Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman

By Philip Freeman

Greater than thousand years after his loss of life, Julius Caesar continues to be one of many nice figures of heritage. He formed Rome for generations, and his identify grew to become a synonym for "emperor" -- not just in Rome yet as distant as Germany and Russia. he's top often called the overall who defeated the Gauls and doubled the dimensions of Rome's territories. yet, as Philip Freeman describes during this interesting new biography, Caesar was once additionally an excellent orator, an complete author, a talented flesh presser, and masses extra.

Julius Caesar was once a fancy guy, either hero and villain. He possessed nice braveness, ambition, honor, and self-esteem. Born right into a noble relatives that had lengthy been in decline, he complex his occupation cunningly, starting as a clergyman and finally turning into Rome's top normal. He made alliances along with his competitors after which discarded them while it appropriate him. He used to be a spokesman for the standard humans of Rome, who rallied round him many times, yet he profited vastly from his conquests and lived opulently. ultimately he was once murdered in a single of the main recognized assassinations in heritage.

Caesar's contemporaries integrated a few of Rome's most famed figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero in addition to the younger politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's mythical romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra nonetheless fascinates us at the present time.

during this fantastic biography, Freeman provides Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With notable readability and brevity, Freeman exhibits how Caesar ruled a newly robust Rome and formed its future. This e-book will captivate readers studying Caesar and historical Rome for the 1st time in addition to those that have a deep curiosity within the classical global.

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By Philip Freeman

Greater than thousand years after his loss of life, Julius Caesar continues to be one of many nice figures of heritage. He formed Rome for generations, and his identify grew to become a synonym for "emperor" -- not just in Rome yet as distant as Germany and Russia. he's top often called the overall who defeated the Gauls and doubled the dimensions of Rome's territories. yet, as Philip Freeman describes during this interesting new biography, Caesar was once additionally an excellent orator, an complete author, a talented flesh presser, and masses extra.

Julius Caesar was once a fancy guy, either hero and villain. He possessed nice braveness, ambition, honor, and self-esteem. Born right into a noble relatives that had lengthy been in decline, he complex his occupation cunningly, starting as a clergyman and finally turning into Rome's top normal. He made alliances along with his competitors after which discarded them while it appropriate him. He used to be a spokesman for the standard humans of Rome, who rallied round him many times, yet he profited vastly from his conquests and lived opulently. ultimately he was once murdered in a single of the main recognized assassinations in heritage.

Caesar's contemporaries integrated a few of Rome's most famed figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero in addition to the younger politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's mythical romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra nonetheless fascinates us at the present time.

during this fantastic biography, Freeman provides Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With notable readability and brevity, Freeman exhibits how Caesar ruled a newly robust Rome and formed its future. This e-book will captivate readers studying Caesar and historical Rome for the 1st time in addition to those that have a deep curiosity within the classical global.

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Theodosius. The Empire at Bay by Stephen Williams

By Stephen Williams

Emperor Theodosius (379-95) was once the final Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West and his reign represents a turning element within the guidelines and fortunes of the overdue Roman Empire. during this imperial biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell collect literary, archaeological and numismatic proof referring to this Roman emperor, learning his army and political struggles, which he fought heroically yet eventually in vain.Summoned from retirement to the throne after the disastrous Roman defeat through the Goths at Adrianople, Theodosius used to be referred to as directly to rebuild the armies and placed the shattered country again jointly. He instituted a brand new coverage in the direction of the barbarians, within which international relations performed a bigger position than army may, at a time of accelerating frontier risks and acute manpower scarcity. He was once additionally the founding father of the confirmed Apostolic Catholic Church. not like different Christian emperors, he suppressed either heresy and paganism and enforced orthodoxy by way of law.The course used to be a diffucult one, yet Theodosius (and his successor, Stilicho) had little selection. This new learn convincingly demonstrates how a chain of political misfortunes resulted in the separation of the japanese and Western empires which intended that the overlordship of Rome in Europe faded into mere ceremonial. The authors study the emperor and his personality and the country of the Roman empire, placing his reign within the context of the stricken occasions.

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By Stephen Williams

Emperor Theodosius (379-95) was once the final Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West and his reign represents a turning element within the guidelines and fortunes of the overdue Roman Empire. during this imperial biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell collect literary, archaeological and numismatic proof referring to this Roman emperor, learning his army and political struggles, which he fought heroically yet eventually in vain.Summoned from retirement to the throne after the disastrous Roman defeat through the Goths at Adrianople, Theodosius used to be referred to as directly to rebuild the armies and placed the shattered country again jointly. He instituted a brand new coverage in the direction of the barbarians, within which international relations performed a bigger position than army may, at a time of accelerating frontier risks and acute manpower scarcity. He was once additionally the founding father of the confirmed Apostolic Catholic Church. not like different Christian emperors, he suppressed either heresy and paganism and enforced orthodoxy by way of law.The course used to be a diffucult one, yet Theodosius (and his successor, Stilicho) had little selection. This new learn convincingly demonstrates how a chain of political misfortunes resulted in the separation of the japanese and Western empires which intended that the overlordship of Rome in Europe faded into mere ceremonial. The authors study the emperor and his personality and the country of the Roman empire, placing his reign within the context of the stricken occasions.

