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ISBN: 1584741597
Author: Emma Leslie
Publisher: Lamplighter Publishing (2009)
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Rating: 4.9
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The Hedge of Thorns (Rare Collector's Series). Emma Leslie's book, Glaucia the Greek Slave, is set in Rome and Greece of approximately 59-64 . Glaucia and Laon are to be sold as slaves in Rome to pay off their dead father's debts. Glaucia becomes the property of a Roman philosopher's family while Laon is desperate to earn the money to redeem his sister from a life of slavery. While out of range for reluctant readers, Glaucia the Greek Slave will serve as a challenge to eager young students of church history.

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Glaucia : the Greek slave. Glaucia : the Greek slave. London : The Religious Tract Society.

Glaucia has been separated from her brother Laon and sold as a slave to pay for her fathers debts.

Glaucia, the Greek Slave masterfully depicts the intricacies of a momentous time in human history. Great faith, perseverance, and unyielding courage are paramount as they live according to what they know to be right and true.

After the death of their father, Glaucia and Laon are taken to Rome to be sold as slaves to pay his debts. Glaucia is sold to Valeria, the proud daughter of Fabrizzio Gracchi, a wealthy Roman philosopher who has decided to move his family to Athens so that he can continue his study of Greek philosophy. Glaucia is grateful to be going back to her native city, but feels that the gods she has loved and served have no interest in the worship of a slave.

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"Glaucia, the Greek Slave masterfully depicts the intricacies of a momentous time in human history. Ancient Rome and Greece are the backdrop for this dramatic account of the early Christians, whose belief in the one true God stands in stark contrast to the polytheistic world in which they live. Great faith, perseverance, and unyielding courage are paramount as they live according to what they know to be right and true."

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Fenritaur
If one is to read a Christian fiction story about the early day Christians during the time when Paul was traveling about and preaching, this book is just the one to read.

Glaucia and her brother Laon are being sold as Athenian slaves when their father dies and leaves behind so much debt that they are the way to pay that debt. This story is about each of them and what they go through while separated from one another. Along the way they learn about this new religion of an unknown God, but the two of them are quite devoted to their own gods.

I can imagine that this story resembles what some people would have gone through in that time. The story really shows how faith makes a difference in life.

This book is safe for teens to read.
I give this 3.75 stars.
HappyLove
This was such a great book to read, couldn't put it down!
Knights from Bernin
Following the death of their Epicurean father - a man following a hedonistic Greek philosophy that drove him into heavy debt - young siblings Glaucia and Laon are removed from Greece and taken to Rome. The proceeds from their sale will be applied to a portion of their father's debt. Young Glaucia is sold into the service of the Gracchi family as a slave to their daughter, while Laon manages to escape following a ferocious beating. After his recovery Laon vows to rescue his sister from the danger she faces as a slave owned by Romans, driven on by fear on his sisters behalf of the vicious punishments employed by Romans towards slaves who disobey.

While seeking a means and way to both find and deliver his sister from slavery Laon encounters a variety of strange individuals who speak to him about a God whose love extends even to slaves. After returning to Greece with her Roman owners, Glaucia is confronted with the gospel there as well. As the light of Christ begins to dawn in their hearts, those around them are affected by their witness and begin to seek the face of their Creator in turn.

Shortly after the death of Christ and the expansion of His church, Laon encounters Paul - author of much of the New Testament - sharing the gospel from his house arrest in Rome. Likewise, the epistles he wrote to the churches abroad (such as Corinth) are newly penned, delivered and shared between believers. As such, Glaucia coincides with a time period in which the New Testament was still being written, an exciting prospect.

Originally published in 1874, Glaucia the Greek Slave: A Tale of Athens in the First Century is the first in the Emma Leslie Church History Series, which explores significant events throughout the history of the Christian church. Emma Dixon - writing under the name of Emma Leslie in England - was a prolific children's author with over 100 titles to her name.

Written during the Victorian age her historical fiction novels include sentence structure, phrasing, and vocabulary that are rarely found today in books for young readers, let alone adults. Every Salem Ridge Press title has a large, empty margin at the bottom of each page for explaining period specific or archaic terms upon their first appearance; while I have seen this space used occasionally in other Salem Ridge titles, it is extensively utilized in Glaucia the Greek Slave.

The book contains such potentially daunting dialogue as:

"Nay; but tarry awhile and rest and refresh thyself while I break these seals," said the minister as he heard the inquiry; "unless thou art the bearer of tidings to our sister," he added.

As such, the 274 page novel will prove a challenge to all but the most intrepid young scholar. Families accustomed to reading the KJV Bible will likely have an easier time with this title, but I can certainly see why it is recommended for the ten and over age range. Certainly, if I were to read it to my younger children, they would find it quite challenging in terms of vocabulary. While out of range for reluctant readers, Glaucia the Greek Slave will serve as a challenge to eager young students of church history. Greek and Roman culture, philosophy, and religion are accurately depicted without glorifying their pantheon of gods; the evangelical zeal of the early church and spirit of meek servanthood are clearly displayed; and the violent persecution of Christians is not shied away from (another reason to limit this title to older readers). These redeeming features mark the Emma Leslie Church History Series as one to make note of for families seeking to ground their children in a solid understanding of the foundations and progress of Christianity.
Cha
Read of mighty Rome and learned Greece. Read of the majestic, prolific gods of the times like Apollo, Pallas Athene, Venus, Furtuna, and Neptune. Read of a time of magnificent wealth and distinguished philosophers. And then read of the humble beginnings of a small and despised sect of blasphemers...the Nazarenes.

Emma Leslie's book, Glaucia the Greek Slave, is set in Rome and Greece of approximately 59-64 A.D. Glaucia and Laon are to be sold as slaves in Rome to pay off their dead father's debts. Glaucia becomes the property of a Roman philosopher's family while Laon is desperate to earn the money to redeem his sister from a life of slavery. They both hold a secret about their missing and shamed mother that no one will speak to them of. Meanwhile, the Nazarenes, the name given to early Christians as Jesus was known as "the Nazarene," are spreading their unpopular message of one true, all-powerful God...a God for both the freeman and the slave, the aristocrat and the lowly, the powerful and the weak.

My final verdict: The beautiful reality of God's Living Word is that it speaks today just as it has from before time. Glaucia the Greek Slave was originally published in 1874, but it brings the message of God's redemption through Jesus Christ that is just as relevant now as it was then! The same worship of idols occurs today as described in the book. Though you won't see many images of Lares and Penates or statues of Pan or Pomona in the modern home, you will still see the same self-worship, self-indulgence, and superstition that rule people's hearts. This book, recommended for ages 10-adult, is a great fictional read to better understand the moral and spirtual attitudes of ancient Rome and Greece and to see the early Christian response to it. May we be as bold and courageous in our modern Christian walk!
Shliffiana
My children thought this story was excellent. It was easy to read and pointed them toward Christ. They want to read more books in the series now.
Quynaus
The mix of historical accuracy and an exciting plot line made this historical fiction that even my 10 year old son enjoyed. We're hoping to get some more books in this series soon.
Weetont
Love this story putting life to some of the names of believers mentioned in the New Testament. Very informative about idol worship of the Romans and Greeks. Great fictional story.

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