My Life in Imperial Rome
by Marissa Moss
Reviewed February 17, 2003.
Silver Whistle (Harcourt Books), San Diego, 2002. 52 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF MOS)
This book is presented as the diary of a Greek slave boy owned by Caesar
Augustus. I didn’t know that it was common to free slaves in those
days and that slaves tried to earn money to buy their freedom. Galen’s
best friend is a charioteer. I also didn’t know that young boy slaves
drove chariots and could use their winnings to eventually buy their freedom.
Besides the interesting facts about life in Imperial Rome, a plot comes
up against Caesar’s life and Galen must figure out how to get people to even
listen to him, a slave. This book is in a format that will pique kids’
Copyright © 2003 Sondra
Eklund. All rights
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