The Hand That Drove the Nails eBook

The Hand That Drove the Nails  eBook
Author: J. Fletcher Ray
Publsiher: Christian Art Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-04-22
ISBN: 1432101587
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hand That Drove the Nails eBook Book Excerpt:

One night in June 1920 he opened old Guiseppe’s box with great excitement. He broke the seals and discovered several scrolls that were still in good condition. He found a long thick nail. This encouraged him to look further. He was horrified when he found the bones of a man’s right hand, together with two more nails and a small piece of papyrus ... THE HAND THAT DROVE THE NAILS tells the story of Scipio Martialis through the experience of a scholar of Greek Aramaic, a man who was shot in 1916 during World War I. He found himself in the strange situation of possibly making the greatest discovery in 2,000 years.

Ancient Worlds

Ancient Worlds
Author: Michael Scott
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1473506794
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Worlds Book Excerpt:

'This vivid and engaging book brings to life some of the most important moments in ancient history, moments that have shaped not only the politics and culture of bygone eras, but the institutions, thoughts and fantasies of our time.' Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens) 'A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity.' Peter Frankopan (The Silk Roads) 'As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalised world.' Tom Holland (Dynasty, Rubicon) ________________________________________ Acclaimed historian and TV presenter Michael Scott guides us through an epic story spanning ten centuries to create a bold new reading of the classical era for our globalised world. Scott challenges our traditionally western-focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China - resulting in a truly global vision of ancient history. With stunning range and richness Ancient Worlds illustrates how the great powers and characters of antiquity shared ambitions and crises, ways of thinking and forms of governing: connections that only grew stronger over the centuries as political systems evolved, mighty armies clashed, universal religions were born and our modern world was foreshadowed. Scott focuses on three epochal 'moments' across the ancient globe, and their profound wider significance: from 509-8 BCE (birth of Athenian democracy and Rome's republic, also the age of Confucius's teachings in China); to 218 BCE (when Hannibal of Carthage challenged Rome and China saw its first emperor); to 312 CE, when Constantine sought to impose Christianity on the Roman world even as Buddhism was pervading China via the vast trading routes we now know as the 'Silk Roads.' A major work of global history, Michael Scott's enthralling journey challenges the way we think about our past, re-draws the map of the classical age to reveal its hidden connections, and shows us how ancient history has lessons for our own times.

The Wedding Cup

The Wedding Cup
Author: Thomas Geisler
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2010-06-18
ISBN: 9781450045254
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wedding Cup Book Excerpt:

Based on actual events during the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, The Wedding Cup is a drama about the tragic love triangle between Sophonisba, a Carthaginian generals daughter, and the rival rulers of two North African states. As Scipio, the Roman general, prepares to invade Africa, Sophonisba must make dreadful choices which will ultimately shape history. No Woman is an Island is a comic short drama variation of the Theseus/Ariadne myth in which they land on the wrong island and all Hellas breaks loose. In the Beginning describes Gods frustrated attempts to explain how the universe was created to Moses, to help him write Genesis. In CAFeFIEND a nervous Greenwich Village date takes several unexpected bounces, but ends in poetic justice.

Soldiers Citizens And The Symbols Of War

Soldiers  Citizens  And The Symbols Of War
Author: Antonio Santosuosso
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-20
ISBN: 0429965796
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soldiers Citizens And The Symbols Of War Book Excerpt:

In this comprehensive overview of ancient warfare, Antonio Santosuosso explores how the tactical and strategic concepts of warfare changed between the beginning of the fifth century B.C. and the middle of the second century B.C. and why the West-Greece, Macedonia, and Rome-triumphed over the East-understood geographically as Persia or ideologically

Rome in Danger Cicero s Process and Hannibal s Threat

Rome in Danger  Cicero s Process and Hannibal s Threat
Author: Borja Loma Barrie
Publsiher: Babelcube Inc.
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2017-01-14
ISBN: 1507162588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rome in Danger Cicero s Process and Hannibal s Threat Book Excerpt:

Historical novel. On the civil war between Caesar and Pompey and the dire consequences it had for Cicero. His arrest after being visited by the spirits of Scipios, fugitives from hell. Hannibal ́s campaign in northern Italy. The annihilation of Carthage, the first genocide in history.

A Free People s Suicide

A Free People s Suicide
Author: Os Guinness
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-06-11
ISBN: 0830866825
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Free People s Suicide Book Excerpt:

Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. Guinness calls us to cultivate the essential civic character needed for ordered liberty and sustainable freedom. True freedom requires virtue, which in turn requires faith. Only within the framework of what is true, right and good can freedom be found.

Rome Blood and Politics

Rome  Blood and Politics
Author: Gareth C. Sampson
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1473887348
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rome Blood and Politics Book Excerpt:

The last century of the Roman Republic saw the consensus of the ruling elite shattered by a series of high-profile politicians who proposed political or social reform programs, many of which culminated in acts of bloodshed on the streets of Rome itself. This began in 133 BC with the military recruitment reforms of Tiberius Gracchus, which saw him and his supporters lynched by a mob of angry Senators. He was followed by a series of radical politicians, each with their own agenda that challenged the status quo of the Senatorial elite. Each met a violent response from elements of the ruling order, leading to murder and even battles on the streets of Rome. These bloody political clashes paralyzed the Roman state, eventually leading to its collapse. Covering the period 133 - 70 BC, this volume analyzes each of the key reformers, what they were trying to achieve and how they met their end, narrating the long decline of the Roman Republic into anarchy and civil war.

