The First Man in Rome

The First Man in Rome
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1781857911
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Man in Rome Book Excerpt:

110 BC: The world cowers before its legions, but Rome is about to be engulfed by a vicious power struggle that will threaten its very existence. At its heart are two exceptional men: Gaius Marius, prosperous but lowborn, a proud and disciplined soldier emboldened by his shrewdness and self-made wealth; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a handsome young aristocrat corrupted by poverty and vice. Both are men of extraordinary vision, extreme cunning and ruthless ambition, but both are outsiders, cursed by the insurmountable opposition of powerful and vindictive foes. If they forge an alliance, Marius and Sulla may just defeat their enemies, but only one of them can become First Man in Rome. The battle for Rome has just begun. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

The First Man in Rome

The First Man in Rome
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990-12-01
ISBN: 9780318673141
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Imperial Projections

Imperial Projections
Author: Sandra R. Joshel,Margaret Malamud,Donald T. McGuire, Jr.,Donald T. McGuire
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2005-09-13
ISBN: 9780801882685
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Projections Book Excerpt:

The creators of popular culture have often appropriated elements of Roman history and society. This text looks at how ancient Rome has been depicted and what the portrayals tell us about contemporary culture.

Masters of Rome Collection Books I V

Masters of Rome Collection Books I   V
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 4928
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN: 1781859396
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masters of Rome Collection Books I V Book Excerpt:

The world cowers before its legions, but the fate of Rome hangs in the balance. From the marbled columns of the Senate to the squalid slums of the Subura, the city is about to be plunged into a conflict that will set rich against poor, Roman against Italian, father against son, a conflict destined to destroy the Republic but leave, in its stead, an Empire. From the seven hills of Rome to the Sahara desert, from Britannia to Bithynia, here is the stuff of legend: unbearable cruelty, martial brilliance, murderous ambition and heroic destiny. Colleen McCullough's epic MASTERS OF ROME captures the soul of Rome in a way no other writer has ever managed. Included in this box set are the novels: THE FIRST MAN IN ROME. THE GRASS CROWN. FORTUNE'S FAVOURITES. CAESAR'S WOMEN. CAESAR. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

Australian National Bibliography 1992

Australian National Bibliography  1992
Author: National Library of Australia
Publsiher: National Library Australia
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Australia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 555
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780674219816
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases Book Excerpt:

p.B. J. Whiting savors proverbial expressions and has devoted much of his lifetime to studying and collecting them; no one knows more about British and American proverbs than he. The present volume, based upon writings in British North America from the earliest settlements to approximately 1820, complements his and Archer Taylor's Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880. It differs from that work and from other standard collections, however, in that its sources are primarily not "literary" but instead workaday writings - letters, diaries, histories, travel books, political pamphlets, and the like. The authors represent a wide cross-section of the populace, from scholars and statesmen to farmers, shopkeepers, sailors, and hunters. Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel, ' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."

Caesar s Women

Caesar s Women
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1781857946
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caesar s Women Book Excerpt:

Rome, 68 BC: Caesar has returned to Rome. Having cut his teeth campaigning in the East, his sites are now set on a new battlefield: the Forum Romanum. This war will be waged with rhetoric and seduction, weapons Caesar will wield with cunning and ruthlessness. Cuckolding political enemies is but a tactic in a broader strategy: Caesar knows that the key to Rome lies with its noblewomen. Whether the powerful, vindictive Servilia, whose son Brutus deeply resents his mother's passionate and destructive relationship with Caesar, or his own daughter Julia, Caesar is prepared to sacrifice them all on the altar of his own ambition. Caesar's women will make his name, and one of them will seal his fate. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

The Chain That Binds the Earth

The Chain That Binds the Earth
Author: Sean O'Conaill
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN: 1504942299
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chain That Binds the Earth Book Excerpt:

Johnny Mullan wants to understand why bullying happens –and not just in school. Margaret Phillips is troubled by the threat to the Earth environment, and wonders what to do about that. Eddy Li is fascinated by crime of all kinds and wants to be a detective. Mary McNevin wonders why there are so many different problems, and wants to write songs that will help. When these four meet in their first year at their second-level school – Iona College – they come to the conclusion that all of the major problems that interest them have a common cause. When they argue their case in a school debate they find themselves opposed by a senior teacher, and are threatened with censorship or expulsion. They discover that their school is itself divided, and are faced with an important choice. Challenged to abandon their own deepest convictions, Johnny, Margaret, Eddy and Mary stand firm - not knowing how this will affect their friendship and the rest of their lives.

100 Must read Historical Novels

100 Must read Historical Novels
Author: Nick Rennison
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-09-21
ISBN: 1408136007
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Must read Historical Novels Book Excerpt:

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

World Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 719
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781573560665
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Historical Fiction Book Excerpt:

An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Contextualizing Classics

Contextualizing Classics
Author: John Peradotto
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780847697335
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contextualizing Classics Book Excerpt:

This collection of original essays examines innovations in both the theory and practice of classical philology. The chapters address interdisciplinary methods in a variety of ways. Some apply theoretical insights derived from other disciplines, such as folklore studies, performance theory, feminist criticism, and the like, to classical texts. Others examine the relationships between classics and cultural studies, popular literature, film, art history, and other related disciplines. Others, again, look to the evolution of theoretical methods within the discipline of classics. Taken together, the essays offer a spectrum of new approaches in the classics and their place within the profession.

