Two children of a North African soldier are taken captive during a raid on their village by the Roman army, transported to Rome as prisoners of war, and sold into slavery. Readers can follow the search for them, which leads through the Roman underworld and eventually to the Coliseum. Full color.

Ancient Rome 2005, DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780756611477

American edition