By Miriam Griffin
A spouse to Julius Caesar includes 30 essays from prime students studying the existence and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.
- Explores Caesar from a number of views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, awesome baby-kisser, firstclass orator, refined guy of letters, and more
- Utilizes Caesar’s personal extant writings
- Examines the viewpoints of Caesar’s contemporaries and explores Caesar’s portrayals by way of artists and writers throughout the ages
By Philip Rousseau
An available and authoritative evaluate taking pictures the energy and variety of scholarship that exists at the transformative period of time referred to as overdue antiquity.
- Provides a vital review of present scholarship on past due antiquity вЂ“ from among the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 and the tip of Roman rule within the Mediterranean
- Comprises 39 essays from many of the world's most appropriate students of the period
- Presents this once-neglected interval as an age of robust transformation that formed the trendy international
- Emphasizes the significant significance of faith and its reference to financial, social, and political life
By Edward Gibbon
A few 250 years after its first e-book, Gibbon's Decline and Fall continues to be considered as one of many maximum histories in Western literature. He reviews on greater than 1,000 years of an empire which prolonged from the main northern and western elements of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not just occasions but additionally the cultural and non secular advancements that effected switch in the course of that point. In quantity III (XXVII-XXXVI), Gibbon charts the autumn of the Western empire. beginning with the reign of Emperor Gratian (d. 383) his survey strikes to political and non secular matters within the East and West prior to protecting the expanding army strength of the Barbarians. sometimes an excellent Roman common emerges to stem the tide, yet internecine strength struggles see the Western empire weakened, until eventually Gaul, Britain, Spain and different territories locate themselves, because the fifth century advances, not able to depend upon Rome for protection.
By William Maltby
The Reign of Charles V is a crucial new learn of 1 of an important rulers in global historical past. because the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain through the mid-1500s, Charles V governed the 1st actually international empire and was once the best of the entire Habsburg Emperors. He was once answerable for, between different issues, the conquests of Mexico and Peru and the ensuing ecu impression on Latin the USA, the waning of the Renaissance, the non secular transformation of Europe via the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, and the institution of a Habsburg empire in japanese Europe.William Maltby's attractive new learn not just appears on the emperor as someone, but additionally examines such very important severe matters as his guidelines and their effects. Concise and readable, The Reign of Charles V presents an crucial creation to an period that modified the realm.
By Adrian Goldsworthy
On 2 August 216BC, Hannibal received his maximum victory within the undeniable north of the small, hilltop city of Cannae in southern Italy. by way of the top of the day his outnumbered mercenaries had enveloped and massacred the larger a part of the biggest military Rome had ever fielded, turning this into one of many bloodiest battles ever fought, rivalling even the industrialised slaughter of the 20 th century advert. For the Romans Cannae turned the yardstick wherein different defeats have been measured, by no means exceeded and just once or two times equalled within the subsequent six centuries. Cannae continues to be some of the most recognized battles ever fought, often alluded to in sleek army writing, and Hannibal's strategies are nonetheless taught within the army academies the place present day officials are informed. This quantity is a new examine the conflict, and explains in actual fact and concisely precisely the way it used to be that Hannibal completed his ancient victory.
By Martin Dunford
The simplest Rome has to supply - on your pocket. "Pocket tough consultant Rome" is your crucial consultant to Italy's capital, with the all of the key points of interest, eating places, retailers and bars, in an easy-to-use structure, with a full-colour, pull-out map. no matter if you've got a day or a couple of days at your disposal, our itineraries assist you plan your journey, and the simplest of part selections out the Roman highlights you won't are looking to pass over, from the Galleria Borghese's outstanding paintings assortment to vertiginous perspectives from St Peter's dome. Divided by way of sector for simple navigation, the locations part is written in "Rough Guide's" trademark sincere and informative kind, with listings of the must-see attractions and our decide of the locations to consume, drink and dance, from tucked-away trattorias to the suitable aperitivo bars to kick off an evening out. utilize some time with the "Pocket tough advisor Rome".
By Stephen Dando-Collins
Unraveling the numerous mysteries surrounding the homicide of Julius Caesar
The assassination of Julius Caesar is without doubt one of the such a lot infamous murders in historical past. thousand years after it happened, many compelling questions stay approximately his loss of life: was once Brutus the hero and Caesar the villain? Did Caesar deliver demise on himself through making plans to make himself king of Rome? was once Mark Antony conscious of the plot, and allow it cross ahead? Who wrote Antony's script after Caesar's demise? utilizing old proof to deal with those and different complicated concerns, historian and award-winning writer Stephen Dando-Collins takes you to the realm of historical Rome and recaptures the drama of Caesar's death and the chaotic aftermath because the vicious fight for strength among Antony and Octavian opened up. For the 1st time, he exhibits how the spiritual fairs and customs of the day impacted at the manner the assassination plot opened up. He indicates, too, how the homicide used to be nearly shunned on the final moment.
A compelling historical past that's jam-packed with intrigue and written with the pacing of a chief secret, The Ides will problem what you're thinking that you recognize approximately Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire.
By Father Chiniquy
Testimony of a Catholic Priest Who switched over to ChristianityAs a toddler, Chiniquy memorized scriptures at his mother's knee and built a deep love for God. turning into a clergyman, he sought after desperately to put complete belief in his church, yet was once hit through waves of doubt as his church claimed adherence to the Gospel, but violated it at each flip. His jealous superiors falsely accused him, yet Abraham Lincoln, a tender attorney from Illinois, defended him and kept his recognition. Chiniquy proves that it was once the Jesuits who later killed Lincoln, and explains why.
By Daniela Dueck
Strabo of Amasia bargains an highbrow biography of Strabo, a Greek guy of letters, set opposed to the political and cultural history of Augustan Rome. It bargains the 1st full-scale interpretation of the fellow and his existence in English. It emphasises where and significance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself inside those highbrow circles. It argues for a deeper knowing of the fusion of Greek and Roman components within the tradition of the Roman Empire. although he wrote in Greek, Strabo needs to be considered as an 'Augustan' author like Virgil or Livy.
By P. A. Brunt
Unified via an curiosity within the components at the back of the conversion of the Roman Republic right into a monarchy, this number of essays via famous historical historian P.A. Brunt contains revised or rewritten experiences of the Italian allies, the Equites, the courts, the military, and amicitia, and new discussions of libertas, clientship, and factions.