Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The novel opens with a celebration at the temple of Jupiter for the new counsels, Rufus and Albinus.
Most of the important Romans are in the city for the celebration.
Marius is at the celebration and wants to become a consul, but his family heritage is less than stellar making it difficult for him...
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