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 The Battle That Stopped Rome
The Battle That Stopped Rome
The Battle That Stopped Rome
Author: Peter S. Wells
W. W. Norton & Co
ISBN: 0393020282
2003
Language: English
Pages: 273
Format: PDF
Size: 31,8 mb

In AD 9, a Roman traitor led an army of barbarians who trapped and slaughtered three entire Roman legions: 20, 000 men, half the Roman army in Europe. If not for this battle, the Roman Empire would have expanded to the River Elbe and probably eastward into present-day Russia. But after this defeat, shocked Romans ended all efforts to expand beyond the Rhine. This narrative introduces us to the key protagonists: the Emperor Augustus, the most powerful of the Caesars; his general Varus, who was the wrong man in the wrong place; and the barbarian leader Arminius, later celebrated as the first German hero. In graphic detail, based on archeological finds, the author leads the reader through the mud and blood of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

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 Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia
Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia
Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia
University of Oklahoma Press
2005
ISBN: 031333174X
Format: PDF
Size: 21,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 265
An in-depth study of life in ancient Roman cities Although the majority of ancient Rome's population lived in the countryside, Rome's heart - its cultural, political, and spiritual centre - lay in the city. In the most distant corners of the Empire, Rome's metropolitan existence was reflected in provincial cities whose architecture, infrastructure, language and laws echoed their model and parent: Rome. In Greg Aldrete's comprehensive account, readers will have the opportunity to peer into the inner workings and outer forms of life in Rome's cities, and also gain a new insight into the nature and history of urban existence. The book includes sections on Rome's history, infrastructure, government, and people, as well as chapters on living and dying; dangers of living; pleasures of living; entertainment; religion; the emperors; the economy; Ostia: an industrial port city; and Pompeli. This volume is ideal for school and college students, as well as anyone interested in examining the realities of life in Rome and the ancient Roman cities. A chronology of the time period, maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are also included. Part of The Greenwood Press "Daily Life Through History" Series Provides a fascinating insight into urban life in ancient Rome

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 A History of Byzantium
A History of Byzantium
Author: Timothy E. Gregory
A History of Byzantium
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 140518471X
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 11,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 480
This introduction to the Byzantine civilisation provides a guide for those who know nothing or little about the history of Byzantium. Spanning a vast period from the Emperor Constantine in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the book is structured around a chronological political history although social, economic and cultural issues are addressed throughout. More detailed studies of particular people, events or issues are dealt with in 53 'boxes'. The main alterations in the second edition involve giving greater space to social and economic themes, including more localised case studies and more on archaeological evidence. An excellent well-written study which will be useful and interesting to students and those who like to read about medieval history.

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 The Fall of the Athenian Empire
The Fall of the Athenian Empire
Author: Donald Kagan
The Fall of the Athenian Empire (A New History of the Peloponnesian War)
Cornell University Press
1987
Format: PDF
Size: 16.8 Mb
Language: English

In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C. Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it faced its most serious challenge. At the same time, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the reasons for Athens’ defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire.

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 The Greek and Persian Wars 500-323 bc
The Greek and Persian Wars 500-323 bc
Author: Jack Cassin-scott
The Greek and Persian Wars 500-323 bc (Men-at-Arms 69)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1977
Format: Pdf
Size: 50 Mb
Language: English

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 The Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
The Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
Author: Nota Dimopoulou-rethemiotaki
The Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
John S. Latsis
2005
Format: PDF
Pages: 413
Language: English
Size: 36.7 MB

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Heraklion on Crete. It is one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Herakleion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.