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The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History by James J. O'Donnell

By James J. O'Donnell

The dream Alexander the good and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the center East in one group shuddered after which collapsed within the wars and failures of the 6th century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell—who final introduced readers his masterful, irritating, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine—revisits this outdated tale in a clean means, bringing domestic its occasionally painful relevance to today's concerns.

With unforeseen aspect and in his hauntingly bright type, O'Donnell starts off at a time of obvious Roman revival and brings readers to the instant of approaching cave in that simply preceded the increase of Islam. unlawful migrations of peoples, non secular wars, international pandemics, and the enticements of empire: Rome's finish foreshadows today's crises and gives tricks easy methods to navigate them—if current leaders will heed this tale.

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By James J. O'Donnell

The dream Alexander the good and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the center East in one group shuddered after which collapsed within the wars and failures of the 6th century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell—who final introduced readers his masterful, irritating, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine—revisits this outdated tale in a clean means, bringing domestic its occasionally painful relevance to today's concerns.

With unforeseen aspect and in his hauntingly bright type, O'Donnell starts off at a time of obvious Roman revival and brings readers to the instant of approaching cave in that simply preceded the increase of Islam. unlawful migrations of peoples, non secular wars, international pandemics, and the enticements of empire: Rome's finish foreshadows today's crises and gives tricks easy methods to navigate them—if current leaders will heed this tale.

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Philippi 42 BC -The death of the Roman Republic by Si Sheppard

By Si Sheppard

Immortalized in Shakespeare's play at the lifestyles and dying of Julius Caesar, the conflict of Philippi was once the ultimate conflict among the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian opposed to the forces of Caesar's assassins Brutus and Longinus through the Roman civil wars that took position within the 40s and 30s BC. Si Sheppard takes an in depth examine the crusade that was once waged round the Macedonian urban of Philipi. the 1st engagement at the third of October used to be indecisive as Octavian's forces have been routed by way of these of Brutus, yet Cassius' camp was once captured via Mark Antony's males; wrongly fearing that Brutus was once useless and that each one was once misplaced for his reason, Cassius devoted suicide - depriving the Republicans in their so much talented commander. meanwhile, the Republicans' naval forces had controlled to intercept and smash the provision ships of the Triumvirs within the Adriatic, a significant blow to Octavian and Mark Anthony. Expertly detailing the altering fates of the opposing facets, their successes and screw ups illustrated in a number of maps, the e-book then turns to the ultimate levels of the crusade. because the Triumvirs' forces slowly moved their fieldworks in the direction of their enemies' positions, Brutus, unaware of the destruction of Calvinus's fleet and seeing few different strategies on hand to him, determined to provide conflict. within the bloody and shut strive against, legionary fought legionary amid nice slaughter, until eventually Brutus' forces have been eventually routed and his camp overrun. Brutus fled and devoted suicide tomorrow. The Republican move overwhelmed, Rome now rested within the arms of the second one Triumvirate. this can be the heritage of the Philippi crusade that sounded the ultimate loss of life knell for the Republican circulate.

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By Si Sheppard

Immortalized in Shakespeare's play at the lifestyles and dying of Julius Caesar, the conflict of Philippi was once the ultimate conflict among the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian opposed to the forces of Caesar's assassins Brutus and Longinus through the Roman civil wars that took position within the 40s and 30s BC. Si Sheppard takes an in depth examine the crusade that was once waged round the Macedonian urban of Philipi. the 1st engagement at the third of October used to be indecisive as Octavian's forces have been routed by way of these of Brutus, yet Cassius' camp was once captured via Mark Antony's males; wrongly fearing that Brutus was once useless and that each one was once misplaced for his reason, Cassius devoted suicide - depriving the Republicans in their so much talented commander. meanwhile, the Republicans' naval forces had controlled to intercept and smash the provision ships of the Triumvirs within the Adriatic, a significant blow to Octavian and Mark Anthony. Expertly detailing the altering fates of the opposing facets, their successes and screw ups illustrated in a number of maps, the e-book then turns to the ultimate levels of the crusade. because the Triumvirs' forces slowly moved their fieldworks in the direction of their enemies' positions, Brutus, unaware of the destruction of Calvinus's fleet and seeing few different strategies on hand to him, determined to provide conflict. within the bloody and shut strive against, legionary fought legionary amid nice slaughter, until eventually Brutus' forces have been eventually routed and his camp overrun. Brutus fled and devoted suicide tomorrow. The Republican move overwhelmed, Rome now rested within the arms of the second one Triumvirate. this can be the heritage of the Philippi crusade that sounded the ultimate loss of life knell for the Republican circulate.

