Category: Ancient History

By Paul Erdkamp

ISBN-10: 140512153X

ISBN-13: 9781405121538

ISBN-10: 1444339214

ISBN-13: 9781444339215

This spouse offers an intensive account of the Roman military, exploring its function in Roman politics and society in addition to the explanations for its effectiveness as a scuffling with force.

  • An huge account of the Roman military, from its beginnings to its transformation within the later Roman Empire
  • Examines the military as an army desktop – its recruitment, education, association, strategies and weaponry
  • Explores the connection of the military to Roman politics, economics and society extra broadly
  • Considers the geography and weather of the lands within which the Romans fought
  • Each bankruptcy is written by way of a number one specialist in a specific subfield and takes account of the newest scholarly and archaeological learn in that area

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By Sebastian Cöllen

ISBN-10: 311042651X

ISBN-13: 9783110426519

Die vorliegende Arbeit bietet ein tieferes Verständnis des Charakters des altwestnordischen Gottes Heimdallr und dessen Bedeutung in den mythologischen Überlieferungen. Die Notwendigkeit einer neuen Untersuchung zu diesem Gott wird dadurch bestätigt, dass er in der Sekundärliteratur noch immer als „rätselhafter Gott“ bezeichnet wird. Im Unterschied zu vielen der früheren Untersuchungen versucht diese Arbeit, den Gott primär aus der Gesellschaft zu analysieren, in der die Traditionen über ihn überliefert wurden, d. h. aus den Texten, aus der Gedankenwelt der Mythologie und aus dem geschichtlichen Kontext der Überlieferungen. In der Arbeit werden sämtliche Quellen (zentral sind Völuspá, Rígsþula, Hyndluljóð und Húsdrápa) kritisch diskutiert und im Licht eines aus dem empirischen fabric ausgearbeiteten analytischen Modells untersucht. Cöllen zeigt, dass Heimdallr in vorchristlicher Zeit wahrscheinlich eine weniger disparate Figur darstellte, als häufig angenommen wird, und dass er in der mythologischen Überlieferung eine wichtige strukturelle Funktion hatte, die unter anderem Vorstellungen von Ordnung und Abstammung reflektierte.

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By Carl Johan Calleman,Barbara Hand Clow

ISBN-10: 1591432774

ISBN-13: 9781591432777

A consultant to aligning your lifestyles with the frequencies of the 9 Waves of Creation

• Explains the quantum physics at the back of the Waves of the Mayan Calendar method and the way their holograms form the human brain

• exhibits how all through historical past each one revolution in human awareness has been pushed via the activation of 1 of the 9 Waves of Creation

• finds how we will consciously paintings to deactivate the adverse styles of the 6th Wave and take place the cohesion attention of the 9th Wave

In the previous few years the area has witnessed adjustments in social attention whose unexpected improvement the ruling clinical paradigm has now not been capable of clarify. those adjustments correspond with the activation of latest Waves of construction emanating from the guts of the universe that effect human pondering. From the large Bang to the current, those Waves advisor the evolution of the universe and, via their holographic resonance with the human brain, profoundly form revolutions in faith, know-how, economic climate, and social consciousness.

Presenting a quantum-holographic point of view on global heritage and human awareness, Carl Calleman explains the quantum physics at the back of the Waves of the Mayan Calendar process and the way those Waves let us comprehend the transferring eras on the earth in addition to the chances of the long run. He describes how, sooner than the activation of the sixth Wave in 3115 BCE, our social platforms have been according to a unified cosmic order, however the hologram of this Wave shifted society to an all-consuming specialize in reliable and Evil, resulting in the increase of patriarchal non secular buildings, slavery, and battle. He explores how later Waves and their new holograms helped humanity live on the unwanted effects of the sixth Wave, equivalent to the commercial Revolution of the seventh Wave and the electronic Revolution of the eighth Wave. In 2011, the ninth Wave was once activated, bringing with it an sped up push for a extra egalitarian global, a emerging expertise of solidarity recognition, and entry to the complete energy of all 9 Waves of Creation.

