Ten-year-old Flavius had almost everything a boy could wish for. His parents belonged to the Roman aristocracy, he went to the finest school where he was treated like a young prince and even had his personal slave or "pedagogue" to carry his schoolbooks for him. Today, the proudest day of his life, he was riding in a procession, a Triumph, in honor of his father who was returning, a conquering General from the wars in Greece. Full of pride in his father and his life, Flavius learns important lessons from his Greek slave pedagogue and in the end wins a Triumph of his own. Set in Ancient Rome before the Empire and perfect for 3rd or 4th grade readers.
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