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 A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641
A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641
Author: Stephen Mitchell
A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 (Blackwell History of the Ancient World), 2d edition
Wiley-Blackwell
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 28 Mb
Language: English

The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.
- Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire
- Includes extensive changes to the chapters on regional history, especially those relating to Asia Minor and Egypt
- Offers a renewed evaluation of the decline of the empire in the later sixth and seventh centuries
- Places a larger emphasis on the military deficiencies, collapse of state finances, and role of bubonic plague throughout the Europe in Rome’s decline
- Includes systematic updates to the bibliography

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 The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
Author: Colin McEvedy
Penguin Books, Ltd.
1967 (reprinted 1979)
ISBN: 0140708324
Format: PDF
Size: 116 MB in RAR
Language: English
Pages: 100

Traces the migrations and evolution of the races as well as the development of civilizations from prehistoric times to the fourth century A.D.

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 The Celts - Europe's People of Iron
The Celts - Europe's People of Iron
Author: Collective
The Celts - Europe's People of Iron (Lost Civilizations Series)
Time-Life Books
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 40.8 MB

This is a good overview of the Celitic peoples. Their 'race' per se, covered a very vast area in Europe and beyond.
Content:
A great people maligned by history
Essay: a duchess in the dirt
A rising tide of power and influence
Essay: a tomb beyond compare
What life was like in the iron age
Essay: farming the past
Heroic struggles against mighty Rome
Essay: the people from the bog

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 Troy c. 1700-1250 BC - Osprey Fortress 17
Troy c. 1700-1250 BC - Osprey Fortress 17
Troy C. 1700-1250 BC
Author: Nic Fields

Osprey Publishing
Osprey Fortress 17
2001
ISBN: 1841767034
Format: PDF
Size: 13.7 MB
Language: English
Pages: 68

Hisarlik is a small place, a sandy stone strewn hillock cut up into gullies and hummocks. Yet its historical significance is immense, for this is the site of Troy - the legendary city whose story sprawls across cultures, time and geography. The tale of the siege of Troy is the greatest secular story ever told, and has captured the imagination of the Western World for some 3,000 years. Although there are many difficulties in using Greek myths, oral traditions and the Homeric epics to reconstruct the Trojan War, this title uses the latest archaeological evidence to reconstruct in detail the fortifications of Troy as well as making more general observations about the possible historical events behind the epics of Homer.

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 The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England, 2 edition
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England, 2 edition
Author: Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England, 2 edition
Wiley Blackwell
2013
ISBN: 0470656328
Format: PDF
Size: 12,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 608
Widely acknowledged as the essential reference work for this period, this volume brings together more than 700 articles written by 150 top scholars that cover the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons.
The only reference work to cover the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures, and languages of England from the Roman withdrawal to the Norman Conquest (c.450 – 1066 AD)
Includes over 700 alphabetical entries written by 150 top scholars covering the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons
Updated and expanded with 40 brand-new entries and a new appendix detailing "English Archbishops and Bishops, c.450-1066"
Accompanied by maps, line drawings, photos, a table of "English Rulers, c.450-1066," and a headword index to facilitate searching
An essential reference tool, both for specialists in the field, and for students looking for a thorough grounding in key topics of the period

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 Cannae (Fields Of Battle)
Cannae (Fields Of Battle)
Cannae
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Cassell & Co.
Fields Of Battle
2002
ISBN: 0304357146
Pages: 197
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 58 MB

On August 2, 216 BC, in the Italian town of Cannae, Hannibal won his greatest victory. In one of the bloodiest battles ever, his outnumbered mercenaries massacred the greater part of Rome's large army. For the Romans, Cannae became the yardstick against which all other defeats were measured; for generals centuries after, it became a perfectly executed model to draw on. Using primary sources and brilliant images, Goldsworthy tells the story of this epic confrontation and its devastating tactics.

