Roman Diary review by ALex1x1
Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona, A Young Slave (Historical Diaries)
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Historical Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 17
Reviewer's Location - Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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Roman Diary is a story about a Greek girl named Iliona. A warehouse that Iliona's father owned burned to the ground so her father must travel immediately to see it rebuilt. This causes her father to decide that the family shall move to Alexandria. While traveling to Egypt with her parents and little brother, Apollo, their ship is attacked. Iliona and Apollo are soon orphaned and become slaves. While being bought and sold they end up in Rome where they are separated from each other. Iliona struggles with the changes of her life, when she meets her master and mistress. She meets her master and mistress and makes a friend named Cytheris.


Roman Diary is a great adventure story that tells about the ancient Romans and their culture. I love how the book has a glossary and goes into detail about event, gladiators and battles. I also enjoyed the pictures. The only negative things about it that I could think of was that it didn't tell the definitions of some of the words right way. It wasn't until the end of the book do you find out. I would highly recommend this book to people who like historical fiction books and who are interested in how the Romans slaves lived.

Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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It talks a it about child abuse, how they can do anything with slaves, battles with dead soldiers, executions, gladiator fights, and slight nudity.

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