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This book is one of my personal favorites. We use it as part of a literature course in historic fiction for our seventh & eighth graders, and they love it.
Cardinal Wiseman does an excellent job of tying together the lives of various martyrs (Saints Sebastian, Agnes, Pancratias, etc.) with other characters: heroes and villains, converts and apostates, pagans and Christians . . . from all ranks of fourth century Roman society. A fascinating story of grace and free will in a time distant from our own, yet fundamentally the same.
The older printings also contain extensive historical/archeological information about customs and architecture. These chapters form an great foundation for a study of the City of Rome (pull out maps!).
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