|Plot Summary of The Gates of Rome|
Gaius Julius Caeser is a young boy born to a noble Roman family. He leads the life of a typical young Roman noble in his fathers estate. Gaius's father is a member of the Roman senate thus he's not home often. Gaius lives in the estate with his mother Aurelia and best friend Marcus.
Gaius and Marcus both get a sound military training starting from a very young age from one of Rome's most renowned tutors Renius. Gaius has to use his knowledge sooner than anticipated due to his father's early demise in a slave riot. With his uncle Counsel Marius's help young Gaius resumes his fathers duties as a member of the Roman senate. Meanwhile Marius has to fight with Cornelius Sulla his main opponent in Rome who happens to be the other counsel.Marcus on the other hand joins the Roman army and proves to be a brave and competent officer with his strength and sound training.
Gaius puts his life into risk by supporting his uncle Marius in the civil war.
This synopsis report prepared by Shashika Fernando
|Chapter Analysis of The Gates of Rome|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
- ancient rome
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- power struggle within govt between two factions
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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