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Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini: Captured and Sold as a Slave in Rome, AD 107


  • “The oversized picture-book format allows for instructive illustrations, which are often humorous, and the excellent back matter includes maps, a time line, source notes, and explanations of Roman society, military, and technology. Like Platts previous diaries about castles, pirates, and ancient Egypt, this offers an accessible introduction to history.” – Booklist


  • Kroll, Steven. Barbarians. Dutton, 2009.
  • Lawrence, Caroline. The Thieves of Ostia: A Roman Mystery. Roaring Brook, 2002. (And others in the Roman Mystery series.)
  • Levy, Elizabeth. Running Out of Time. Knopf, 1980.
  • Macdonald, Fiona. Ancient Rome. Kingfisher, 2002.
  • McCaughrean, Geraldine. Roman Myths. McElderry, 2001.
  • Platt, Richard. Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page. Candlewick, 1999.
  • Platt, Richard. Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht. Candlewick, 2005.
  • Platt, Richard. Pirate. (Eyewitness series) DK, 2007.
  • Platt, Richard. Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter. Candlewick, 2001.
  • Polacco, Patricia. January’s Sparrow. Philomel, 2009.
  • Stroud, Jonathan. Ancient Rome: A Guide to the Glory of Imperial Rome. (Sightseers series) Kingfisher, 2000.
  • Watkins, Richard. Gladiator. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.