M J G. reviewed Detectives in Togas (Odyssey Classic) on
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This is a classic in every sense of the word. A group of schoolboys in ancient Rome sets out to solve a series of mysteries -- and evading serious trouble while doing so. Well-written, exciting, funny, and sneakily informative about imperial Rome.
Written in Germany in 1956 - this translation has been so popular with older elementary school age students and their parents it has gone through several printings. This book is wonderful fun. The author, who first wrote stories to entertain his own children, really knows both his history and his characters.