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"Beware the Ides of March!"

It's 44 BC, and strange things are happening in Rome. A sacrificed bull is found to have no heart. Senators are meeting in houses secretly, speaking in whispers and hiding in the shadows. A soothsayer is warning people in the streets to "beware the Ides of March." Mysterious boxes are beginning to turn up... containing daggers. Pompeia, her brother Cornelius, and her friend Roscus set out to investigate these strange happenings and soon find themselves entangled in a web of intrigue, deception... and murder!

Written for low intermediate students of Latin, Idus Martiae is (loosely) based on Suetonius' and Plutarch's biographies of Julius Caesar.


About the author:

Andrew Olimpi lives in Dacula, Georgia with his beautiful and talented wife, Rebekah, an artist, writer, and English teacher. When he is not writing and illustrating books, Andrew teaches Latin at Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in Latin from the University of Georgia, and currently is working on a PhD in Latin and Roman Studies at the University of Florida. He is the creator of the Comprehensible Classics series of Latin novellas aimed at beginner and intermediate readers of Latin.


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Idus Martiae

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