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The Early History of Rome

The Early History of Rome

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141963077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years of history, from the founding of Rome (traditionally dated to 757 BC) to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC - an era which witnessed the reign of seven kings, the establishment of the Republic, civil strife and brutal conflict. Bringing compelling characters to life, and re-presenting familiar tales - including the tragedy of Coriolanus and the story of Romulus and Remus - The Early History is a truly epic work, and a passionate warning that Rome should learn from its history.

Rome and Italy

Rome and Italy

The History of Rome from Its Foundation

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140443882
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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Traces the history of Rome from its foundation, through its defeat by the Gauls, to its rise to predominance in 293 B.C

The Rise of the Roman Empire

The Rise of the Roman Empire

  • Author: Polybius
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920505
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.

The History of Rome, Books 1-5

The History of Rome, Books 1-5

  • Author: Livy,Valerie M Warrior
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603843812
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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This edition features Valerie Warriors crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livys History; a general introduction to Livy and his work; extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information; a chronology of events; and three appendices offering additional insight into Livy and the History -- genealogies of the most prominent political figures in the early Republic, Livys relationship with Augustus, and Livys treatment of religion.

Rome and the Mediterranean

Rome and the Mediterranean

The History of Rome from its Foundation

  • Author: Titus Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141960817
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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Books XXXI to XLV cover the years from 201 b.c. to 167 b.c., when Rome emerged as ruler of the Mediterranean.

The Early History of Rome

The Early History of Rome

Books I-V of The History of Rome from Its Foundation

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140441048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the first five books of Livy's monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to Rome's recovery after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century bc. Livy vividly depicts the great characters, legends, and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 introduction, this highly regarded edition now boasts a new preface, examining the text in light of recent Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index. Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction by Robert Ogilvie.

The History of Rome

The History of Rome

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rome
  • Page: 2278
  • View: 1964
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A Critical History of Early Rome

A Critical History of Early Rome

From Prehistory to the First Punic War

  • Author: Gary Forsythe
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520249912
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Traces the history of early Rome, covering such topics as religion, language, and culture.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

  • Author: Christopher Scarre
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • ISBN: 9780670864645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the Roman Empire, from its beginning as a modest village to its transformation into a Christian theocracy

The Agricola and Germania

The Agricola and Germania

  • Author: Cornelius Tacitus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin language
  • Page: 177
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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 0857861085
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 48
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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

Makers of Rome, Nine Lives

Makers of Rome, Nine Lives

Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Macellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark Antony

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 0140441581
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 366
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Trans. with an intro. by Ian Scott-Kilvert.

The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

  • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393070897
  • Category: History
  • Page: 896
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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

The Wisdom Of Crowds

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385721706
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

The War with Hannibal

The War with Hannibal

The History of Rome from its Foundation

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141963069
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
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In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC-AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.

The Conquest of Gaul

The Conquest of Gaul

  • Author: Julius Caesar,W. A. MacDevitt
  • Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781420945140
  • Category: History
  • Page: 140
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First published just before the end of the Roman Republic by that legendary country's most immortalized leader, "The Conquest of Gaul," also called "Commentarii de Bello Gallico," is an account of Julius Caesar's capture of Gaul in the first century. Beginning with the Helvetian War in 58 BC, Caesar uses his exemplary Latin prose to explain how his forces were protecting Provence, and how they were later drawn out in campaigns against the Veneti, the Aquitani, numerous Germanic peoples, the Belgae, the Gauls, and the Bretons. Caesar, perhaps in defense of his expensive and geographically vast wars, explains the methods of his campaigns, from the timing of the seasons to provisioning and defense. This autobiographical work is both a concise reckoning of forces and an informative wartime narrative, consistently revealing the author as a politically brilliant commander and an unrivaled man.

Livy

Livy

  • Author: Livy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 147
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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

  • Author: Sallust
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101160586
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The only surviving works from one of the world's earliest historians, in important new translations Sallust's first published work, Catiline's War, contains the memorable history of the year 63, including his thoughts on Catiline, a Roman politician who made an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic. In The Jugurthine War, Sallust dwells upon the feebleness of the Senate and aristocracy, having collected materials and compiled notes for this work during his governorship of Numidia.

Istanbul

Istanbul

City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World

  • Author: Thomas F. Madden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0670016608
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 381
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Perched at the tip of Europe, gazing across to the shores of Asia, Istanbul remains as much a city of crossroads as it has been for the past two millennia. The history of this fabled metropolis--known at first as Byzantion, then Constantinople, and now Istanbul--is glorious, grandiose, and astounding. No other city has stood at the center of world events for so long, a home to great empires and diverse cultures from the Greeks to the Romans, the Italians to the Armenians, the Ottomans to the modern Turks. Prizewinning historian Thomas F. Madden's tremendous new biography of this mysterious city captures centuries of triumph and defeat, riches and poverty, seen through the lives of those who inhabited it: the emperors and empresses, craftsmen and architects, sailors and fishermen, street vendors and harem concubines. This book propels the reader on a journey of Mediterranean commerce, thought, religion, and power, running through ancient roads, wharfs, forums, and palaces. Excavating centuries of firsthand accounts, Madden sets this history against the background of men and women who forever changed their worlds, including Alexander the Great, Constantine, Empress Theodora, Mehmed the Conqueror, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Witness the construction of the massive Theodosian Walls, the embellishment of rich Hagia Sophia, and the transformation and revitalization of the Golden Horn district. From 667 BC to President Erdoğan's tumultuous twenty-first century presidency, Madden's account not only questions how we think of Istanbul's past, but also examines what we can learn from a people who have withstood invasion and threat time and time again. Through the long gaze of Madden's stirring narrative, we experience the strength of a people who endure at the intersection of faith, geography, and ideology.--Adapted from dust jacket.