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 Etruscans - Italy's Lovers of Life
Etruscans - Italy's Lovers of Life
Author: Collective
Early Europe - Mysteries in Stone (Lost Civilizations Series)
Time-Life Books
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 36.4 MB

Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.
Content:
Discovering the first italians
Essay: the joyous music of life
A happy idyll in etruscan history
Essay: rich finds in tuscany
Rhythms and delights of the good life
Essay: houses of the other world
The darker side of a proud people
Essay: homegrown glory

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 Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
Thomas Dunne Books
2012
Format: pdf/epub
Size: 12.5 Mb
Language: English

The complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force, by an award-winning historian.
In this landmark publication, Stephen Dando-Collins does what no other author has ever attempted to do: provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion. Based on thirty years of meticulous research, he covers every legion of Rome in rich detail. In the first part of the book, the author provides a detailed account of what the legionaries wore and ate, what camp life was like, what they were paid, and how they were motivated and punished. Part two examines the histories of all the legions that served Rome for three hundred years starting in 30 BC. The book's final section is a sweeping chronological survey of the campaigns in which the armies were involved, told from the point of view of the legions. Featuring more than 150 maps, photographs, diagrams and battle plans, Legions of Rome is an essential read for ancient history enthusiasts, military history experts and general readers alike.

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 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
Author:Eric H. Cline
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
Princeton University Press; Second Impression edition
2014
ISBN:0691140898
Format:epub
Size:4.36 MB
Pages:264
Language:English

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?

In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.

A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age--and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

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 From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews
From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews
Author: Rudolph R. Windsor
From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews
Windsor Golden Series
1988
Format: PDF
Size: 22.3 Mb
Language: English

This carefully reserched book is a significant addition to this vital foeld of knowledge. It sets forth, in fascinating detail, the history, from earliset recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa.

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 Genesis of the Grail Kings: The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning and the Ancient Bloodline of Jesus
Genesis of the Grail Kings: The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning and the Ancient Bloodline of Jesus
Author: Laurence Gardner
Genesis of the Grail Kings: The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning and the Ancient Bloodline of Jesus
Element Books Ltd
2000
Format: PDF
Size: 15 Mb
Language: English

From beneath the windswept sands of ancient Mesopotarnia comes the documented legacy of the creation chamber of the heavenly Anunnaki. Here is the story of the clinical cloning of Adam and Eve, which predates Bible scripture by more than 2,000 years.
From cuneiform texts, cylinder seals, and suppressed archives, best-selling historian and distinguished genealogist Laurence Gardner tells the ultimate story of the alchemical bloodline of the Holy Grail, including:
-Hidden secrets of the Tables of Testimony
-Anti-gravitational science of the pyramid pharaohs
-A history of God and the lords of eternity
-Disclosures of the Phoenix and the Philosophers' Stone
-The superconductive powers of monatomic gold
-A genetic key to the evolutionary Missing Link
-Active longevity and the Star Fire magic of Eden

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 The Story of Troy
The Story of Troy
Author: David Maule
Dorling Kindersley Pub.
DK ELT Graded Readers
2000
ISBN: 075133183X
Pages: 50
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 27 MB

They draw on the proven strengths of DK books for native speakers of English; an interesting approach to factual topics clear detailed illustrations and a combination of education information and enjoyment. These same strengths are now available to teachers and learners of English. The levels have been chosen for ease of use to approximate to the various UCLES exams and the readers can be used alongside the appropriate course book.

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 Warfare in the Roman Republic: From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium
Warfare in the Roman Republic: From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium
Author: Lee L. Brice
Warfare in the Roman Republic: From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium
ABC-CLIO
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 10.4 Mb
Language: English

The study of ancient Rome remains both a high-interest topic and a staple of high school and university curricula, while recent Hollywood movies continue to heighten popular interest in Rome. This multi-format handbook examines warfare in ancient Rome during the republic period, from approximately 400 BCE to 31 BCE. Presenting ready reference, primary source documents, statistical information, and a chronology, the title explore all aspects of conflict during this time period, including key military leaders, pivotal battles and sieges, new weapons and technologies, and the intersections of warfare and society in the ancient world. The reference entries provide detailed snapshots of key people, events, groups, places, weapons systems, and strategies that enable readers to easily understand the critical issues during 400 years of the Roman Republic, while various overview, causes, and consequences essays offer engaging, in-depth coverage of the most important wars. By providing students with in-depth information about how the Roman Army operated, they develop a fuller understanding Roman, ancient, and world history.

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