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Vitae Romanorum, Latin for the "Lives of the Romans," explores the tales of everyday Romans living in the sophisticated and grand Roman Empire. From the peculiarities of Domitian to the religious fervor of Julian the Apostate, these stories give personality and a relatable quality to the ancient subjects of Rome. Many of the stories also occur during the reign of the so-called "Five Good Emperors," including Trajan and Hadrian. These short stories introduce an element of mystery and savagery, as the world of the ancients was neither wholly safe nor honest. Be prepared for riveting history lessons that transport the reader from their comfortable armchair in the modern world to the nitty-gritty streets of Rome and her provinces. The reader will encounter characters as diverse as a slave of Hadrian, the wife of a Roman senator, a displaced Pagan worshiper, and a marble cutter discovering the harsh ways of the world. Are you ready to embark on this antique escapade?
Tom loves his new Saturday job at Shipley Manor Country Club. The place is full of hidden wonders. Why does Polly Seabright look like a mermaid? Is the Fizzle in the moat magical? And can the sheep really talk? All isn't as it seems at Shipley Manor. And when evil business partners Barclay Grub and Venetia Pike threaten to close it down, they are about to get the shock of their lives . . . Let the Fizzleworks begin!