The Last Roman Vengeance

History and adventure, brutality and courage combine to powerful effect, making The Last Roman an outstanding series.

Author: Jack Ludlow

Publisher: Allison and Busby

ISBN: 0749014466

Category: Byzantine Empire

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Justinian, a paranoid leader, desperately wants the lost provinces returned to his rule but must first dispatch his brave general, Belisaurius to fight the Persians in the East. Justinian grows concerned that Belisaurius will grow successful and courageous in his feats, thus becoming a threat to his power and person. He subsequently dispatches him on a near-impossible mission to North Africa to take back from the Vandals what was once Ancient Carthage. Meanwhile back in Constantinople, Marcus Donatus has found favor with Empress Theodora, wife of Justinian, in the hopes of being able to influence Justinian himself.

Galla Placidia

Wedding in Gaul (414) -- Funerals in Barcelona (414-416) -- Making of an empress (417-425) -- Restoration and rehabilitation (425-431) -- Bride, a book, and a pope (437-438) -- Between Rome and Ravenna (438-450).

Author: Hagith Sivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195379129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Wedding in Gaul (414) -- Funerals in Barcelona (414-416) -- Making of an empress (417-425) -- Restoration and rehabilitation (425-431) -- Bride, a book, and a pope (437-438) -- Between Rome and Ravenna (438-450)

Roman Society in the Last Century of the Western Empire

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Samuel Dill

Publisher: Wylie Press

ISBN: 9781445591964

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Charlie Dryden and the Stolen Roman Standard

Roman Standards or Signum were held in awe and fiercely protected as they were symbols of Roman honour. Charlie read the information in the empty display cabinet. It stated that this was the standard for the last legion stationed at the ...

Author: Carol Dean

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326934279

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The seventh book in Carol Dean’s Charlie Dryden Series. It was bad enough that Charlie Dryden and his family had their day at the Roman museum spoilt because someone had decided to steal the Roman Standard of the Fourth Cohort, the Signum, found recently in a farmers field. But little did Charlie know that he would soon become involved with the quest to retrieve the Signum, bringing honour back to the Fourth Cohort, and the thieves to face justice. With the help of his new friend Atticus Marcus Lucius that is.

The Plays of Shakspeare

Demetrius , Titus Andronicus , a noble Roman , General against the Aaron , a Moor , beloved by Tamora . ... coffins from the field ; Nor wrong mine age with this indignity . And now , at last , laden with honour's spoils , Bas . Romans ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082501688

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Page: 886

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Honour

Sixth century Constantinople.

Author: Jack Ludlow

Publisher: Magna Large Print Books

ISBN: 0750543671

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 390

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Sixth century Constantinople. Flavius Belisarius is barely eighteen and is already commander of the cavalry patrolling the Persian frontier. A brilliant soldier but a poor schemer - Flavius needs to be both in order to survive the febrile politics of the Eastern Roman Empire. When his friend, Petrus Sabbatius uses trickery to become co-Emperor, Flavius is embroiled in an explosive venture. He must battle against the deadly Sassanids and protect the co-Emperor from his own subjects who are out for blood. But Flavius is unaware that his wife, joining him on the campaign, is secretly charged to spy on him.

A Dictionary of the Roman Empire

Here are profiles of the great emperors, such as Marcus Aurelius, one of the most profoundly intellectual monarchs in western civilization, and the aberrant Gaius Caligula, who, after draining the Roman treasury with his eccentric behavior, ...

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195102339

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 494

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The extraordinarily rich cultural legacy of the Roman world has had a profound affect world civilization. Roman achievements in architecture, law, politics, literature, war, and philosophy serve as the foundation of modern Western society. Now, for the first time in an A-Z format, A Dictionary of the Roman Empire assembles the people, places, events, and ideas of this remarkable period in one easy-to-use source. With over 1,900 entries covering more than five hundred years of Roman history, from Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars (59-51 B.C.) to the fall of Romulus Augustus, the last Roman emperor (476 A.D.), this accessible guide provides quick reference to one of the most studied periods of all antiquity. Every aspect of Roman life is included. Here are profiles of the great emperors, such as Marcus Aurelius, one of the most profoundly intellectual monarchs in western civilization, and the aberrant Gaius Caligula, who, after draining the Roman treasury with his eccentric behavior, made it a capital crime for citizens not to bequeath him their estates. Informative entries describe the complex workings of Roman government, such as census taking, the creation of civil service, coinage, and the venerable institution of the Senate, and offer insight into the various trends and cultural tastes that developed throughout Roman history. For example, a discussion on baths, the most common type of building in the Roman Empire, demonstrates the unique intermingling of luxury, community, recreation, and, in the provinces, an association with Rome, that served as the focus of any city aspiring to greatness. Other entries describe the practice of paganism, marriage and divorce, ludi (public games held to entertain the Roman populace), festivals of the Roman year, and gluttony (epitomized by famous gourmands such as the emperor Vitellius, who according to the historian Suetonius, lived for food, banqueting three or four times a day, routinely vomiting up his meal and starting over). Also featured are longer essays on such topics as art and architecture, gods and goddesses, and the military, as well as a chronology, a short glossary of Roman terms, and appendices listing the emperors of the Empire and diagram the often intertwined family trees of ruling dynasties. Comprehensive, authoritative, and illustrated with over sixty illustrations and maps, A Dictionary of the Roman Empire provides easy access to the remarkable civilization upon which Western society was built.