Recreating the Past

Recreating the Past
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 0313290083
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recreating the Past Book Excerpt:

Helping young people select appropriate historical fiction is easy with this annotated bibliography of 970 recommended American and world titles published to early 1994. Spanning grades 1-10+ it includes adult titles suitable for young adult readers. At least 200 of the titles are award winners. Each entry contains both reading and interest grade levels, a short incisive annotation about the historical event, setting, plot, protagonist and theme, current publication availability, and awards won. Seven reference appendices allow the user to search by country of setting, reading and interest grade level, protagonists from minority groups, sequels or the same characters in a series, important historical dates, and a glossary of historical and famous people or groups appearing in the works.

Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice

Literature Connections to World History 712  Resources to Enhance and Entice
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1998-06-15
ISBN: 031307755X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice Book Excerpt:

Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l

Casting Lots

Casting Lots
Author: William D. McEachern
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014
ISBN: 149184244X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casting Lots Book Excerpt:

The date is April 7, AD 30. Centurion Cornelius is crucifying a little-known religious leader and two thieves. Suddenly an earthquake occurs, and Cornelius is thrown to the ground and hits his head. When he arises, he proclaims, "Truly, this man was the Son of God." What if you could interview Centurion Cornelius and record his story? Lucinius, a slave, is assigned this task. What Lucinius learns will forever change him and alter the course of history of Rome ... and of the world.

Marcus the Last Living Roman

Marcus the Last Living Roman
Author: Robert W. Barker
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2009-07-16
ISBN: 1462828698
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marcus the Last Living Roman Book Excerpt:

In 88 B.C. King Mithradates Eupator VI of Pontus ordered the murders of every man, woman, and child of Latin heritage in all of Asia Minor {Today’s Turkey} and the Aegean Cyclades. A state organized genocide or murder of Romans covering half a continent and over one hundred thousand victims. Herein resides the account of one exceptionally unfortunate and resilient youth. He awakes to a dissimilar world and discovers his life torn to shreds. Yet he makes the most of his situation with brains, bravado, and spiritual strength. This is further the narrative of those brave Ionian souls who we re willing to risk their lives to assist this Roman lad. Witnessing his families’ demise, the young man survives and is the last Latin speaking citizen remaining alive in this vast area.

Plutarch s Lives Translated from the Original Greek

Plutarch s Lives  Translated from the Original Greek
Author: Plutarch,John Langhorne,William Langhorne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greece
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Servilia and her Family

Servilia and her Family
Author: Susan Treggiari
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN: 0192564641
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Servilia and her Family Book Excerpt:

Servilia is often cited as one of the most influential women of the late Roman Republic. Though she was a high-born patrician, her grandfather died disgraced and her controversial father was killed before he could stand for the consulship; she herself married twice, but both husbands were mediocre. Nevertheless, her position in the ruling class still afforded her significant social and political power, and it is likely that she masterminded the distinguished marriages of her one son, Brutus, and her three daughters. During her second marriage she began an affair with Iulius Caesar, which probably lasted for the rest of his life and is further indicative of the force of her charm and her exceptional intelligence. The patchiness of the sources means that a full biography is impossible, though in suggesting connections between the available evidence and the speculative possibilities open to women of Servilia's status this volume aims to offer an insightful reconstruction of her life and position both as a member of the senatorial nobility and within her extended and nuclear family. The best attested period of Servilia's life, for which the chief source is Cicero's letters, follows the murder of Caesar by her son and her son-in-law, Cassius, who were leaders among the crowd of conspirators in the Senate House on the Ides of March in 44 BC. We find her energetically working to protect the assassins' interests, also defending her grandchildren by the Caesarian Lepidus when he was declared a public enemy and his property threatened with confiscation. Exploring the role she played during these turbulent years of the late Republic reveals much about the ways in which Romans of both sexes exerted influence and sought to control outcomes, as well as about the place of women in high society, allowing us to conclude that Servilia wielded her social and political power effectively, though with discretion and within conventional limits.

A Grammar of Elocution

A Grammar of Elocution
Author: Rev. Samuel Wood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1833
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Theory of Transaction in Institutional Economics

The Theory of Transaction in Institutional Economics
Author: Massimiliano Vatiero
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN: 0429511221
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Transaction in Institutional Economics Book Excerpt:

Despite abundant literature on transaction costs, there is little to no in-depth analysis regarding what the transaction is or how it works. Drawing on both Old and New Institutional Economics and on a variety of interdisciplinary sources, this monograph traces the history of the meaning of transaction in institutional economics, mapping its topicality and use over time. This manuscript treats the idea of ‘transaction’ as a construct with legal, competitive and political dimensions, and connects different approaches within institutional economics. The book covers the contributions of key thinkers from different schools, including (in alphabetical order) Ronald H. Coase, John R. Commons, Robert Lee Hale, Oliver Hart, Mancur Olson, Thorstein Veblen and Olver E. Williamson. This book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of institutional economics, law and economics, and economics, and the history of economic thought.

The History of Rome

The History of Rome
Author: Theodor Mommsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rome
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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