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An insider's guide: how to join the Roman legions, wield a gladius, storm cities, and conquer the world Your emperor needs you for the Roman army! The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconquerable from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia. Yet the might of Rome rests completely on the armored shoulders of the legionaries who hold back the barbarian hordes and push forward the frontiers of empire. This carefully researched yet entertainingly nonacademic book tells you how to join the Roman legions, the best places to serve, and how to keep your armor from getting rusty. Learn to march under the eagles of Rome, from training, campaigns, and battle to the glory of a Roman Triumph and retirement with a pension plan. Every aspect of army life is discussed, from drill to diet, with handy tips on topics such as how to select the best boots or how to avoid being skewered by enemy spears. Combining the latest archaeological discoveries with the . . .

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The first full-­scale history of Hannibal's Carthage in decades and "a convincing and enthralling narrative.­" ( ) Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilization that ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge. This monumental work charts the entirety of Carthage's history, from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-­and-­sea clash with Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western history. reintroduces readers to the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-­long struggle against an implacable enemy.

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This book unveils amazing African ancestral secrets that reveals the true identity of many black people around the world. Among the many revelations is the secret identity of the enslaved Africans and show how this information explains the lack of development of the black race. Finally, it shows the solution for black peoples problems and some practical tips to rebuild our communities.

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The Hellenistic period began with the considerable expansion of the Greek world through the Macedonian conquest of the Persian empire and ended with Rome becoming the predominant political force in that world. This new and enlarged edition of Michel Austin's seminal work provides a panoramic view of this world through the medium of ancient sources. It now comprises over three hundred texts from literary, epigraphic and papyrological sources which are presented in original translations and supported by introductory sections, detailed notes and references, chronological tables, maps, illustrations of coins, and a full analytical index. The first edition has won widespread admiration since its publication in 1981. Updated with reference to the most recent scholarship on the subject, this new edition will prove invaluable for the study of a period which has received increasing recognition.

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In Felipe Fernández-­Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-­minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-­Armesto, a civilization is "civilized in direct proportion to its distance, its difference from the unmodified natural environment"...­by its taming and warping of climate, geography, and ecology. The same impersonal forces that put an ocean between Africa and India, a river delta in Mesopotamia, or a 2,­000-­mile-­long mountain range in South America have created the mold from which humanity has fashioned its own wildly differing cultures. In a grand tradition that is certain to evoke comparisons to the great historical taxonomies, each chapter of connects the world of the ecologist and geographer to a panorama of cultural history. In the medieval poem is not merely a Christian allegory, but . . .

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When originally published in 1901, this volume related for the first time the History of Egypt in the Middle Ages, from its conquest by the Saracens in 640 to its annexation by the Ottoman Turks in 1517 in a continuous narrative apart from the general history of the Muslim caliphate.

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Einleitung1.­1 Kyros der GroßeWohl zu Beginn der 550er Jahre gelangte in Parsa (Fars) ein Mann auf den Thron seiner Väter, der die Geschichte des gesamten Vorderen Asiens neu zu schreiben in der Lage war: Kyros, der 'König von Ansan'.­1Der aus dem Geschlecht der Achämeniden stammende König Kyros der Große kam angeblich 559 v. Chr. an die Macht und gilt als Begründer des persischen Weltreiches. 550 v. Chr. gelang es ihm als Fürst der Persis die bis dahin andauernde Vorherrschaft der Meder abzuschütteln und das Perserreich nach und nach durch etliche Eroberungen zum Großreich auszuweiten. Der triumphale Einzug in Babylon 539 v. Chr. vollendete seinen Siegeszug und er herrschte über ein Reich das sich von der Ägäis bis zum Indus erstreckte. Symbol seiner Herrschaft war die prächtige Hauptstadt Pasargadai. 529 v. Chr. soll Kyros bei einem Feldzug gegen die skythischen Massageten2 gefallen sein3 Kyros gilt heute allgemein als Begründer des persischen Großreiches und als einer der . . .

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The Politics of Aristotle is the second part of a treatise of which the Ethics is the first part. It looks back to the Ethics as the Ethics looks forward to the Politics. For Aristotle did not separate the spheres of the statesman and the moralist and in this work he shows that it is the legislator's task to frame a society which shall make a good life possible for all. Aristotle (384 BC ? 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

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In her previous books, Vicki Le�n put readers in the sandals of now obsolete laborers, ranging from funeral clowns to armpit pluckers, and untangled the twisted threads of superstition and science in antiquity. Now, in this book of astonishing true tales of love and sex in long-­ago Greece, Rome, and other cultures around the Mediterranean, she opens the doors to shadowy rooms and parts the curtains of decorum. Le�n goes far beyond what we think we know about sex in ancient times, taking readers on a randy tour of aphrodisiacs and -­aphrodisiacs, contraception, nymphomania, bisexuality, cross-­dressing, and gender-­bending. She explains citizens' fear of hermaphrodites, investigates the stinging price paid for adultery despite the ease of divorce, introduces readers to a surprising array of saucy pornographers, and even describes the eco-­friendly dildos used by libidinous ancients. Love also gets its due, with true tales of the lifelong bonds between military men, history's first . . .

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