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The Roman Mysteries series are adapted from the books by Caroline Lawrence and make place in the Ancient Roman Empire during the reign of Titus. They detail four children, Flavia, the protagonist and the daughter of a sea captain from Ostia, Nubia, a slave girl from Africa, Jonathan, a jewish boy whose family are refugees from Jerusalem, and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, who solve mysteries and have adventures in Rome and beyond.
Episode One: The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Secrets of Vesuvius Part I
In the Roman port of Osia Flavia Gemina meets her Jewish next
door neighbour Jonathan while escaping a slave-trader in the
Later, she buys a beautiful African slave-girl named Nubia.
Flavia's father takes them all south to stay with Flavia's
Uncle Gaius near Pompeii.
On the voyage, they find a mute stowaway named Lupus and save
the famous Admiral Pliny from drowning.
The Secrets of Vesuvius Part II
Soon after the new friends arrive in Pompeii, water boils,
tremors are felt and strange portents occur, especially during
the feast of Vulcan.
Studying the clues, Flavia realises Vesuvius is about to erupt
and decides to warn Admiral Pliny.
As the mountain begins to erupt, Pliny launches his fleet to
rescue the people living at the foot of the volcano, but will
they be in time?
Episode Two: The Pirates of Pompeii
The Pirates of Pompeii Part I
In the confusion following the eruption of Vesuvius, children
are being abducted from the refugee camp.
Investigation leads Flavia to suspect a powerful Roman patron
named Felix, who lives south of Pompeii in Surrentum. Is he
behind the kidnappings?
To find out, Flavia and her friends go to his seaside villa.
There they meet Felix's beautiful daughter Pulchra and a
handsome runaway slave called Fuscus.
The Pirates of Pompeii Part II
When Pulchra beats Nubia, she escapes to the hills to find the
other runaway slaves. Flavia is horrified to discover that if
Nubia is caught, she could be crucified.
While searching for her, Flavia and the others are all
captured by the pirates.
Only Lupus escapes and goes to Felix for help. But can Felix
be trusted? And where is Nubia?
Episode Three: The Assassins of Rome
The Assassins of Rome Part I
Jonathan's Uncle Simeon arrives in Ostia with astounding news:
Jonathan's mother might be alive and a slave of the emperor
Jonathan convinces Simeon to take him to Rome and infiltrate
the Imperial Palace. But there are also three assassins on
their way to the palace.
When Simeon is recognized as an ex-zealot, he and Jonathan are
imprisoned and tortured by the emperor's younger brother,
The Assassins of Rome Part II
Flavia and her friends go to Rome to rescue Jonathan from
Nero's hated Golden House, now slave-quarters for Jewish
captives. Once inside, they find secret passages and hidden
Meanwhile, Jonathan learns that his mother is alive, but that
she is loved by Titus. Will the Emperor let her return to her
husband and children?
And what about the three assassins and their deadly mission?
Episode Four: The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Dolphins of Laurentium Part I
Flavia's father has been shipwrecked by the eruption and
ruined as a result.
When the bankers come to re-possess their house, Flavia and
her friends go to stay with Admiral Pliny's young nephew at
his seaside villa in Laurentum, a few miles south of Ostia.
Once there, Pliny tells them of a fabulous sunken treasure
which might be the answer to all their financial problems.
The Dolphins of Laurentium Part II
Lupus's obsession to get the treasure causes him to take
dangerous risks as he dives for the gold.
But the dolphins that visit them are a good omen, aren't they?
And Jonathan's inventions will help Lupus dive faster and
deeper. What could go wrong? Everything!
A monster is lurking in the sunken wreck and then Lupus's
arch-enemy Venalicius the slave-dealer appears.
Episode Five: The Enemies of Jupiter
The Enemies of Jupiter Part I
When Jonathan discovers his father is thinking of remarriage,
he sets a plan in motion to rescue his mother and bring her
Then comes an imperial summons to Rome to help with the plague
that is ravaging the city.
As the friends help treat the ill, Titus reveals a prophetic
dream to Flavia: 'When a Prometheus opens a Pandora's Box,
Rome will be devastated.'
The Enemies of Jupiter Part II
While searching for 'the Prometheus who will devastate Rome'
Flavia and her friends find what might be the Ark of the
Covenant in the imperial slave-quarters.
Meanwhile, Jonathan engineers a meeting between his parents.
Titus is furious, and tells Jonathan to get out of Rome.
With news of a poisoning and fire, things go from bad to worse
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