The Burning of Rome

by Alfred J. Church

Description:  Vivid story of Rome in the days of Nero, beginning with the burning of the city, seemingly ordered by Nero himself. The narrative revolves around a set of characters who suffer acutely in the cruel persecutions of the Christians, set in motion by Nero after the fire to deflect blame for the conflagration from himself and fasten it on the Christians.

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Ages:  12-15
Length:  296 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-072-7
Genres:  Ancient History, Historical Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. The Emperor's Plan
2. The Hatching of a Plot 
3. In the Circus 
4. A New Ally 
5. A Great Fire 
6. Baffled 
7. Flight 
8. Pudens 
9. An Imperial Musician 
10. A Great Bribe 
11. A Scapegoat 
12. The Edict 
13. In Hiding 
14. The Persecution

15. What the Temple Servant Saw
16. What the Soldiers Thought
17. In the Prison 
18. Surrender 
19. Epicharis Acts 
20. The Plot Thickens
21. Betrayed 
22. Vacillation 
23. A Last Chance 
24. The Death of a Philosopher 
25. The Fate of Subrius 
26. A Place of Refuge 
27. Meeting Again

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