Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman

By Philip Freeman

Greater than thousand years after his loss of life, Julius Caesar is still one of many nice figures of heritage. He formed Rome for generations, and his identify turned a synonym for "emperor" -- not just in Rome yet as distant as Germany and Russia. he's most sensible referred to as the final who defeated the Gauls and doubled the scale of Rome's territories. yet, as Philip Freeman describes during this attention-grabbing new biography, Caesar was once additionally an excellent orator, an complete author, a talented flesh presser, and lots more and plenty extra.

Julius Caesar was once a posh guy, either hero and villain. He possessed nice braveness, ambition, honor, and conceit. Born right into a noble relatives that had lengthy been in decline, he complicated his profession cunningly, starting as a clergyman and at last turning into Rome's top common. He made alliances along with his opponents after which discarded them whilst it appropriate him. He was once a spokesman for the standard humans of Rome, who rallied round him repeatedly, yet he profited vastly from his conquests and lived opulently. ultimately he was once murdered in a single of the main well-known assassinations in heritage.

Caesar's contemporaries incorporated 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 this present day.

during this perfect biography, Freeman provides Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With notable readability and brevity, Freeman indicates how Caesar ruled a newly strong Rome and formed its future. This booklet will captivate readers learning Caesar and old Rome for the 1st time in addition to those that have a deep curiosity within the classical international.

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Roman Legionary 58 BC-AD 69 by Ross Cowan

By Ross Cowan

The interval 31 BC-AD forty three observed the best enlargement of the Roman Empire. In 31 BC Octavian defeated Antony on the conflict of Actium and remodelled the semi-professional Roman military right into a everlasting strength of 28 legions. Octavian grew to become the 1st emperor (Augustus) and below his management the legions conquered northern Spain, all Europe south of the Danube line and Germany west of the Elbe. The legionaries exemplified the heroic tradition of the Roman international and this identify takes a behind-the-scenes examine their lives, education, weaponry and strategies, together with the bloody bloodbath of the Teutoberg woodland.

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Pocket Rough Guide Rome by Martin Dunford

By Martin Dunford

The simplest Rome has to provide - on your pocket. "Pocket tough consultant Rome" is your crucial consultant to Italy's capital, with the all of the key points of interest, eating places, retailers and bars, in an easy-to-use structure, with a full-colour, pull-out map. no matter if you've gotten a day or a couple of days at your disposal, our itineraries assist you plan your journey, and the simplest of part alternatives out the Roman highlights you won't are looking to leave out, from the Galleria Borghese's striking artwork assortment to vertiginous perspectives from St Peter's dome. Divided via region for simple navigation, the locations part is written in "Rough Guide's" trademark sincere and informative kind, with listings of the must-see attractions and our decide of the locations to devour, drink and dance, from tucked-away trattorias to the suitable aperitivo bars to kick off an evening out. utilize some time with the "Pocket tough advisor Rome".

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A written republic : Cicero's philosophical politics by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Baraz, Yelena; Cicero, Marcus

By Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Baraz, Yelena; Cicero, Marcus Tullius

In the forties BCE, in the course of his compelled retirement from politics lower than Caesar's dictatorship, Cicero grew to become to philosophy, generating an immense and demanding physique of labor. As he was once conscious, this was once an strange venture for a Roman statesman simply because Romans have been usually adverse to philosophy, perceiving it as overseas and incompatible with pleasant one's responsibility as a citizen. How, then, are we to appreciate Cicero's choice to pursue philosophy within the context of the political, highbrow, and cultural lifetime of the overdue Roman republic? In A Written Republic, Yelena Baraz takes up this query and makes the case that philosophy for Cicero used to be no longer a retreat from politics yet a continuation of politics through different ability, an alternate approach to life a political lifestyles and serving the country below newly limited stipulations.

Baraz examines the rhetorical conflict that Cicero phases in his philosophical prefaces--a conflict among the forces that might oppose or aid his undertaking. He provides his philosophy as in detail attached to the recent political situations and his exclusion from politics. His goal--to gain the country by way of delivering new ethical assets for the Roman elite--was conventional, whether his approach to translating Greek philosophical wisdom into Latin and mixing Greek resources with Roman history was once unorthodox.

A Written Republic offers a brand new standpoint on Cicero's perception of his philosophical venture whereas additionally including to the wider photograph of late-Roman political, highbrow, and cultural life.

