The Cavalry of the Roman Republic by Jeremiah B. McCall

By Jeremiah B. McCall

During this unique and revealing paintings, Jeremiah B. McCall demanding situations the commonly approved view of the Roman cavalry and explores the elemental connections among conflict and society in republican Rome, c.300-100 BC.
McCall describes the citizen cavalry's apparatus, strategies, and motivation in conflict, and argues for its effectiveness within the box. This luck is facts that it can't eventually were disbanded for merely army purposes; he exhibits that victories within the law-courts, and indulgent screens of wealth, got here to supersede cavalry provider as a manner of establishing the reputations of the Roman elite.
The transparent constitution and clean method of the ebook, combining insights from either Roman army and social background, might be worthwhile to readers in any respect degrees of analysis.

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Poor Man's Fight by Elliott Kay

By Elliott Kay

"This try completes your obligatory schooling. Congratulations! you could have graduated highschool. Your monetary legal responsibility is 67,879 credit. Please stopover at our mortgage officer as you exit."

Tanner Malone by no means obtained into army myths of honor and glory. He by no means desired to put on a uniform or medals. but while kin upheaval brings his differently stellar functionality at school to a disastrous finish, Tanner's plans for collage lie in ruins. dealing with homelessness and a mountain of debt, Tanner enlists in his domestic planet's tiny navy.

It’s a hell of a time to enroll. Vicious pirates stalk the distance lanes, claiming to struggle an oppressive financial system while they shed blameless blood. Civil struggle looms past the borders of Tanner’s domestic famous person method of Archangel. company protection fleets are nowhere to be discovered whilst hassle arises.

In reaction, Archangel starts off formidable army enlargement. uncomplicated education turns into six months of day-by-day naked knuckle brawls, challenging cross-training and incessant rigidity. Brutal because it is, Tanner will want the education. The pirates develop extra audacious with each assault. as though that’s now not sufficient, Tanner is assigned to a small send whose disgruntled workforce has no endurance for cerebral new recruits, and they’re at the entrance strains of all of Archangel’s woes.

Tanner quickly learns there's just one option to take care of his bullying comrades, their ruthless foes and the unforgiving void of house, and that’s to wake up shut and private.

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Homeworld (Odyssey One, Book 3) by Evan Currie

By Evan Currie

The implications of Earth’s exploration of the Galaxy come domestic to roost while the Drasin song a human send again to Earth. Mounting a determined safety, the staff of the NAC spacecraft Odyssey, their allies, and the folks of Earth face an overpowering strength of invading alien ships wielding negative strength. Doomed from the beginning, yet with nowhere to retreat, Captain Eric Weston commits his send to the security of the human race while the human outposts in Sol process fall one after the other prior to the unrelenting Drasin onslaught.

A pleasant army technological know-how fiction epic that mixes old-school house opera and smooth storytelling, Homeworld: Odyssey One, the 3rd installment of the Odyssey One sequence, brings the riveting, exhilarating, hard-pressed motion to Earth, with devastating outcomes.

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Atmospheric Corrosion by Christofer Leygraf

By Christofer Leygraf

A brand new clinical concentrate on the corrosion strategy and its amelioration whereas atmospheric corrosion has been studied by means of engineers for almost a century, a scientific clinical research of this important box has turn into attainable in simple terms lately. during this well timed and authoritative paintings, Christofer Leygraf and Thomas Graedel current a accomplished examine atmospheric corrosion six thousand years after "iron used to be first separated from its ore . and quickly started to corrode!" Combining services in corrosion technology and atmospheric chemistry, Leygraf and Graedel describe corrosion's almost certainly devastating results on constructions and fabrics, learn the newest clinical instruments to be had for fighting or minimizing corrosion harm, and emphasize new insights bought during the last decade via managed experiences in addition to desktop modeling investigations. Key themes include:
* simple ideas of atmospheric corrosion chemistry
* Corrosion mechanisms in managed and out of control environments
* Degradation of fabrics in architectural and structural functions, digital units, and cultural artifacts
* conserving current fabrics and selecting new ones that withstand corrosion
* Predicting how and the place atmospheric corrosion may well evolve within the future
whole with appendices discussing experimental concepts, computing device types, and the degradation of particular metals, Atmospheric Corrosion is a useful source for corrosion scientists, corrosion engineers, conservators, environmental scientists, and a person drawn to the speculation and alertness of this evolving box.

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Bandits in the Roman Empire: Myth and Reality by Thomas Grunewald

By Thomas Grunewald

This wide-ranging and informative survey of 'outsider' teams within the Roman Empire will give a contribution tremendously to our figuring out of Roman social history.

