The Beggar of Volubilis Paperback
Part of the The Roman Mysteries series
Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'.
The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself.
Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco).
As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede.
The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius?
Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 1 maps
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 07/02/2008
- Category: Historical
- ISBN: 9781842556047