In the confusion following Vesuvius's eruption children appear to be missing and a girl called Julia asks Flavia to help find her brother, whom she believes has been kidnapped by slavers. Flavia suspects local patron Felix of being behind the abductions and goes, with her group, to his house, where she is shocked at the cruel treatment Felix's daughter Pulchra gives her slave. After Pulchra has beaten her too Nubia escapes with Kuanto, a runaway slave but soon Flavia and her friends have been captured by pirates. Only Lupus escapes and runs back for Felix to help. Felix is innocent and sends out a rescue party by which time Jonathan, using a potion of his doctor father's, has caused the pirates to hallucinate. Written by
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Did You Know?
Each episode of Roman Mysteries was shown in two parts starting in the UK on 8th May 2007. As The Pirates of Pompei dealt with children being kidnapped the series was suspended due to sensitivities about the missing Madeleine McCann. The series started being shown from the beginning again on 19th June so the first UK showing of Pirates of Pompei part 1 was on July 3rd 2007. See more
Jonathan, how many patrons does it take to change an oil lamp?
I give up, Flavia. How many patrons does it take to change an oil lamp?
Only one, but he can't do it unless twenty clients kiss his...