or someone with a grudge from long ago? How many men and horses will die before the killer is caught?

Charioteer Of Delphi Press Reviews

'The traditional arc of the sports story is emphasised by references to some of the worst aspects of Roman slavery in flashbacks to Nubia's background, followed by the best outcome of slavery for a Roman, as Sisyphus is suddenly freed with the final victory. This makes the story about so much more than which set of horses wins a race and effectively uses the Roman slave trade to enhance the sports story, while also maintaining a sense of the horrors of the world outside the Circus.' - Juliette Harrison, Pop Classics

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ISBN: 9781842555446
Publication date: 02/04/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

ISBN: 9781842552568
Publication date: 05/10/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842555446
Publication date: 2nd April 2007
Author: Caroline Lawrence
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About 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, ...

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