Calleman explains how our person resonance with every one Wave performs a task within the caliber of our lives and the way we needs to consciously paintings to resonate with the better Waves. Revealing how we will be able to turn into quantum activists in a holographic global by way of aligning with the ninth Wave, the writer exhibits how we every one will help take place the future of humanity hinted at in historical texts.

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By Andrew Lintott

ISBN-10: 0198150687

ISBN-13: 9780198150688

ISBN-10: 0199261083

ISBN-13: 9780199261086

there's no different released e-book in English learning the structure of the Roman Republic as a complete. but the Greek historian Polybius believed that the structure was once a primary explanation for the exponential progress of Rome's empire. wisdom of Rome's political associations is key either for historic historians and when you learn the contribution of Rome to the republican culture of political idea from the center a long time to the revolutions encouraged by means of the Enlightenment.

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By Joseph Roisman

ISBN-10: 0199985820

ISBN-13: 9780199985821

The Classical Age of Greece produced a few of history's best-known generals and commanders. They comprise the Spartan king Leonidas, who embodied his countrymen's heroic ethos within the conflict of Thermopylae; the Athenian chief Themistocles, credited because the architect of Athens' naval strength and of the Greek victory over the Persians; the recognized democratic chief, Pericles, who ready Athens and directed its clash with Sparta, referred to as the Peloponnesian conflict; the Athenian basic Demosthenes, who deviated from modern conventions of struggle together with his leading edge strategy; the Spartan basic Lysander, who gained the Peloponnesian struggle for Sparta; Dionysius I of Syracuse, arguably the main cutting edge and top expert of the 8 generals mentioned during this ebook; and Epaminondas and Pelopidas who jointly remodeled their urban, Thebes, into an hegemonic power.

The Classical artwork of Command provides readers a different chance to check the variegated nature of Greek generalship in the course of the person careers of 8 famous commanders. It describes the attributes of those leaders' command, the various elements in their person careers and stratagems, and the mark they left on Greek historical past and struggle. It attracts consciousness to the real function that character performed of their management. Joseph Roisman investigates how those generals designed and accomplished army campaigns and process, and to what measure they have been answerable for the consequences. the quantity additionally seems at how the Greek artwork of command replaced in the course of the Classical Age, and the way adaptable it used to be to assorted army demanding situations. different questions contain the level to which a basic used to be a trifling chief of the cost, a conflict director, or a strategist, and what made either historic and sleek professionals regard those 8 generals as remarkable shapers of army historical past. packed with unique analyses and available debts of mythical battles, The Classical artwork of Command will attract all readers with an curiosity in historic battle and generalship.

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By Phillip Harding

ISBN-10: 0415338085

ISBN-13: 9780415338080

ISBN-10: 0415338093

ISBN-13: 9780415338097


A major authority within the box, Phillip Harding offers the first actual English translations of the six Athenian writers referred to as the Atthidographers.


In his bright and particular historical past, Harding examines the rest fragments of those historic writers' paintings – in chronological order – and the way those writings, courting from the 5th and fourth century BC, display a useful wealth of knowledge approximately early Athenian heritage, legend, faith, customs and anecdotes.


Harding additionally is going directly to examine how those histories of Athens and its humans have been the resource for later surviving historians equivalent to Plutarch and Diodorus.


With the help of linking textual content and targeted annotation, a person with an curiosity in Athenian background, classical Greece desire glance no further.

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By Victor Parker

ISBN-10: 1405190337

ISBN-13: 9781405190336

ISBN-10: 1405190345

ISBN-13: 9781405190343

A background of Greece: 130030 BC, deals a accomplished advent to the foundational political historical past of Greece, from the past due Mycenaean Age via to the dying of Cleopatra VII, the final Hellenistic monarch of Egypt.

