Viriathus

Author: Luis Silva
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473826896
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Viriathus from the Author: Luis Silva. In the middle years of the second century BC, Rome was engaged in the conquest and pacification of what is now Spain and Portugal. They met with determined resistance from several tribes but nobody defied them with more determination and skill than Viriathus. Apparently of humble birth, he emerged as a leader after the treacherous massacre of the existing tribal chieftains and soon proved himself a gifted and audacious commander. Relying on hit and run guerrilla tactics, he inflicted repeated humiliating reverses upon the theoretically superior Roman forces, uniting a number of tribes in resistance to the invader and stalling their efforts at conquest and pacification for eight years. Still unbeaten in the field, he was only overcome when the Romans resorted to bribing some of his own men to assassinate him (though they reneged on the agreed payment, claiming they did not reward traitors!). Though renowned in his day Viriathus has been neglected by modern historians, a travesty that Luis Silva puts right in this thoroughly researched and accessible account. Portuguese by birth, the author draws on Portuguese research and perspectives that will be refreshing to English-language scholars and his own military experience also informs his analysis of events. What emerges is a stirring account of defiance, heroic resistance against the odds and, ultimately, treachery and tragedy.

The Roman World

Author: V. Chapot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113473140X
Size: 39.32 MB
Format: PDF
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The Roman World from the Author: V. Chapot. Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: ÂŁ800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: ÂŁ450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: ÂŁ400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: ÂŁ650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: ÂŁ250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: ÂŁ700.00

Perils Of Empire

Author: Monte Pearson
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875866123
Size: 17.90 MB
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Perils Of Empire from the Author: Monte Pearson. " In Perils of Empire: The Roman Republic and the American Republic, the author traces how the Roman Republic gained an empire and lost its freedoms, and he ponders the expansionist foreign policy that has characterized the American Republic since Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill. This well-researched study of both long-term trends and current events highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands of ruling an empire and protecting democratic political institutions and political freedoms."--Publisher's website.

Who S Who In The Roman World

Author: John Hazel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134592515
Size: 31.72 MB
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Who S Who In The Roman World from the Author: John Hazel. Who's Who in the Roman World is a wide-ranging biographical survey of one of the greatest civilizations in history. Covering a period from the 5th century BC to AD 364, this is an authoritative and hugely enjoyable guide to an era which continues to fascinate today. The figures included come from all walks of Roman life and include some of history's most famous - not to mention infamous - figures as well as hitherto little-known, but no less fascinating, characters. These include : * the notorious emperors - Caligula; Nero; Elagabalus; Commodus * the great poets, philosophers and historians - Virgil; Tacitus; Seneca; Ovid * the brilliant politicians and soldiers - Hannibal; Scipio; Caesar; Mark Antony; Constantine * noteworthy citizens - Acte, mistress of Nero; Catiline, the revolutionary; Spartacus, champion of the slaves; Gaius Verres, the corrupt governor of Sicily. The inclusion of cross-referencing, a glossary of terms, select bibliographies, maps, genealogies and an author's preface complete what is at once a superb reference resource and an enormously entertaining read.

Ioannis Antiocheni Fragmenta Quae Supersunt Omnia

Author: Sergei Mariev
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110210312
Size: 30.72 MB
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Ioannis Antiocheni Fragmenta Quae Supersunt Omnia from the Author: Sergei Mariev. Much read in Byzantium, the historical work of John of Antioch is one of the most important, if as yet intangible, instances of the transmission of tradition in Late Antique historiography. Besides this “historiographical” relevance, the work is of particular significance as important testimony to the amalgamation of “pagan” and Christian concepts of time and history. An analysis of the achievements of the Late Antique and Early Byzantine chroniclers would be incomplete without an assessment of the role of John of Antioch. The edition of the text is accompanied by an English translation, notes and indices.

Swords Against The Senate

Author: Erik Hildinger
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Swords Against The Senate from the Author: Erik Hildinger. In the first century B.C., Rome was master of the world but could not control its own citizens and its own army