"Livia has grown up in slavery, and has always wanted to learn how to read. When Livia secretly convinces her master's son to teach her, she quickly learns to read.
Marius dreams of becoming a star charioteer like his brother, Petronius. One day, Marius is hearding his master's sheep and discovers a beautiful horse named Thunder.
A baby elephant washes up on the beach, and Marcus and Camilla are there to find it.
Acheron is the best liar in Troy. In his stories, he can make King Paris and the Trojan heroes sound like gods.
Archimedes is the cleverest man in Greece. So, when the Romans attack, everyone believes he will find a way to save them.
Ellie is furious! Her twin brother, Cypselis, has made a bet with Big Bacchiad. If Cypselis can beat Big Bacchiad in an Olympic foot race, Ellie's family will receive a goat.
Athens is at war with Sparta, and the Athenians believe the Spartans are the cruelest people on earth.