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This book tells a part of the back-story to major religious transformations emerging from the tumult of the late Republic. It considers the dynamic interplay of Cicero's approximations of mortals and immortals with a range of artifacts and activities that were collectively closing the divide between humans and gods. A guiding principle is that a major cultural player like Cicero had a normative function in religious dialogues that could legitimize incipient ideas like deification. Applying contemporary metaphor theory, it analyzes the strategies and priorities configuring Cicero's divinizing encomia of Roman dynasts like Pompey, Caesar and Octavian. It also examines Cicero's explorations of apotheosis and immortality in the De re publica and Tusculan Disputations as well as his attempts to deify his daughter Tullia. In this book, Professor Cole transforms our understanding not only of the backgrounds to ruler worship but also of changing conceptions of death and the afterlife.
Genre: History, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 256 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781107656352
Scipio Africanus was one of the greatest generals and statesmen of the Ancient World. When he was 18, he saved his father's life in battle during the Second Punic War and later survived the horrific Roman defeat at Cannae. At the age of 26, he was named Commander-in-Chief of the Roman army in Spain and in 4 years, by daringly storming the city of Cartagena and crushing two Carthaginian armies in battle, conquered almost the entire peninsula for Rome. After returning to Rome, he leveraged popular support to gain command of an army to invade Carthage. Lacking logistical and material support, he welded, trained and armed a battle-hardened army. Landing in Africa, he delivered a stunning defeat to the Carthaginians with a surprise attack by night and fire. After the famed Hannibal Barca returned to defend his homeland, Scipio and his army utterly defeated the Punic general at the Battle of Zama. This book, based on exhaustive research of both ancient and modern sources, describes Scipio's life and career in detail, analyzes his military and political strategies and decisions, and illustrates the timelessness of his leadership skills and far-seeing diplomacy.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: iUniverse, Pages: 202 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780595435456
The Roman Empire may have fallen thousands of years ago, but the lessons and the legacy left behind lives on to this day From a tiny settlement on the banks of the Tiber River, Rome grew into a colossal, unstoppable force. At its peak, The Empire dominated the world from Europe, West Asia, North Africa, and many more territories. Never again would the world see such an influential power. In this epic narrative, History Brought Alive presents an intriguing dive into Roman History, Legends, Facts, Myths and much more. Covering thousands of years the study of Roman history is vast and complex. Much like the Ancient Romans themselves, in order to study them, we need to follow structure and have an open mind. By doing so, we can begin to unlock the secrets of The Roman Empire In the first part of this book you will find; The timeline of Roman history - How did it all begin? And how did it end? Characters - Any serious study of Rome has to begin with a look at the Emperor's, Gladiators and the Characters that shaped it’s destiny. Life in Ancient Rome - What was it like? Then, in part two and onwards you will find; Military - The Roman military was amongst the most powerful in the world. How did they get that way? The victory and defeat. Mythology - Delve into the fascinating world of Roman mythology. The fall of The Empire All of this, and much, much more in an enjoyable to read format! So if you're looking for a definitive history of The Roman Empire, then this is the book!
Genre: History, Editor: History Brought Alive, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:
Few civilizations have been as large and successful as the Romans, but Rome wasnt always the capital of an expanding empire. Explore the history of Rome from the citys founding through its peak.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC, Pages: 162 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781502605726
A U.S. scientist assigned to a CIA-run, covert, overseas assignment goes missing. Meanwhile, while in Manhattan to ring the NY Stock Exchange bell, Cris De Niro is asked by the scientist's father, a childhood friend of his, to investigate. De Niro and The Watchman Agency soon uncover a secret Iranian-Russian alliance with deadly intentions. Iranian bio-terrorism, Russian espionage reaching into the White House, and the prospect of Iran emerging as a nuclear power are the threats. World War III could break out in the Middle East unless De Niro & Company can Rise to the Call ... From the author of the #1 Amazon-Bestselling Counter-Terrorism and Geopolitical CRIS DE NIRO Thriller series. Books by Gerard de Marigny CRIS DE NIRO Book 1 - THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM Book 2 - SIGNS OF WAR Book 3 - RISE TO THE CALL Book 4 - PROJECT 111 Book 5 - NOTHING SO GLORIOUS Book 6 - NEW DETROIT [coming soon] ARCHANGEL Mission Log #1 - THE EAGLE'S PLUME Mission Log #2 - RESCUE FROM SANA'A Mission Log #3 WHITE WIDOW [coming soon]
Genre: Fiction, Editor: JarRyJorNo Publishing, Pages: 280 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781478256359
Traces the rise of Rome as an unlikely evolution from a market village to the world's most powerful empire, offering insight into its political clashes, military strategies, leading figures, and internal corruptions.
Genre: History, Editor: Random House Incorporated, Pages: 521 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781400066636
This is my fourth literary work. The fi rst novel, Aryan, the Last Prussian examined man, war and society; the second novel, Over the Rainbow was concerned with man and tyranny; and the third novel, Heroic Hearts focused on doctors in World War II. This historical work examines the rise and fall of nations, the fundamental values upon which each nation was erected, and the reasons for each nations collapse. The Greek historian Polybius proposed that each nation experienced an evolutionary cycle: democracy, oligarchy, dictatorship, tyranny and collapse. For the United States that evolutionary cycle is: individualism, democracy, oligarchy, tyranny and collapse. The United States is experiencing its fi nal phase: tyranny. Its survival depends upon the strength of the fundamental values upon which the nation was erected: individualism, self-reliance and self-interest. This work will demonstrate that the fall of the U.S. is inevitable, and I have selected from history those ideas and events that will lead to its fi nal collapse.
Genre: History, Editor: Xlibris Corporation, Pages: 505 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781462839810
The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A. Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals. Before Scipio, few Romans would have dreamed of empire, and Scipio himself would have regarded such an ambition as a danger to his beloved republic. And yet, paradoxically, Scipio's victories in Spain and Africa enabled Rome to consolidate its hold over Italy and become the dominant power in the western Mediterranean, virtually ensuring a later confrontation with the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms to the east as well as the empire's expansion into North Africa and the Levant. The Roman imperium was being born, and it was Scipio who had sired it. Gabriel draws upon ancient texts, including those from Livy, Polybius, Diodorus, Silius Italicus, and others, as primary sources and examines all additional material available to the modern scholar in French, German, English, and Italian. His book offers a complete bibliography of all extant sources regarding Scipio's life. The result is a rich, detailed, and contextual treatment of the life and career of Scipio Africanus, one of Rome's greatest generals, if not the greatest of them all.
Genre: History, Editor: Potomac Books, Inc., Pages: 326 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781597972055