It's the third century A.D. A Roman imperial army is marching north. Traveling with the soldiers are the cavalrymen, entire families, slaves, and livestock herders. After months of marching, the army camps at the very edge of the Roman Empire, near Cologne. And this is where a strange encounter takes place between Martilla, a young Roman slave girl, and Marbord, the son of a merchant from Scandia whom the Romans call a "barbarian." By sharing stories about their lives and lands, Martilla and Marbord come to know one another. Suddenly, someone so foreign doesn't appear strange at all.
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Published January 1, 2000
by Sagebrush Education Resources.
Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.