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Frommer's Rome 2006 (Frommer's Complete) by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

An entire consultant to the city's points of interest, from the Colosseum to the Vatican. With directory that assist you construct your individual itinerary, plus a complete bankruptcy choked with certain jogging excursions, this in-depth advisor is just even more targeted and accomplished than its significant festival. you can find authoritative yet fun-to-use insurance of the entire old ruins, extraordinary artistic endeavors, and engaging church buildings, with necessary insights that may improve your journey. we've got supplied the entire history info you want to take pleasure in and comprehend what you are seeing. you can find candid stories of a massive number of lodgings and eating places in all cost levels. it is all right here in a single easy-to-use consultant, entire with a convenient word list of Italian words, a colour fold-out map, and an internet listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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By Darwin Porter

An entire consultant to the city's points of interest, from the Colosseum to the Vatican. With directory that assist you construct your individual itinerary, plus a complete bankruptcy choked with certain jogging excursions, this in-depth advisor is just even more targeted and accomplished than its significant festival. you can find authoritative yet fun-to-use insurance of the entire old ruins, extraordinary artistic endeavors, and engaging church buildings, with necessary insights that may improve your journey. we've got supplied the entire history info you want to take pleasure in and comprehend what you are seeing. you can find candid stories of a massive number of lodgings and eating places in all cost levels. it is all right here in a single easy-to-use consultant, entire with a convenient word list of Italian words, a colour fold-out map, and an internet listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Strabo of Amasia: A Greek Man of Letters in Augustan Rome by Daniela Dueck

By Daniela Dueck

Strabo of Amasia bargains an highbrow biography of Strabo, a Greek guy of letters, set opposed to the political and cultural heritage of Augustan Rome. It deals the 1st full-scale interpretation of the guy and his lifestyles in English. It emphasises where and significance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself inside of those highbrow circles. It argues for a deeper realizing of the fusion of Greek and Roman parts within the tradition of the Roman Empire. notwithstanding he wrote in Greek, Strabo has to be considered as an 'Augustan' author like Virgil or Livy.

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By Daniela Dueck

Strabo of Amasia bargains an highbrow biography of Strabo, a Greek guy of letters, set opposed to the political and cultural heritage of Augustan Rome. It deals the 1st full-scale interpretation of the guy and his lifestyles in English. It emphasises where and significance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself inside of those highbrow circles. It argues for a deeper realizing of the fusion of Greek and Roman parts within the tradition of the Roman Empire. notwithstanding he wrote in Greek, Strabo has to be considered as an 'Augustan' author like Virgil or Livy.

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Prime-Detecting Sieves by Harman, Glyn

By Harman, Glyn

This e-book seeks to explain the speedy improvement in fresh many years of sieve tools in a position to discover major numbers. the topic all started with Eratosthenes in antiquity, took on new form with Legendre's kind of the sieve, used to be considerably remodeled by way of Ivan M. Vinogradov and Yuri V. Linnik, yet got here into its personal with Robert C. Vaughan and demanding contributions from others, significantly Roger Heath-Brown and Henryk Iwaniec.  Read more...

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By Harman, Glyn

This e-book seeks to explain the speedy improvement in fresh many years of sieve tools in a position to discover major numbers. the topic all started with Eratosthenes in antiquity, took on new form with Legendre's kind of the sieve, used to be considerably remodeled by way of Ivan M. Vinogradov and Yuri V. Linnik, yet got here into its personal with Robert C. Vaughan and demanding contributions from others, significantly Roger Heath-Brown and Henryk Iwaniec.  Read more...

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Rome: A Living Portrait of an Ancient City by Stephen L. Dyson

By Stephen L. Dyson

Stephen L. Dyson has spent a life-time learning and instructing the background of old Rome. That unprecedented wisdom is mirrored in his magisterial assessment of the everlasting City.

Rather than glance basically on the actual improvement of the city―its constructions, monuments, and concrete spaces―Dyson additionally explores its social, monetary, and cultural histories. This special approach situates Rome opposed to a historical past of comparative city historical past and thought, permitting Dyson to check the dynamic society that when thrived there. In his own attempt to reconstruct town, Dyson populates its streets with the moved quickly politicians, hawking proprietors, and lively scholars that after lived, labored, and studied there, bringing the traditional urban to lifestyles for a brand new iteration of scholars and travelers.