  • Introduces textual and archaeological proof utilized by historians to reconstruct historic occasions in the course of Greece’s Bronze, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods
  • Reveals the political and social constitution of the Greek international within the overdue Mycenaean interval (thirteenth century BC) via research of the Linear B capsules, the oldest surviving documents in Greek
  • Features a variety of references to unique resource fabrics, together with a number of fragmentary papyri, inscriptions, cash, and different literary sources
  • Provides large insurance of the Hellenistic interval, and covers parts excluded from such a lot Greek historical past texts, together with the Greek West
  • Features really appropriate use of illustrations all through, and considers teachers’ instructing wishes by means of structuring the later sections to facilitate instructing a parallel path in Roman History
  • Balances scholarship with a reader-friendly method of create an available advent to the political historical past of 1 of such a lot amazing historic civilizations and complex classes of worldwide history

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By Mike Roberts

ISBN-10: 1783463783

ISBN-13: 9781783463787

This unique e-book appears to be like intimately at arguably the 2 most important characters on both sides within the heart years of the good Peloponnesian battle and the showdown in and round Amphipolis that resulted in either their deaths in 422 BC.

The Spartan commander Brasidas was once already a veteran of many campaigns while he headed for the strategically very important northern theatre. Cleon was once the foremost hawk within the Athenian meeting who led his fellow voters in a huge attempt to counter the impression that Brasidas used to be having within the north. the 2 eventually clashed in conflict outdoors the Athenian colony of Amphipolis which Brasidas had by way of then captured (the nice historian Thucydides being exiled for his failure to safeguard it). The Spartans received yet either males died within the scuffling with, their passing having far-reaching outcomes for the following process the conflict. via focussing at the deadly duel among Brasidas and Cleon, and drawing on all on hand resources to complement Thucydides' seminal account, Mike Roberts bargains a invaluable new standpoint at the Peloponnesian War.

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By Annelise Freisenburch

ISBN-10: 9724743292

ISBN-13: 9789724743295

As mulheres, amantes, mães, irmãs e filhas dos Césares têm sido popularmente caracterizadas como assassinas cruéis, adúlteras sem vergonha e interventoras políticas coniventes nos grandes dramas da corte romana. Desde 30 a. C., quando Cleópatra, Octávia e Lívia surgem no auge da mudança de Roma de república para autocracia, até ao século v, com Gala Placídia aprisionada por invasores godos, a autora traça um retrato das vidas das mulheres que ascenderam ao poder nestes cinco séculos. A política de Roma é revelada também através das histórias de Júlia, uma filha que desgraçou o pai embriagando-se no Fórum romano e praticando sexo com estranhos; Popeia, uma amante fútil que persuadiu o imperador a matar a mãe para que pudessem casar; Domícia, uma esposa que teve um caso com um ator antes de conspirar para o assassínio do marido; e Fausta, uma madrasta que tentou seduzir o próprio enteado e engendrou de seguida a sua execução, sendo depois atirada para água a ferver como castigo.

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By Kelly Olson

ISBN-10: 041541475X

ISBN-13: 9780415414753

ISBN-10: 0415414768

ISBN-13: 9780415414760

In old Rome, the subtlest info in gown helped to differentiate among degrees of social and ethical hierarchy. outfits have been a key a part of the signal platforms of Roman civilization – a relevant point of its visible language, for ladies in addition to men.


This attractive e-book collects and examines creative proof and literary references to girl garments, cosmetics and decoration in Roman antiquity, decoding their which means and revealing what it intended to be an decorated lady in Roman society.


Cosmetics, embellishes and model have been usually thought of frivolous, wasteful or misleading, which displays old perspectives concerning the nature of girls. despite the fact that, Kelly Olson makes use of literary facts to argue that ladies frequently took excitement in fashioning themselves, and plenty of taken care of adornment as an important task, having fun with the social prestige, impression and tool that it signified.


This learn makes a tremendous contribution to our wisdom of Roman girls and is key analyzing for someone drawn to historical Roman life.

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