Romans, Allies, and the Struggle for the Roman Citizenship: by Seth Kendall

By Seth Kendall

Among ninety one and seventy seven BCE a chain of wars have been fought in Italy which left the Roman commonwealth in shambles and eventually caused its cave in. characteristically, reviews of those conflicts and their leaders have tended to target occasions and members individually, even supposing there's a thread which binds all of them jointly: all of those wars in a roundabout way concerned efforts at the a part of Rome s non-citizen Italian Allies first to acquire the rights of Roman citizenship, after which to augment and protect these rights as soon as obtained. via re-examining the turbulent decade of the 80s BCE from the viewpoint of the Italians, their fight for the citizenship, and the Roman response to it, there emerges a better realizing of a interval which in a different way seems to be a disjointed selection of random, violent episodes.

This quantity makes an attempt to supply any such survey. It first investigates the character of the matter by means of ascertaining why it's the Italian Allies sought after the citizenship. subsequent, it narrates how Rome s reluctance to offer it resulted in a conflict so devastating that Rome prolonged a sort of partial citizenship to safe peace. The Allies weren't content material with this concession for lengthy, besides the fact that, and their dissatisfaction was once utilized by Roman politicians to additional their very own ends. Such use is usually tested, as is the violence which resulted from it. ultimately, it's going to discover how this violence culminated in a full-fledged civil struggle, one on whose battlefields the Italians performed a wide half and which shook and at last shook aside the principles of the Roman Republic.

Front disguise: Roman ruins in what was the traditional urban of Corfinium (modern Corfinio), used because the base of operations by means of the Italians through the Allied battle from ninety one to 88 BCE.

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The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide by Warren Carter

By Warren Carter

An integral creation to Roman society, tradition, legislation, politics, faith, and lifestyle as they relate to the learn of the recent Testament.
The Roman Empire shaped the relevant context during which the recent testomony used to be written. an individual who needs to appreciate the hot testomony texts needs to get to grips with the political, financial, societal, cultural, and non secular elements of Roman rule. a lot of the hot testomony offers with permitting its readers to barter, in an array of alternative manners, this pervasive imperial context. This booklet may help the reader see how social constructions and day-by-day practices within the Roman international illumine lots of the content material of the recent testomony message. for instance, to know what Paul was once announcing approximately nutrients provided to idols one needs to keep in mind that temples within the Roman international weren't “churches,” and they functioned as political, financial, and gastronomic facilities, whose spiritual dealings have been embedded inside those different functions.Brief in presentation but huge in scope, The Roman Empire and the New testomony: an important Guide will introduce scholars to the knowledge and concepts necessary to coming to grips with the area during which early Christianity used to be born.

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The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun by Philip Matyszak

By Philip Matyszak

The gripping tales of the main vibrant and bold characters to problem the may perhaps of Rome. This engrossing ebook appears to be like on the progress and eventual dying of Rome from the perspective of the peoples who fought opposed to it. here's the truth in the back of such legends as Spartacus the gladiator, in addition to the exciting stories of Hannibal, the good normal, Boudicca, the insurgent chief and Mithridates, the gourmand of toxins, between many others. a few enemies of Rome have been noble heroes and others have been murderous villains, yet each one has a distinct and engaging tale. Philip Matyszak is the writer of numerous books at the classical global, together with 'The Sons of Caesar', 'Chronicle of the Roman Republic' and 'Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day', all released by way of Thames & Hudson.

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Philippi 42 BC: The death of the Roman Republic (Campaign) by Si Sheppard

By Si Sheppard

Immortalized in Shakespeare's play at the lifestyles and loss of life of Julius Caesar, the conflict of Philippi was once the ultimate conflict among the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian opposed to the forces of Caesar's assassins Brutus and Longinus in the course of the Roman civil wars that took position within the 40s and 30s BC. Si Sheppard takes a close examine the crusade that used to be waged round the Macedonian urban of Philipi. the 1st engagement at the third of October was once indecisive as Octavian's forces have been routed via these of Brutus, yet Cassius' camp used to be captured by means of Mark Antony's males; wrongly fearing that Brutus used to be useless and that every one was once misplaced for his reason, Cassius dedicated suicide - depriving the Republicans in their such a lot proficient commander. meanwhile, the Republicans' naval forces had controlled to intercept and spoil the provision ships of the Triumvirs within the Adriatic, a significant blow to Octavian and Mark Anthony. Expertly detailing the altering fates of the opposing aspects, their successes and screw ups illustrated in a variety of maps, the ebook then turns to the ultimate levels of the crusade. because the Triumvirs' forces slowly moved their fieldworks in the direction of their enemies' positions, Brutus, blind to the destruction of Calvinus's fleet and seeing few different strategies on hand to him, made up our minds to offer conflict. within the bloody and shut strive against, legionary fought legionary amid nice slaughter, until eventually Brutus' forces have been ultimately routed and his camp overrun. Brutus fled and dedicated suicide the next day to come. The Republican circulate beaten, Rome now rested within the palms of the second one Triumvirate. this is often the heritage of the Philippi crusade that sounded the ultimate loss of life knell for the Republican circulation.

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Masters of Rome Collection Books I - V: First Man in Rome, by Colleen McCullough

By Colleen McCullough

The area cowers sooner than its legions, however the destiny of Rome hangs within the stability. From the marbled columns of the Senate to the squalid slums of the Subura, town is set to be plunged right into a clash that would set wealthy opposed to terrible, Roman opposed to Italian, father opposed to son, a clash destined to ruin the Republic yet depart, in its stead, an Empire.

From the seven hills of Rome to the Sahara desolate tract, from Britannia to Bithynia, here's the stuff of legend: insufferable cruelty, martial brilliance, murderous ambition and heroic future. Colleen McCullough's epic MASTERS OF ROME captures the soul of Rome in a manner no different author has ever controlled. integrated during this field set are the novels:

THE FIRST guy IN ROME. THE GRASS CROWN. FORTUNE'S FAVOURITES. CAESAR'S ladies. CAESAR.

Please word: This booklet comprises all of the unique maps and representation.

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Rome e-Guide by Charlotte Eagar, Sylvie Hogg, Frances Kennedy, Raffaella

By Charlotte Eagar, Sylvie Hogg, Frances Kennedy, Raffaella Malaguti

Development at the luck of the Eyewitness commute publications and best 10 shuttle publications, DK has created e>>guides‹the ideal commute partners for the hip, style-conscious tourist. Highlighting the easiest locations to consume and store, and the good neighborhood hangouts, every one consultant has its personal usually up-to-date site, excellent for having access to the very most recent each one vacation spot has to provide.

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Political Speeches (Oxford World's Classics) by Marcus Tullius Cicero

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero (106-43 BC) was once the best orator of the traditional international and a number one baby-kisser of the final period of the Roman republic. This ebook provides with 9 of his speeches that replicate the improvement, sort, and drama of his political occupation. between them are speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and harsh governor of Sicily; 4 speeches opposed to the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the recognized denunciation of Mark Antony, which fee Cicero his existence. additionally incorporated are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, within which he praises the army successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in compliment of the dictator Julius Caesar.
These new translations protect Cicero's oratorical brilliance and attain new criteria of accuracy. A basic advent outlines Cicero's public occupation, and separate introductions clarify the political value of every of the speeches. This variation additionally presents an updated scholarly bibliography, word list and maps. including the better half quantity of Defense Speeches, this version presents an unprecedented sampling of Cicero's achievements.

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