Dyson follows Rome because it constructed among the 3rd century BC and the fourth century advert, dividing the nice megalopolis into certain neighborhoods and locales. He exhibits how those groups, every one with its personal specific customs and colourful population, ultimately grew into the good imperial capital of the Italian Empire.

Dyson integrates the entire diversity of assets available―literary, inventive, epigraphic, and archaeological―to create a entire background of the huge urban. In doing so, he deals a dramatic photo of a fancy and altering city heart that, regardless of its flaws, flourished for centuries.

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By Stephen L. Dyson

Stephen L. Dyson has spent a life-time learning and instructing the background of old Rome. That unprecedented wisdom is mirrored in his magisterial assessment of the everlasting City.

Rather than glance basically on the actual improvement of the city―its constructions, monuments, and concrete spaces―Dyson additionally explores its social, monetary, and cultural histories. This special approach situates Rome opposed to a historical past of comparative city historical past and thought, permitting Dyson to check the dynamic society that when thrived there. In his own attempt to reconstruct town, Dyson populates its streets with the moved quickly politicians, hawking proprietors, and lively scholars that after lived, labored, and studied there, bringing the traditional urban to lifestyles for a brand new iteration of scholars and travelers.

Dyson follows Rome because it constructed among the 3rd century BC and the fourth century advert, dividing the nice megalopolis into certain neighborhoods and locales. He exhibits how those groups, every one with its personal specific customs and colourful population, ultimately grew into the good imperial capital of the Italian Empire.

Dyson integrates the entire diversity of assets available―literary, inventive, epigraphic, and archaeological―to create a entire background of the huge urban. In doing so, he deals a dramatic photo of a fancy and altering city heart that, regardless of its flaws, flourished for centuries.

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Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman by Sinclair Bell, Teresa Ramsby

By Sinclair Bell, Teresa Ramsby

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery have been lifted? How have been they reintegrated into society, and what used to be their social place and standing? What contributions did they make to the society that had as soon as - occasionally brutally - repressed them? This assortment builds on fresh dynamic paintings on Roman freedmen, the participants drawing upon a wealthy and sundry physique of proof - visible, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to explain the impression of freed slaves on Roman society and tradition amid the shadow in their former servitude. The contributions span the interval among the 1st century BC and the early 3rd century advert and survey the territories of the Roman Republic and Empire, whereas targeting Italy and Rome.

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By Sinclair Bell, Teresa Ramsby

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery have been lifted? How have been they reintegrated into society, and what used to be their social place and standing? What contributions did they make to the society that had as soon as - occasionally brutally - repressed them? This assortment builds on fresh dynamic paintings on Roman freedmen, the participants drawing upon a wealthy and sundry physique of proof - visible, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to explain the impression of freed slaves on Roman society and tradition amid the shadow in their former servitude. The contributions span the interval among the 1st century BC and the early 3rd century advert and survey the territories of the Roman Republic and Empire, whereas targeting Italy and Rome.

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The Cambridge Ancient History: Rome and the Mediterranean to by A. E. Astin

By A. E. Astin

Quantity VIII covers the interval from instantly prior to the second one Punic warfare to 133 B.C., the time whilst Rome received potent political mastery of the Mediterranean lands. From the Carthaginians in Spain, the second one Punic struggle, and the 1st Roman involvement around the Adriatic, the development of Roman energy is traced during the conquests in Cisalpine Gaul, Spain and Africa within the west and during the conflicts within the east with Macedonia, the Seleucid empire, and eventually the Greeks. Interspersed with those topics are chapters at the Seleucids and their competitors, the Greeks of Bactria and India, the inner political lifetime of Rome, and advancements in Rome's relationships together with her allies and acquaintances in Italy. concluding chapters discover the interactions, either highbrow and fabric, among the Roman and Italian culture and the Greek international.

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By A. E. Astin

Quantity VIII covers the interval from instantly prior to the second one Punic warfare to 133 B.C., the time whilst Rome received potent political mastery of the Mediterranean lands. From the Carthaginians in Spain, the second one Punic struggle, and the 1st Roman involvement around the Adriatic, the development of Roman energy is traced during the conquests in Cisalpine Gaul, Spain and Africa within the west and during the conflicts within the east with Macedonia, the Seleucid empire, and eventually the Greeks. Interspersed with those topics are chapters at the Seleucids and their competitors, the Greeks of Bactria and India, the inner political lifetime of Rome, and advancements in Rome's relationships together with her allies and acquaintances in Italy. concluding chapters discover the interactions, either highbrow and fabric, among the Roman and Italian culture and the Greek international.

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