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'Love Your Enemies'

'Love Your Enemies'

Jesus' Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Early Christian Paraenesis

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521220569
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 273
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Hannibal

Hannibal

The Military Biography of Rome's Greatest Enemy

  • Author: Richard A. Gabriel
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1597976865
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World

Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World

Essays and Reflections

  • Author: Frank W. Walbank
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139436052
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This volume contains nineteen of the more important of Frank Walbank's essays on Polybius and is prefaced by a critical discussion of the main aspects of work done on that author. Several of these essays deal with specific historical problems for which Polybius is a major source. Five deal with Polybius as an historian and three with his attitude towards Rome; one of these raises the question of 'treason' in relation to Polybius and Josephus. Finally, two papers discuss Polybius' later fortunes - in England up to the time of John Dryden and in twentieth-century Italy in the work of Gaetano de Sanctis. Several of these essays originally appeared in journals and collections not always easily accessible, and all students of the ancient Mediterranean world will welcome their assembly within a single volume.

Rome and the Enemy

Rome and the Enemy

Imperial Strategy in the Principate

  • Author: Susan P. Mattern,Susan P. Mattern-Parkes
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520211667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 259
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The Romans behaved on an international level like male gorillas, mafia gangsters, or participants in any society where status and security depend on one's perceived ability to inflict violence.

New Heaven, New Earth

New Heaven, New Earth

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

  • Author: Jan H. Blits
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739138236
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 229
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New Heaven, New Earth is a philosophical study ofAntony and Cleopatra. Showing that the play is as much a history play as a love story, it closely examines Shakespeare's presentation of the transition from the pagan to the Christian world—from the aftermath of the collapse of the Roman Republic and the decline of the pagan gods to the emergence of the Roman Empire and the conditions giving rise to Christianity.

Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World

Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World

Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

  • Author: Miriam Tamara Griffin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198299905
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 348
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This volume in Miriam Griffin's honour brings together international historians of the Graeco-Roman world and students of its philosophies. It asks what the concept of philosophy meant for those in power in the Graeco-Roman world.

The Poison King

The Poison King

The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy

  • Author: Adrienne Mayor
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691150265
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 480
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A new account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Hailed as a savior by his followers and feared as a second Hannibal by his enemies, he envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Rome. After massacring eighty thousand Roman citizens in 88 BC, he seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Fighting some of the most spectacular battles in ancient history, he dragged Rome into a long round of wars and threatened to invade Italy itself. His uncanny ability to elude capture and surge back after devastating losses unnerved the Romans, while his mastery of poisons allowed him to foil assassination attempts and eliminate rivals.--From publisher description.

The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395

The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395

  • Author: Mark Hebblewhite
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317034309
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of available literary, epigraphic and numismatic evidence he demonstrates that emperors of the period considered the army to be the key institution they had to mollify in order to retain power and consequently employed a range of strategies to keep the troops loyal to their cause. Key to these efforts were imperial attempts to project the emperor as a worthy general (imperator) and a generous provider of military pay and benefits. Also important were the honorific and symbolic gestures each emperor made to the army in order to convince them that they and the empire could only prosper under his rule.

Luke's Jesus in the Roman Empire and the Emperor in the Gospel of Luke

Luke's Jesus in the Roman Empire and the Emperor in the Gospel of Luke

  • Author: Pyung Soo Seo
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498200559
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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Luke provides valuable clues to an understanding of the religious and political power of the Roman Empire through Jesus's birth and trial accounts. Also, the book analyzes what role Luke's tax-related accounts play in relation to the emperor's authority. This volume presents a new argument: Luke emphasizes Jesus's interaction with tax collectors as a way of displaying his moral authority, seen in his intervening effectively with one of the most hated aspects of the empire, an aspect that the emperor was responsible for and should have dealt with. This analysis helps us examine Luke's portrayal of Jesus's authority with a focus on the titles "benefactor" and "savior." Comparisons and contrasts are to be made between Jesus and the emperor. Thus, this study discusses how Luke elevates Jesus's authority on the basis of his stance toward the emperor.

The Standard of the Spirit Lifted Up Against the Enemy Coming in Like a Flood

The Standard of the Spirit Lifted Up Against the Enemy Coming in Like a Flood

Being the Substance of Several Sermons Preached from Isa. Lix 19 : on the Late Alarming Progress of Popery

  • Author: Thomas Bell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 376
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