Brave Cloelia: Retold from the Account in the History of Early Rome by the Roman Historian Titus Livius

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Getty Publications, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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In his History of Early Rome, the ancient historian Livy tells the story of a Roman girl named Cloelia who was taken prisoner by Larth Porsena, the king of the Etruscans. Cloelia came up with a daring plan of escape from her Etruscan captors and in the process won the admiration of all Rome and of the Etruscan king himself, who freed her. For saving her city, a grateful Rome set up a statue in her honor, the first such ever to be put on the Sacred Way. Jane Louise Curry tells this exciting and true story in Brave Cloelia, beautifully illustrated by Jeff Crosby.

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Brave Cloelia is the tale of a young Atruscan girl who hatches a plan to save the women held captive by the invading Romans. It is based on true historical events. It is especially interesting for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - YvetteKolstad - LibraryThing

This is a little known true tale about a young heroine who escaped (and led others to safety) in Rome during the sixth century B.C. I think this would be a great book to highlight during sixth grade ... Read full review

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Jane Louise Curry is the author of many books for young people, most recently Hold Up the Sky and Other Indian Tales of Texas and the Southwest and The Egyptian Box. She lives in Los Angeles. Jeff Crosby's work has appeared in numerous books and magazines. Brave Cloelia is his sixth children's book. He lives in Manhattan with his partner, Shelley, and their two dogs, Baron and Millie.

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