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Download The Dreams of Morpheus (Vespasian, Book 3.5) by Robert Fabbri PDF

By Robert Fabbri

Rome, advert 34. Marcus Salvius Magnus, chief of the Crossroads Brotherhood, is trying to find the resin of an jap flower which could release the world of Morpheus. His customer, Senator Pollo, wishes it for the city's strongest lady, the woman Antonia, on the way to recoup a substantial debt.

Meanwhile, uprising is within the air. the folk in Magnus' sector think they're being given brief degree on the grain dole. because the Ides of October competition dawns shiny and transparent to rejoice the of completion of agricultural and armed forces campaigns, a violent rebel erupts. Can Magnus support correct the wrongs which were perpetrated upon the stirred-up crowd?

In this specific e-novella for lovers of the Vespasian sequence, Magnus needs to lead his males in securing a deal over the sale of the hugely valuable resin, with its exact strength to move the taker to a different position, while fighting his means via Rome's savage and corrupt political area.

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Download The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: The Silver Treasure by Kenneth S. Painter PDF

By Kenneth S. Painter

The Casa del Menando hoard was once chanced on through Professor Amedeo Maiuri in 1930, throughout the excavation of the Insula of Menander. This quantity offers the 1st finished learn of the hoard, along with the single surviving entire Roman dinner provider for 8 humans.

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Download Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire by Anthony A. Barrett PDF

By Anthony A. Barrett

Agrippina the more youthful attained a degree of energy in first-century Rome exceptional for a girl. in accordance with historical assets, she completed her luck through plotting opposed to her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, via drowsing with him. glossy students are inclined to settle for this verdict. yet in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new photograph of this influential lady. Drawing at the newest archaeological, numismatic, and historic facts, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. even supposing she used to be bold, says Barrett, she made her manner via skill and backbone instead of via sexual attract, and her political contributions to her time appear to have been confident. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there has been a marked decline within the variety of judicial executions and there has been shut cooperation among the Senate and the emperor; the cost of Cologne, based below her aegis, was once a version of social concord; and the 1st 5 years of Nero's reign, whereas she used to be nonetheless alive, have been the main enlightened of his rule. in response to Barrett, Agrippina's one actual failing used to be her dating along with her son, the monster of her personal making who had her murdered in bad and violent conditions. Agrippina's influence used to be so lasting, even if, that for a few a hundred and fifty years after her loss of life no lady within the imperial family members dared think an assertive political function.

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Download A companion to the Roman Empire by David S. Potter PDF

By David S. Potter

A significant other to the Roman Empire presents readers with a advisor either to Roman imperial heritage and to the sector of Roman stories, taking account of the newest discoveries.

  • This significant other brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sector of Roman studies
  • Shows that Roman imperial historical past is a compelling and colourful subject
  • Includes major new contributions to numerous parts of Roman imperial history

  • Covers the social, highbrow, financial and cultural historical past of the Roman Empire

  • Contains an intensive bibliography

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Download Q. Aurelius Symmachus: A Political Biography by Cristiana Sogno PDF

By Cristiana Sogno

Symmachus used to be a super orator, author, and statesman, usually flatlylabeled as one of many final pagan senators. Cristiana Sogno deals areconstruction of the political occupation of Symmachus via closeanalysis of his broad writings, whereas additionally presenting a criticalreevaluation of his historic significance. not like traditionalinterpretation, Sogno's examine demonstrates that Symmachus wasprimarily an influential flesh presser, instead of an insignificant pagan zealot. Byportraying the person event of Symmachus, the e-book units fortha new technique for examining the political aspirations, mentality, andattitudes of Roman senators.

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Download Roman and medieval art by W. H Goodyear PDF

By W. H Goodyear

It's a pity that the notice «art» consists of with it, to an individual no longer attracted to the topic or no longer versed in its historical past, a guideline of luxurious and of superfluity, as contrasted with the utilitarian or the sensible. the place this most likely derogatory tinge of which means isn't really suggested,there is usually at the least a sense that the issues which the note calls up are these of curiosity to the professional in layout instead of to the area at huge. those who are alleged to have an interest in «art» may well, in line with this view, almost certainly no longer have an interest in literature or in background. Contrary-wise, humans drawn to historical past or in literature could in all likelihood no longer have an interest in «art.»
I. THE PREHISTORIC AGE
II. EARLY ITALIAN ART
III. THE EARLY ROMAN ART
IV. the advance OF THE EMPIRE
V. normal assessment OF THE ROMAN ART
VI. ROMAN structure AND PAINTING
VII. ROMAN ornamental artwork AND SCULPTURE
VIII. old ROME AS noticeable through MODERNS
IX. THE ROMAN DECADENCE
X. SUMMARY
PART II. MEDIEVAL ART.
I. THE interval OF THE GERMAN INVASIONS
II. THE BYZANTINE ART
III. EARLY CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE
IV. THE DOME CHURCHES
V. BYZANTINE info and decorative SYSTEM
VI. MOHAMMEDAN ART
VII. THE ROMANESQUE PERIOD
VIII. ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE
IX. THE GOTHIC PERIOD
X. GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE
XI. NORTHERN GOTHIC SCULPTURE AND PAINTING
XII. THE SECULAR AND ITALIAN GOTHIC
XIII. ITALIAN GOTHIC PAINTING
XIV. ITALIAN GOTHIC SCULPTURE

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Download The Wars of Justinian by Prokopios, Anthony Kaldellis, H. B. Dewing, Ian Mladjov PDF

By Prokopios, Anthony Kaldellis, H. B. Dewing, Ian Mladjov

A fully-outfitted version of Prokopios' past due vintage masterpiece of army heritage and ethnography--for the 21st-century reader.

"At final . . . the interpretation that we've got wanted for thus lengthy: a clean, energetic, readable, and trustworthy rendering of Prokopios' Wars, which in one quantity will make this basic paintings of overdue old history-writing available to a complete new iteration of students." --Jonathan Conant, Brown University

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Download The history of Rome, books 1-5 by Livy PDF

By Livy

In addition to Valerie Warrior's crisp, fluent translation of the 1st 5 books of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita, this version includes a basic creation to Livy and his paintings, wide foot-of-the-page notes delivering crucial contextual info, and a chronology of occasions. 3 appendices--on the genealogies of the main favorite political figures within the early Republic, Livy's courting with Augustus, and Livy's remedy of religion--offer extra perception into the writer and the early background of Rome.

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