Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Nipur and Tigris. They were black puppies. Virgil - poet, Pliny - author. Vespasian and Titus were Roman Emperors.
Mint. 'It occured to her that mint tea was Mordecai's cure - all'.
Her father. The owl was the bird of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom.
The Dog Song. The story is about how dogs had once been like jackals, wolves and desert foxes, hunting in the cold night. Her father taught her the song.
100 sestercii. 100 sestercii would be a soldier's monthly wage.
Black one. There were only two bodies - the brown and the black.
Avita. Julia was Avita's mother, Alma is Flavia's cook and Helena is the name Flavia took for herself to get into Avita's house.
Tongue. Lupus is a mute beggar boy.
Head. It is this event that makes the friends decide to solve mysteries together (although there is no Lupus yet).
A set of all twelve scrolls of the Aeneid. However, she ended up buying Nubia, although her father paid the extra hundred sestercii. The Aeneid tells the story of the Trojan hero Aeneas's perilous flight from Troy to Italy following the Trojan War.
Sling and stones. They didn't have guns in ancient Roman times.
Dog. There were six, in total.
An amethyst signet-ring. It originally belonged to her mother. A magpie stole it.
Ostia. Ostia is the port of Rome.
Jonathan. Aristo is the children's teacher, Mordecai is Jonathan's father and Venalacius is the slave-dealer.
Achilles. "...Dressed in his armour, he shone like the sun. Then she saw that he was the sun."
Pliny. They left his body on the shore.
Pliny's. "None of them were really sleeping, apart from Pliny, whose snores could be heard..."
Rotten eggs. Sulphur fumes smell like rotten eggs. Vesuvius was getting ready to erupt.
All of these (Rats, Mice, Snake). This was a warning that there was danger ahead.
Turbot. Clio, one of his adopted daughters, tells the four friends that it was caught only yesterday.
A sparrow, Aristo. It means Miriam has an admirer.
Ferox. Ferox is Uncle Gaius' dog.
Fig. Bananas do not grow in Italy.
Chick - pea. But first they had to find a blacksmith named Vulcan.
Four hundred thousand sestercii. This amount is nearly half a million.
Pompeii. They were going to stay with Flavia's Uncle Gaius who lived near Stabia but they docked in Pompeii as Flavia's father says that "The harbour at Stabia is murder to get in and out of."
Vulcan. Vulcan, Apollo and Jupiter are gods - Juno is a goddess. Jupiter and Juno are king and queen of the Roman gods. Apollo is the Roman god of the sun.
Vespasian. Vespasian's full name is Titus Flavius Vespasianus.
Pliny the Elder. Pliny the Elder is otherwise known as Admiral Pliny. Pliny the Younger is his nephew. Sextus is a bodyguard and Marcus Flavius Geminus is Flavia's father.