Early Roman Armies (Men-at-Arms) by Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Northwood, Richard Hook PDF

By Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Northwood, Richard Hook

ISBN-10: 1855325136

ISBN-13: 9781855325135

The early Romans have been just one of a couple of peoples that inhabited Iron Age primary Italy. From the eighth to the third century BC, the Romans undertook territorial enlargement, and clash with neighbouring tribes and cultures led to open warfare, so much significantly with the Samnites. Alliances sprang have been created too - however the upward push of Rome used to be unstoppable. This identify covers the apparatus, weaponry and get dressed of the early Romans, from the normal starting place in 753 BC to the 3rd century BC, the place the dominance of Rome used to be past problem. It additionally offers with advancements in struggle, protecting the early cavalry, the pre-hoplite military, the hoplite military and the manipular military. Etruscan, Latin, and Samnite battle also are mentioned.

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23 cf. Catharine Edwards, ‘Introduction’, in Suetonius: Lives of the Caesars (trans. C. Edwards; OWC; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). 24 25 Sat. 108–11. Cf. also Tacitus, Ann. 62. Epigr. 5–10. 26 Moral Teaching in Roman Stoicism truly poor is hardly what we should anticipate in this context (or should we? cf. Ben. 28 But that does not in itself make him a selWsh hypocrite. 30 The wish was not granted. 32 But why is it that Dio Cassius’ third-century version of the story is taken more seriously as a historical source than the other texts referred to above, which are at least a century older?

Vit. beat. 1. 35 cf. Vit. beat. 3–4; Helv. 2; Ep. 29. The ‘wise man’ or the sage (› óïçüò= çæüíØìïò, sapiens) was the Stoic term for the ideal philosopher and human being. 36 Vit. beat. 1–2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca 27 and eVort that counts. ’37 This is something to consider when we give ear to his moral teaching. 38 And he succeeded well in doing so, both qualitatively and quantitatively. He appears to have handled most types of literary genres: tragedies,39 satire(s),40 scientiWc works (physics),41 letters,42 (epistolary) consolations,43 philosophical essays,44 and political works,45 including the emperor’s speeches.

60 Obviously, Seneca’s point with the maxim is to urge one to treat other people well. But is its underlying motive ‘sincere’, or is it de facto ‘egocentric’? That is, is this a good precept to follow (just) for one’s own sake or (also) for the sake of others (is it what some might call a ‘passive golden rule’)? 61 By this he does not mean that the actual goal of doing good to others is to eventually beneWt oneself. It is not for some (material) recompense that one does good to other people. ’ His message is rather that ‘the reward for all the virtues lies in the virtues themselves’.

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