Seven senior citizens make their marks on history in their own time and in their own place.
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As a young king of Sparta, Agis wants to bring his country back to its former glory, but his propositions of reforms are met with suspicion instead of acceptance.When his reforms are finally begun, he finds that reform is not as simple as it once seemed.With revolt in the air, Agis must hold his country together – or risk watching it split apart.
Seven different seniors from different eras, each ensnared in the harsh difficulties of their historical periods which range from ancient Rome to contemporary America, dramatically show a common link of values that bolster them with courage and dignity as they struggle to not only survive but prevail over their terrible problems. Each senior is faced with a life-altering decision with their dilemmas involving beheadings and a confusion of loyalties in Parthia, Rome’s great rival; suffering the cruelty of the Inquisition in medieval Germany; escaping the clutches of Napoleonic intrigue as a reluctant “spy”; venturing on the dangerous journey west to California through Indian territory on a prairie schooner; the irony of elder abuse reversed; and an odd campaign of public service featuring “senior commandos.” The stories of their tribulations and triumphs graphically show the strength and durability of the human spirit that defies age as well as time and geography.