This is an important day for Quintus Julius Maximus. Eager to gain support for his election campaign, he is putting on three days of Games for the citizens of Rome at the city’s newest arena. There will be gladiators, chariot races, sea battles, wild animals - everything that a Roman crowd will delight in. If this spectacle doesn’t persuade them to vote for him, nothing will! There is only one problem. Following his triumphant entry into the arena, at the head of the opening procession, Quintus Julius Maximus has disappeared! Has he simply got lost in the warren of tunnels that lie beneath the Colossuem (or Flavian amphitheatre if you want historical accuracy), or has something more sinister occurred?
How close is the relationship between Quintus and his younger brother Lucius?
What was the cause of the argument between Quintus and one of the charioteers?
Who fed the lions just before they were due to enter the arena - and with what?
What is waiting to be discovered in the backstreets of Rome?
The answer to these, and other questions, will help you uncover the truth and solve this mystery.
Do you have what it takes to solve the Case of A Riddle of Rome?
A Whole Term’s Work
Each Sleuth IT game comes with a term’s worth of resource materials for the teacher and student. A Teacher’s Guide and Student Journal (together with additional project files and templates) scaffold the lessons and projects on an episode by episode basis. Sleuth IT is designed to be used in class and working from home.
In game footage and exemplar material from the student journal are shown below.