A Triumph for Flavius

By Caroline Dale Snedeker
Level 5
Review:

This is a short (63 pages), engaging historical fiction book that follows the story of a young Roman boy
Flavius, who receives a captured Greek slave to serve as his pedagogue. Flavius and his slave become
friends, and things get complicated when the slave realizes that his wife is enslaved in the city as well,
and he wants to secretly visit her every day. This book is written in language for a younger audience,
yet it does contain some mature topics. This book is recommended for children in Grades 3–5. Parents
should be aware that this book contains a little swearing by Roman Gods, the slave kissing his wife on
the mouth a couple of times, and some mature topics, such as slavery and whole families being killed
by Roman armies.

Genre Biography, Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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