Ethical Writings of Cicero De Officiis De Sennectute De Amicitia and Scipio s Dream

Ethical Writings of Cicero  De Officiis  De Sennectute  De Amicitia  and Scipio s Dream
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Writings of Cicero De Officiis De Sennectute De Amicitia and Scipio s Dream Book Excerpt:

A History of Cavalry from the Earliest Times with Lessons for the Future

A History of Cavalry from the Earliest Times with Lessons for the Future
Author: George Taylor Denison
Publsiher: London : Macmillan
Total Pages: 567
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cavalry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Cavalry from the Earliest Times with Lessons for the Future Book Excerpt:

Rytteriets historie fra de tidligste tider, da hesten første gang blev anvendt i krig og til og med Fransk Tyske Krig 1870 - 1871, herunder beskrivelser af rytteriets organisation gennem tiderne, den taktiske anvendelse af rytteriet samt beskrivelse af slag, hvor rytteriet har spillet en rolle. Bogen er en prisopgave stillet af den russiske generalinspektør for det russiske rytteri i 1874 storfyrst Nikolaj efter bemyndigelse af Zar Alexander II.

Antiquit s Egyptiennes grecques romaines

Antiquit  s Egyptiennes  grecques  romaines
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 6
Release: 1905
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antiquit s Egyptiennes grecques romaines Book Excerpt:

Swords Against Carthage

Swords Against Carthage
Author: Friedrich Donauer
Publsiher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1932-02
ISBN: 9780819601124
Category: Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classical dialogues Greek and Roman

Classical dialogues  Greek and Roman
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical dialogues Greek and Roman Book Excerpt:

Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans

Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Imaginary conversations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans Book Excerpt:

Works and Life Imaginary conversations ser I Examination of Shakespeare 1876

Works and Life  Imaginary conversations  ser  I  Examination of Shakespeare  1876
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Works and Life Imaginary conversations ser I Examination of Shakespeare 1876 Book Excerpt:

Imaginary Conversations Classical dialogues Greek and Roman

Imaginary Conversations  Classical dialogues  Greek and Roman
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Imaginary conversations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Conversations Classical dialogues Greek and Roman Book Excerpt:

Imaginary Conversations

Imaginary Conversations
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Imaginary conversations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Conversations Book Excerpt:

First series of Imaginary conversations Classical dialogues Greek and Roman Citation and examination of William Shakespeare touching deer stealing

First series of Imaginary conversations  Classical dialogues  Greek  and  Roman  Citation and examination of William Shakespeare touching deer stealing
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First series of Imaginary conversations Classical dialogues Greek and Roman Citation and examination of William Shakespeare touching deer stealing Book Excerpt:

Imaginary Conversations Introduction Classical dialogues Greek and Roman

Imaginary Conversations  Introduction  Classical dialogues  Greek and Roman
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Imaginary conversations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Conversations Introduction Classical dialogues Greek and Roman Book Excerpt:

Buried Caesars and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing

Buried Caesars  and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing
Author: Robert Viscusi
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791482421
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buried Caesars and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing Book Excerpt:

Examines the forces that have shaped Italian American writing, from the novels of John Fante to the musings of Tony Soprano. Robert Viscusi takes a comprehensive look at Italian American writing by exploring the connections between language and culture in Italian American experience and major literary texts. Italian immigrants, Viscusi argues, considered even their English to be a dialect of Italian, and therefore attempted to create an American English fully reflective of their historical, social, and cultural positions. This approach allows us to see Italian American purposes as profoundly situated in relation not only to American language and culture but also to Italian nationalist narratives in literary history as well as linguistic practice. Viscusi also situates Italian American writing within the “eccentric design” of American literature, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to read not only novels and poems, but also houses, maps, processions, videos, and other artifacts as texts. Robert Viscusi is Professor of English and Executive Officer at The Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York. He is the author of many books, including Max Beerbohm, or, The Dandy Dante: Rereading with Mirrors and Astoria: A Novel, winner of a 1996 American Book Award.

Brujo Enemies At the Gate

Brujo  Enemies At the Gate
Author: Jimmy Stout
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN: 1312643455
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brujo Enemies At the Gate Book Excerpt:

Detective Tiny Limbardo is living a rough life as a single father of three when he is plunged into a double murder investigation that unravels into a grand conspiracy. Will he solve the crime? Will he find and new faith and new love? Will he even stay alive? Brujo: Enemies at the Gate is a fiction work about Law Enforcement in a small town in New Mexico that takes an amazing conspiracy twist. It plunges into government conspiracy, science fiction, and modern combat tactics as a backdrop to explore social concepts of the modern day that affect us all. Brujo has a lesson for everyone. It is a PG type book with violence but few, if any, curse words. It is based on two passages from the Bible which I used as its outline. Also, if you like the outdoors, animals, and children there is something in it for you as well. Most of the things that happen in the story are based, at least in part, on real things that have happened to me in a 24 year career in American Law Enforcement. I hope you enjoy Brujo.