By Rosemary Sutcliff
Britain, A.D. 343. the tip of Roman rule. The Antonine Wall has fallen and order slowly collapses at the northernmost fringe of the empire. The little safety that Rome has from the Dalriad and Caledone tribes comes from a small submit of half-wild legionnaires: The Frontier Wolves. in the course of a interval of tentative peace in Northern Britain, a tender commander is shipped to preside over this undisciplined lot at their borderland outpost. but Alexios Flavius Aquila is familiar with his project to Castellum used to be no longer a advertising. After leaving behind a fortress within the German province in the course of a barbarian assault, the Centurion misplaced part his males. have been his uncle no longer the governor of northern Britain, Alexios wouldn't be calling himself a legionnaire in any respect. Given the conditions, this exile used to be humane.
In this quick-moving ancient novel, acclaimed writer Rosemary Sutcliff realizes Alexios's struggles to include, govern, and eventually earn the honour of those Frontier Wolves. His tenure with the pack calls for a stability, too, among controlling and honoring the tribes that occupy Roman land. in the course of an overpowering raid on the book's finish, Alexios is confronted with an identical determination that just about rate him his profession. This time, he back orders his males to desert their fortress and leads them on a harrowing trek southward, in the direction of Hadrian's Wall, and safeguard. With the vicious Northern tribes at his men's heels for the full trip, it's not till he reaches the castle at Habitancum that he understands he selected properly.
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Traditional Jewish homes may keep a tzedakah box for collecting coins. During Hanukkah, since children usually receive gifts, some families perform tzedakah to teach that giving is as important as receiving. Hebrew letter number In Jewish lore, each is assigned a . The word chai meaning “life” or “good luck,” has a value of 18; any multiple of 18 is commonly considered a lucky number. To my aunts and uncles, Selma and Herman Krauss and Edna and Albert Rettig: May your candles burn bright! —L. K.
L. K. M. For Dr. Désiré Amsellem. who was a very dear friend. And many thanks to The Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris. —E. S. Text © 2010 by Laura Krauss Melmed. Illustrations © 2010 by Elisabeth Schlossberg. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Melmed, Laura Krauss. Eight winter nights : a family Hanukkah book / by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg.