“Caius is a Dumbell”
These words are the premise for a cute book that we are reading aloud. One of our homeschool read-alouds is Dectectives in Togas. The author used these words, originally found in Latin, that were discovered in the ruins of Pompeii hundreds of years after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Apparently, some child had scrawled these words on a wall. That just goes to show how children are the same today as centuries ago! This book is a cute who-dun-it set in Ancient Rome. Rufus wrote these words about Caius in the Xanthos School. This event leads to a fight, an expulsion, and then a great mystery about the defacement of a temple with the same words written upon the walls. This book is a great supplemtent to any study of Ancient Rome. Even if you have no plans to study Rome, you should read it just for fun!


  1. Bill, Misty, Will, and Laura Ann says:

    Kim, I know that you are doing a great job teaching your children. You make me want to be in your classroom! I just wanted to tell you: Good Job. Misty

  2. Scott Hayden says:

    Fun 🙂

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