Download e-book for iPad: The Jewish Revolts Against Rome, A.D. 66-135: A Military by James J. Bloom

By James J. Bloom

ISBN-10: 0786444797

ISBN-13: 9780786444793

Throughout the first and moment centuries A.D., the supremacy of the Roman Empire used to be aggressively challenged through 3 Jewish rebellions. The evidence surrounding the preliminary rebellion of A.D. 66-74 were filtered during the biased debts of Judeao Roman historian Flavius Josephus. basic information about the following Diaspora rebel (A.D. 115-117) and the Bar Kochba uprising (A.D. 132-135) is proscribed to fragmentary anecdotes emphasizing the non secular implications of the 2 insurrections. against this, this analytical heritage focuses objectively at the army facets of all 3 Judean uprisings. The occasions top as much as every one uprising are special, whereas the 9 appendices hide such subject matters because the nature and variety of the Jewish rebels and the genuine reliability of the arguable Josephus. One appendix hypothesizes another background of the conflict among Jerusalem and Rome.

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Download e-book for kindle: Ceremony and Power: Performing Politics in Rome between by Geoffrey Sumi

By Geoffrey Sumi

ISBN-10: 0472025929

ISBN-13: 9780472025923

ISBN-10: 0472115170

ISBN-13: 9780472115174

In rite and gear, Geoffrey Sumi is worried with the connection among political strength and public ceremonial within the Roman Republic, with specific specialize in the severe months following Ceasar's assassination and later as Augustus turned the 1st emperor of Rome. The booklet lines using quite a few public ceremonies, together with assemblies of the folks, triumphs, funerals, and video games, as a method for politicians during this interval of instability and transition to form their public pictures and consolidate their energy and status. finally, Sumi exhibits that the need of the folks, whether or not they have been the citizens assembled on the comitia, the citizen physique on the contio, the spectators on the theater, the group on the triumph, or mourners at a funeral, strongly motivated the selections and activities of Roman aristocrats.

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Download e-book for kindle: Warlords of Republican Rome: Caesar Against Pompey by Nic Fields

By Nic Fields

ISBN-10: 1935149067

ISBN-13: 9781935149064

The fateful conflict among of history's maximum generals . . .

The battle among Caesar and Pompey used to be one of many defining moments in Roman heritage. The conflict among those nice generals gripped the eye in their contemporaries and it has interested historians ever seeing that. those strong males have been one of the dominant personalities in their age, and their fight for supremacy divided Rome. during this unique and perceptive research Nic Fields explores the advanced, frequently brutal global of Roman politics and the deadly contention of Caesar and Pompey that grew out of it. He reconsiders them as contributors and politicians and, especially, as squaddies. His hugely readable account of this contest for energy supplies a brilliant perception into the increase and fall of 2 of the best warlords of the traditional world.

Dr Nic Fields is an old historian with exact services within the heritage of Greek and Roman struggle. He has released many articles and several other monographs at the topic. prior to turning to historic heritage, he served as an officer within the Royal Marines. he's a former assistant director on the British tuition at Athens, and he has labored as a lecturer and consultant, specifically for the Smithsonian Institute. He has additionally taught American undergraduates on study-abroad courses at associations akin to Beaver collage in Athens and The Athens Centre.

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Read e-book online The Archaeology of Ancient Sicily PDF

By R. Ross Holloway

ISBN-10: 0203469623

ISBN-13: 9780203469620

ISBN-10: 0415237912

ISBN-13: 9780415237918

From the Palaeolithic to the later Roman interval, The Archaeology of old Sicily explores all of the major themes of archaeological curiosity. those diversity from Greek colinization, sancyuaries and burial, the structure of temples, homes, theaters, and army websites, to sculpture, the towns of the island and the Sicels. Separate sections discover the interesting coinage of Sicily and the recognized overdue Roman villa at Piazza Armerina.

With transparent, concise and illuminating remark and over two hundred illustrations, this ebook remains to be the normal paintings at the archaeology of old Sicily.

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Download e-book for iPad: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

By Edward Gibbon

ISBN-10: 0140437649

ISBN-13: 9780140437645

Spanning 13 centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by means of the Turks, "Decline & Fall" is without doubt one of the maximum narratives in ecu Literature. David Womersley's masterly choice and bridging statement permits the reader to obtain a normal experience of the growth and argument of the full paintings and monitors the whole number of Gibbon's fulfillment.

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Download e-book for iPad: Britain and Its Empire in the Shadow of Rome: The Reception by Sarah J. Butler

By Sarah J. Butler

ISBN-10: 1441159258

ISBN-13: 9781441159250

Drawing on new basic resource proof, this quantity evaluates historical Rome's impact on an English highbrow culture from the 1850s to the Twenties as politicians, scientists, economists and social reformers addressed 3 primary debates of the interval - Empire, state, and town. those debates emerged due to political, monetary and social swap either within the Empire and Britain, and coalesced round problems with degeneracy, morality, and neighborhood. As principles of political freedom have been subsumed via principles of civilization, top preserved by means of technocratic governance, the political and ancient specialize in Republican Rome used to be progressively displaced by means of curiosity within the Imperial interval of the Roman emperors. in addition, because the spectre of the British Empire and state in decline elevated in the direction of the flip of the 19th century, the reception of Imperial Rome itself used to be reworked. by means of the Nineteen Twenties, following the top of global warfare I, Imperial Rome was once conjured right into a new framework echoing that of the British Empire and attractive to the surging nationalistic mood.

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