Honour

Justinian, the Byzantine Emperor, is desperate to revive the empire's glory.

Author: Jack Ludlow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1407952080

Category: Rome

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Justinian, the Byzantine Emperor, is desperate to revive the empire's glory. Among his actions to this effect is the dispatch of his brave general Belisaurius to fight the Persians in the East. But Justinian fights paranoia and grows concerned that Belisaurius will become a threat to his power and person.

Rubicon

From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life.

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 030742751X

Category: History

Page: 464

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A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

Harold the Last of the Saxon Kings

The time of year customary for the National Assembly; the recent consecration of Westminster, for which Edward had ... blending the first Teuton with the last Roman masonries, that the crowd of the Saxon freemen assembled to honour the ...

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409240693

Category: Great Britain

Page: 427

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Complete fictional biography of the great Saxon King, Harold.

The Quarterly Journal of Science Literature and Art

The expedition of Cornelius Balbus ( the last Roman general who had the honour of a triumph , ) who reached the Niger , and marched for some time on its northern bank , ( apparently where the modern negro kingdoms of Noofee , Yaoora ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010283716

Category: Science

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Contains the proceedings of scientific societies.

History of the Romans Under the Empire

in Cæsar's honour . victory just in time to decree that the festival of the morrow should be celebrated with more ... Sulla was the last Roman imperator who had been permitted to advance the pomerium , or extend the bounds of the city .

Author: Charles Merivale

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000035890

Category: Rome

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An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures A summary of biblical geography and antiquities 10th ed rev corr and brought down to the present time

the Roman honour in this regard ; and would not violate the usual processes of judgment to gratify this body of men , though they were the most illustrious personages of the province he governed , by condemning the Apostle unheard ...

Author: Thomas Hartwell Horne

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH57C1

Category: Bible

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A History of the Romans under the Empire

th VtE Decrees passed in Cæsar's honour . р It re P te h I C victory just in time to decree that the festival of ... Sulla was the last Roman imperator who had been permitted to advance the pomarium , or extend the bounds of the city .

Author: Charles MERIVALE (Dean of Ely.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024517338

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How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage

'Think not, thou noble Roman,/That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome. ... 'if it comes to a choice between life and virtue', to choose virtue, honour and, it is to be hoped, an immortal Cato-like fame, by taking his own life.4 Thus, ...

Author: Peter Lake

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300225662

Category: History

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A masterful, highly engaging analysis of how Shakespeare’s plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the Reformation, and the threat of foreign enemies, Shakespeare’s England was fraught with unparalleled anxiety and complicated problems. In this monumental work, Peter Lake reveals, more than any previous critic, the extent to which Shakespeare’s plays speak to the depth and sophistication of Elizabethan political culture and the Elizabethan imagination. Lake reveals the complex ways in which Shakespeare’s major plays engaged with the events of his day, particularly regarding the uncertain royal succession, theological and doctrinal debates, and virtue and virtù in politics. Through his plays, Lake demonstrates, Shakespeare was boldly in conversation with his audience about a range of contemporary issues. This remarkable literary and historical analysis pulls the curtain back on what Shakespeare was really telling his audience and what his plays tell us today about the times in which they were written.

Comedies and Tragedies

But we are now engag'd , and the Roman Honour is at stake ; ' tis Rome and her Battles , we bleed in ; and who draws a sword against her must be Our Enemy ; Else , by my Honour , though it be my Rival ...

Author: Thomas Killigrew

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z178176307

Category: Digital images

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The princess, or, Love at first sight -- The parsons wedding --The pilgrim -- Cicilia and Clorinda, or, Love in arms --Thomaso, or, The wanderer -- Bellamira her dream, or, The love of shadows -- Claricilla -- The prisoners.

Free At Last

This collection builds on recent dynamic work on Roman freedmen, the contributors drawing upon a rich and varied body of evidence - visual, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to elucidate the impact of freed slaves on Roman society ...

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Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472502964

Category: History

Page: 224

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How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make to the society that had once - sometimes brutally - repressed them? This collection builds on recent dynamic work on Roman freedmen, the contributors drawing upon a rich and varied body of evidence - visual, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to elucidate the impact of freed slaves on Roman society and culture amid the shadow of their former servitude. The contributions span the period between the first century BC and the early third century AD and survey the territories of the Roman Republic and Empire, while focusing on Italy and Rome.