The Ides of April
Hylas is a young Greek slave in the household of Caius Pomponius, a Roman Senator involved in political schemes. When the senator is found mysteriously murdered, the household slaves fall under suspicion and are faced with execution. Hylas, however, is determined to discover the true murderer, and sets out on a mission to save himself and his fellow slaves. This book is a great read–aloud and exceptional for older students studying the period. Soft 184p.