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Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Rome by Sylvie Hogg

By Sylvie Hogg

"Like being taken round by means of a savvy local." –The long island instances "Little fluff and many fun." –Boston Globe "Hipper and savvier than different guides." –Diversion journal Are you uninterested in clich?-ridden guidebooks choked with promotional fluff? Then movement over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the commute sequence that no vacationer board could dare to suggest. glance within for the lowdown on: motels for the well-heeled and the sensibly-shod the place to determine priests’ bones, "talking" statues, and lesser-known Michelangelos sights to line up for–and these to pass Where–and when–to get pleasure from a formal cappuccino retailers to scour for the most recent baggage, boots, and papal vestments the simplest piazzas, outdoors cafes, and discos for individuals looking at, wine sipping, nightclubbing, and doing because the Romans do

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Bandits in the Roman Empire: Myth and Reality by Thomas Grunewald

By Thomas Grunewald

This wide-ranging and informative survey of 'outsider' teams within the Roman Empire will give a contribution significantly to our figuring out of Roman social heritage. analyzing males similar to as Viriatus, Tacfarinus, Maternus and Bulla Felix, who have been referred to as latrones after clashing with the imperial gurus, particular consciousness is given to might be the best-known 'bandit' of all, Spartacus, and to people who impersonated the emperor Nero after his demise. issues coated contain: * Whom did the Romans see as bandits (latrones)? * What did they comprehend as theft (lactrocinium)?* How urgent used to be the danger that the bandits posed?* How did their contemporaries understand the risk? we're proven that the time period latrones was once not only used to consult criminals yet used to be metaphorically and disparagingly utilized to failed political rebels, competitors and avengers. The notice additionally got here to symbolize the 'noble brigands', idealising the underdog as a method of criticising the profitable facet. the writer for this reason offers 'the bandit' as a literary build instead of a social kind.

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Lorica Segmentata Volume I: A Handbook of Articulated Roman by M.C. Bishop

By M.C. Bishop

This in-depth exam of Roman plate armour discusses all major facts, together with formerly unpublished fabric, to spot the relevant forms. Bishop examines the strengths and weaknesses of this kind of armour in addition to the technical and functional info of its manufacture and use. The learn is complemented by means of photos and drawings of unique unearths along full-sized computer-generated reconstructions. at present out of inventory. writer is reprinting and we'll have inventory in December 2003. you'll position your order now and we are going to send it to you whilst it turns into on hand.

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The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organization, Investment, by Alan Bowman, Andrew Wilson (eds.)

By Alan Bowman, Andrew Wilson (eds.)

This quantity is a suite of stories which provides new analyses of the character and scale of Roman agriculture within the Mediterranean international from c. a hundred BC to advert 350. It offers a transparent knowing of the elemental good points of Roman agricultural creation via learning the documentary and archaeological proof for the modes of land exploitation and the association, improvement of, and funding during this area of the Roman economic climate.

Moving considerably past the easy assumption that agriculture used to be the dominant region of the traditional financial system, the amount explores what was once distinctive and detailed approximately it, specially with a view of its improvement and integration in the course of a interval of enlargement and prosperity around the empire. The papers exemplify more than a few attainable methods to learning and, inside of limits, quantifying features of Roman agricultural creation, marshalling a wide volume of proof, mainly archaeological and papyrological, to handle very important questions of the association and function of this region within the Roman world.

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Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry by Chris Gosden, Helena Hamerow, Philip de Jersey, Gary Lock

By Chris Gosden, Helena Hamerow, Philip de Jersey, Gary Lock

For nearly 40 years the learn of the Iron Age in Britain has been ruled via Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe. among the Nineteen Sixties and Eighties he led a chain of large-scale excavations at recognized websites together with the Roman baths at bathtub, Fishbourne Roman palace, and Danebury hillfort which revolutionized our knowing of Iron Age society, and the interplay among this international of ''barbarians'' and the classical civilizations of the Mediterranean. His general textual content on Iron Age groups in Britain is in its fourth version, and he has released groundbreaking volumes of synthesis on The historic Celts (OUP, 1997) and at the peoples of the Atlantic coast, Facing the Ocean (OUP, 2001). This quantity brings jointly papers from greater than thirty of Professor Cunliffe's colleagues and scholars to mark his retirement from the Chair of eu Archaeology on the college of Oxford, a put up which he has held considering that 1972. The breadth of the contributions, extending over 800 years and varying from the Atlantic fringes to the jap Mediterranean, is testimony to Barry Cunliffe's personal terribly extensive pursuits.

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