Examining males akin to as Viriatus, Tacfarinus, Maternus and Bulla Felix, who have been referred to as latrones after clashing with the imperial gurus, unique consciousness is given to maybe the best-known 'bandit' of all, Spartacus, and to people who impersonated the emperor Nero after his loss of life. issues coated include:

* Whom did the Romans see as bandits (latrones)?
* What did they comprehend as theft (lactrocinium)?
* How urgent was once the danger that the bandits posed?
* How did their contemporaries understand the danger?

We are proven that the time period latrones was not only used to consult criminals yet was once metaphorically and disparagingly utilized to failed political rebels, opponents and avengers. The observe additionally got here to symbolize the 'noble brigands', idealising the underdog as a way of criticising the successful facet. the writer as a result offers 'the bandit' as a literary build instead of a social type.

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History of the Wars by Procopius - The Persian War by Procopius

By Procopius

Procopius of Caesarea used to be born in nearly 500. he's usually thought of to be the final significant historian of the traditional international. His works have given us a different and intimate account either one of the Roman army and its Emperor Justinian. a local of Caesarea in Palaestina Prima little else is understood of his adolescence, and except assuming that he could have got a classical Greek schooling the remaining is deduction instead of in response to recognized proof. In 527, the 1st yr of japanese Roman Emperor Justinian I's reign, he turned the adsessor (legal adviser) for Belisarius, Justinian's leader army commander who was once then beginning out on what might develop into an excellent army occupation, at the start within the East of the Empire. After early successes Belisarius was once defeated in 531 on the conflict of Callinicum and recalled to the Empire’s center in Constantinople. Justinian was once absolutely smart yet merciless. whilst a part of Constantinople rose opposed to him within the Nika riots of January, 532, he despatched Belisarius and his fellow basic Mundo to repress them in a savage bloodbath within the Hippodrome – witnessed through Procopius. the next 12 months Procopius followed Belisarius on his successful excursion opposed to the Vandal state in North Africa and participated within the seize of Carthage. Procopius remained in Northern Africa with Belisarius' successor, Solomon the Eunuch, whilst Belisarius again to Constantinople. Procopius rejoined Belisarius for his crusade opposed to the Ostrogothic nation in Italy and was once there for the Gothic siege of Rome that lasted a yr and 9 days and led to March, 538. He witnessed Belisarius' access into the Gothic capital, Ravenna, in 540. in spite of the fact that at some point soon within the following few years Procopius turns out to were moved clear of operating with Belisarius. whilst the latter used to be despatched again to Italy in 544 to deal with one more outbreak of the battle with the Goths, Procopius seems to be to don't have any longer been with Belisarius' employees. Procopius persisted to list background and his works are either insightful and transparent headed, distilling the complexities of the days into a number of vintage books. His demise is assumed to were round 560.

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Macaque Attack (Ack-Ack Macaque, Book 3) by Gareth L. Powell

By Gareth L. Powell

He's stored the area two times. Now the harmful yet charismatic Ack-Ack Macaque unearths himself prime a dimension-hopping band of offended monkeys, dealing with an invading horde of implacable killer androids, and confronting the only problem for which he was once by no means ready: forthcoming fatherhood!

Meanwhile, former journalist Victoria Valois unearths herself dealing with previous enemies as she fights to save lots of the digital ghost of her useless husband, and Merovech, King of the United Kingdoms of serious Britain and France, gets a troubling message from the useless sands of Mars...

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Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete, Volume 38: by M Raupach, B Elsener, R Polder, J Mietz

By M Raupach, B Elsener, R Polder, J Mietz

Given the common use of bolstered concrete in infrastructure, realizing the corrosion of this fabric is of significant significance. therefore there was a wealth of analysis into catalysts, inhibitors and potent technique of tracking the speed of corrosion. Corrosion of reinforcement in concrete: mechanisms, tracking, inhibitors and rehabilitation ideas summarises essentially the most major examine and its implications.

The e-book starts through reviewing findings from a number of experiments designed to check the corrosion cost of metals prompted through a variety of components. Later chapters talk about recommendations for tracking and checking out for corrosion. The publication concludes via assessing vital equipment of prevention, together with corrosion inhibitors, protecting coatings and electrochemical tools for defense, including rehabilitation approaches for weak structures.

Filled with useful examples and written via a distinct workforce of foreign individuals, Corrosion of reinforcement in concrete: mechanisms, tracking, inhibitors and rehabilitation options is an important reference for civil engineers utilizing bolstered concrete.

  • Summarises examine into catalysts, inhibitors and powerful technique of tracking the speed of corrosion
  • Concludes through assessing vital equipment of prevention

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