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The Roman History

The Roman History

From Romulus and the Foundation of Rome to the Reign of the Emperor Tiberius

  • Author: Velleius Paterculus
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603846654
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation—the first English language translation in nearly ninety years—seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index.

Views of Rome

Views of Rome

A Greek Reader

  • Author: Adam Serfass
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806160888
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 336
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Who were the ancient Romans? Views of Rome addresses this question by offering a collection of thirty-five annotated excerpts from Greek prose authors. As Adam Serfass explains in his introduction, these authors’ characterizations of the Romans run the gamut from fellow Hellenes, civilizers, and peacemakers to barbarians, boors, and warmongers. Although many of the authors featured in this volume—including Augustus, Cassius Dio, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Eusebius, Josephus, Julian, Libanius, Plutarch, Polybius, Strabo, and the writers of the New Testament—are important sources for Roman civilization, their written works are rarely presented in accessible Greek-language editions. These authors wrote in a variety of styles and dialects, and this collection enables readers to experience the range of expression the Greek language makes possible. Views of Rome is divided into five parts spanning early Rome through late antiquity. Within these parts, each prose selection is prefaced with a description of the featured author and the larger work from which the excerpt is drawn, as well as suggestions for further reading in English. The Greek passages themselves are accompanied by notes that provide crucial assistance for understanding grammar and vocabulary, thus enabling students to read the language with greater speed, accuracy, and nuance. Designed for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level readers of Greek, this student-friendly book bridges the worlds of Greece and Rome and inspires discussion of identity, empire, religion, and politics—matters much debated in classical antiquity and in the present day.

Cicero

Cicero

  • Author: Gesine Manuwald
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857735152
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 232
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) introduced Romans to the major schools of Greek philosophy, forging a Latin conceptual vocabulary that was entirely new. But for all the sophistication of his thinking, it is perhaps for his political and oratorical career that Cicero is best remembered. He was the nemesis of Catiline, whose plot to overthrow the Republic he famously denounced to the Senate. He was the selfless Consul who turned down the opportunity to join Julius Caesar and Pompey in their ruling triumvirate with Crassus. He was briefly Rome’s leading man after Caesar’s assassination in 44 BCE. And he was the indecisive schemer whose personal ambitions and bitter rivalry with Mark Antony led to his own violent death in 43 BCE as an enemy of the state. In her authoritative survey, Gesine Manuwald evokes the many faces of Cicero, as well as his complexities and seeming contradictions. She focuses on his major writings, allowing the great rhetorician to speak for himself. Cicero’s rich legacy is seen to endure in the works of Plutarch and Quintilian as well as in the speeches of Winston Churchill and Barack Obama.

Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke

Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke

  • Author: Caryn Reeder
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108471390
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 274
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Addresses the problem of the disruption of peace with war against Jerusalem in the Gospel of Luke.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

  • Author: Augustus
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 90
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Anti-corruption in History

Anti-corruption in History

From Antiquity to the Modern Era

  • Author: Guy Geltner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198809972
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  • Page: 448
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Anticorruption in History is a timely and urgent book: corruption is widely seen today as a major problem we face as a global society, undermining trust in government and financial institutions, economic efficiency, the principle of equality before the law and human wellbeing in general.Corruption, in short, is a major hurdle on the "path to Denmark" a feted blueprint for stable and successful statebuilding. The resonance of this view explains why efforts to promote anticorruption policies have proliferated in recent years. But while the subject of corruption and anticorruption hascaptured the attention of politicians, scholars, NGOs and the global media, scant attention has been paid to the link between corruption and the change of anticorruption policies over time and place, with the attendant diversity in how to define, identify and address corruption.Economists, political scientists and policy-makers in particular have been generally content with tracing the differences between low-corruption and high-corruption countries in the present and enshrining them in all manner of rankings and indices. The long-term trends - social, political, economic,cultural - potentially undergirding the position of various countries plays a very small role. Such a historical approach could help explain major moments of change in the past as well as reasons for the success and failure of specific anticorruption policies and their relation to a country's image(of itself or as construed from outside) as being more or less corrupt. It is precisely this scholarly lacuna that the present volume intends to begin to fill.The book addresses a wide range of historical contexts: Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Eurasia, Italy, France, Great Britain and Portugal as well as studies on anticorruption in the Early Modern and Modern era in Romania, the Ottoman Empire, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and theformer German Democratic Republic.

Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights [3 volumes]

Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights [3 volumes]

The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights

  • Author: J. Harold Ellens
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440803730
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 856
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The product of 35 senior scholars' research, these volumes examine the psychology driving the religious, political, and economic forces that cause turbulence and violence in human society. • Comprehensively analyzes the entire range of economic, political, and religious factors in social revolts • Brings to bear evidence from ancient archaeology, up-to-date psychological models, thoroughgoing sociological analysis, and objective historical reporting • Provides unprecedented coverage of the relevant issues in Greco-Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious dynamics that cause immense sociocultural turbulence and watershed world change • Presents a proposed unified theory of revolution throughout the work while also distinguishing and identifying individual religious, political, and economic forces and outcomes

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Text, Translation, and Commentary

  • Author: Augustus,Alison E. Cooley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316284298
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language.

Epitome of Roman history

Epitome of Roman history

  • Author: Lucius Annaeus Florus,Edward Seymour Forster
  • Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
  • ISBN: 9780674992542
  • Category: History
  • Page: 381
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Florus, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian's time. He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history (especially wars) in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals. It is based chiefly on Livy. It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus's reign (30 BCE–14 CE). This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history. Poetry by Florus is also available in the Loeb Classical Library, in Minor Latin Poets, Volume II.

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Union catalogs
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Women and Politics in Ancient Rome

Women and Politics in Ancient Rome

  • Author: Richard A. Bauman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134821344
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Age of Augustus

The Age of Augustus

  • Author: Werner Eck
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781405182034
  • Category: History
  • Page: 209
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Tells the story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch. This title traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome's transformation from a republic to an empire. From the war against the assassins of Julius Caesar to his struggle against Antony and Cleopatra, it describes various aspects of Augustus' reign and the expansion of his empire.

Books for College Libraries: Language and literature

Books for College Libraries: Language and literature

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780838901786
  • Category: Academic libraries
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