By Michael Reaves
Darth Maul, cruel apprentice of evil and one of many mythical Sith, a twisted order given over to the darkish aspect of the Force...Darth Maul, champion of the nefarious Sith Lord, Darth Sidious...Darth Maul, a legend sprung to lifestyles from the nightmares of background, approximately to be unleashed . . . in an all-new story of intrigue and secret set earlier than the occasions of megastar Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
After years of ready within the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking step one in his grasp plan to deliver the Republic to its knees. He meets secretly along with his Neimoidian contacts within the alternate Federation to plot the blockade of the planet Naboo. yet one member of the delegation is lacking, and Sidious doesn't desire his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to seek the traitor down.
On Coruscant, capital urban of the Republic, the Neimoidian strikes speedy to promote what he is aware to the top bidder. For Lorn Pavan, a knowledge dealer, the deal is just too stable to move up. He grabs it, unaware that he has now earned a spot on Darth Maul's hit checklist, correct at the back of the Neimoidian defector himself.
Meanwhile, a tender Jedi padawan via the identify of Darsha Assant stands at the verge of ascension to Jedi knighthood. A unmarried challenge might be her try. yet a better try out awaits her. For within the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant's personal darkish part, she's going to pass paths with Lorn, who's fleeing from the Sith stalker, wearing with him the most important details that needs to achieve the Jedi Council in any respect costs.
The way forward for the Republic will depend on Darsha and Lorn. yet how can an untried Jedi and a typical guy, stranger to the robust methods of the strength, desire to overcome one of many deadliest killers within the galaxy?
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A n indefatigable editor (he divided Livy into chapters) and epigrapher. 10 T H E EMPEROR'S R E T R O S P E C T Montfaucon), or Johann Caspar Orelli, Amplissima (sic) collectio inscriptionum Latinarum, 1828. A l l these collections were arranged according to class, that is, dedications to the gods, public works, imperial inscriptions, priesthoods, magistrates, laws and treaties, military matters, freedmen, funerary inscriptions, a n d C h r i s t i a n texts. T h e disappearance o f the Res Gestae i n this way can only be noted, but hardly explained.
3 W e turn from Jansenists, A n g l i c a n ministers a n d philosophes to a Huguenot, the greatest historian o f the R o m a n Republic i n the eighteenth century, a n d author o f a description o f the R o m a n state. I n his La République romaine (1766), Louis de Beaufort has m u c h about the Principate. T h e r e is a long discussion i n particular o f Augustus' powers. H i s control was hidden behind modest titles: the master o f armies, government and finances claimed to act only when authorised by senate and people (we have here one o f the earliest examples o f the distracting 'facade theory' o f the principate).
11 Bury, History of the Roman empire, 139. John Bagnell Bury (1861-1927), Regius professor Cambridge 1902-1927. H e edited the Cambridge Ancient History, planned the Cambridge Mediaeval History, and contributed to the Cambridge Modern History. 1 2 Dessau, Geschichte der röm. 479^. Hermann Dessau (1856-1931), epigra- pher (CIL and ILS) and prosopographer (PIR). Professor at Berlin 1912-1922. See 'Livius and Augustus', Hermes 41 (1906), 142-151. 30 T H E EMPEROR'S R E T R O S P E C T Tenney F r a n k s famous Economic survey of ancient Rome began appear ing in 1920; the m a i n volume relating to Augustus i n fact was published in 1940 (volume 5).