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A tense and brilliantly dramatic short story from the bestselling author of the Throne of the Caesars Series. Maximinus Thrax is desperate to raise money for the army, but his advisors dissuade him from taxation, fearing another uprising. The spy Censorinus is sent to Abonouteichus to steal the secrets of rich and powerful men who have confided in the oracle there.

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Series : Book 5 of "Warrior of Rome" Warrior of Rome: The Wolves of the North by Harry Sidebottom marks the start of a new trilogy within the Warrior of Rome series.­AD263 - barbarian invasions and violent uprisings threaten to tear apart the Imperium of Rome.­In the north, the tribes are increasingly bold in their raids on the Imperium - their savagery unlike anything Rome has known before. Ballista must undertake his most treacherous journey yet - a covert attempt to turn the barbarians of the steppe against each other. He must face the Heruli - the most bizarre and brutal of all the nomad tribes - the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North. As Ballista and his retinue make their journey, someone - or something - is hunting them, picking them off one by one, and leaving a trail of terror and mutilated corpses. Ballista is in a strange land, among strange people, but is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within his own familia?­Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading . . .

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Harry Sidebottom's internationally bestselling "Warrior of Rome" continues with "King of Kings.­" Reknown for their skilled blending of action and historical accuracy, Sidebottom's "Warrior of Rome" novels take the reader from the shouts of the battlefield to the whispering of the emperor's inner circle.

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In the bestselling tradition of Steven Pressfield, Bernard Cornwell, and Conn Iggulden, a blockbuster set in gladiatorial Rome Already a bestseller in the U.­K., Fire in the Eastis the first gripping installment in an immense grand narrative the Warrior of Rome series. In this well-­constructed, well-­paced and gripping account (Times Literary Supplement) Harry Sidebottom combines stunning historical detail with resounding contemporary relevance as he explores the enduring question of how far the West will go to defend its liberties before it destroys the very thing it is trying to protect. AD 255 the Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power, a man whose very name means war: a man called Ballista. So unfolds an epic drama a story of empire, heroes, . . .

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Harry Sidebottom's internationally bestselling Warrior of Rome continues with King of Kings . Reknown for their skilled blending of action and historical accuracy, Sidebottom¹s Warrior of Rome novels take the reader from the shouts of the battlefield to the whispering of the emperor's inner circle.

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In the sixth novel in Harry Sidebottom's acclaimed and bestselling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission-­while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him. In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. The western provinces-­Gaul, Spain and Britain-­have been seized by Postumus, the pretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the armies of the emperor Gallienus muster and he is keen to take his rightful place of power. A war between two emperors is coming and everyone must choose a side. On a mission shrouded in secrecy and suspicion, Ballista is sent by Gallienus back to his original home of Hyperborea, the place of the people of his birth to raise an army against Postumus. This means that Ballista must journey along The Amber Road to the far north. Along the way Ballista meets a fearsome, masked warlord who attacks, bringing fire and sword against Ballista and his men. And in his home of . . .

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Fuoco a Oriente - Il re dei re - Sole bianco - Il silenzio della spada Combatti per Roma Difendi il tuo onore Intrighi, rivolte e guerre di potere. Difendere Roma è la sua vita. Dopo un’egemonia durata secoli, nell’anno 255 l’Impero romano subisce una battuta d’arresto lungo il suo trionfale cammino: la sua autorità è minacciata ai confini orientali. Un uomo solo, il guerriero più abile di Roma, è chiamato a organizzare la resistenza e a confrontarsi con il nemico più duro e violento che abbia mai incontrato. E lo stesso uomo, il generale Balista, viene richiamato a corte quando, un anno dopo, l’Impero si ritrova sotto attacco, dentro e fuori i confini. Coinvolto in nuove sfide contro personaggi inquietanti e spietati, il leggendario combattente vedrà poi avvicinarsi un terribile pericolo che minaccia lui, i figli, la moglie Giulia e tutta la sua famiglia. Dilaniato dal dubbio di dover anteporre la salvezza dell’Impero a quella dei suoi, Balista scoprirà sulla sua pelle che il . . .

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Mesopotamia, AD 260. Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly, as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, King of Kings. Ballista looks on helplessly, but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery. But first, he must decide what price he will pay for his own freedom. Only the fearless and only those whom the gods will spare from hell can now save the empire from a catastrophic ending. Ballista, the Warrior of Rome, faces his greatest challenge yet.

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AD262 - the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North. The barbaric Goth tribes sail towards Ephesus, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them. The Goths' appetite for brutality and destruction is limitless and before long Ballista is locked into a deadly bloodfeud, with an enemy that has sworn to destroy him – and the Imperium - at all costs.

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Warrior of Rome: The Wolves of the North by Harry Sidebottom marks the start of a new trilogy within the Warrior of Rome series.­AD263 - barbarian invasions and violent uprisings threaten to tear apart the Imperium of Rome.­In the north, the tribes are increasingly bold in their raids on the Imperium - their savagery unlike anything Rome has known before. Ballista must undertake his most treacherous journey yet - a covert attempt to turn the barbarians of the steppe against each other. He must face the Heruli - the most bizarre and brutal of all the nomad tribes - the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North. As Ballista and his retinue make their journey, someone - or something - is hunting them, picking them off one by one, and leaving a trail of terror and mutilated corpses. Ballista is in a strange land, among strange people, but is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within his own familia?­Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading authority on ancient warfare - he . . .

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In the sixth novel in Harry Sidebottom’s acclaimed and bestselling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission—while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him. In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. The western provinces—Gaul, Spain and Britain—have been seized by Postumus, the pretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the armies of the emperor Gallienus muster and he is keen to take his rightful place of power. A war between two emperors is coming and everyone must choose a side. On a mission shrouded in secrecy and suspicion, Ballista is sent by Gallienus back to his original home of Hyperborea, the place of the people of his birth to raise an army against Postumus. This means that Ballista must journey along The Amber Road to the far north. Along the way Ballista meets a fearsome, masked warlord who attacks, bringing fire and sword against Ballista and his men. And in his home of . . .

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Fire in the East is the first gripping installment in an immense grand narrative—the Warrior of Rome series. In this “well-­constructed, well-­paced and gripping account” (Times Literary Supplement), Harry Sidebottom combines stunning historical detail with resounding contemporary relevance as he explores the endur¬ing question of how far the West will go to defend its liberties before it destroys the very thing it is trying to protect. AD 255—the Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomi¬table symbol of Roman power, a man whose very name means war: a man called Ballista. And so unfolds an epic drama—a story of empire, heroes, treachery, courage, and most of all, of brutal, bloody warfare. The spectacular flair for explosive action, depth of literary and geographic background, as . . .

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AD 262 --­the Roman Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne that brought Gallienus to power. And Ephesus, the metropolis of the Eastern Empire, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North: the barbaric Goth tribes, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them. In a relentlessly gripping and richly authentic tale of ancient warfare, The Caspian Gates is an adventure for Rome enthusiasts and scholars alike. Widely acclaimed for his Warrior of Rome series, Harry Sidebottom "provides a well-­constructed, well-­paced, and gripping account . . . which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next installment" (Times Literary Supplement).

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Harry Sidebottom's internationally bestselling Warrior of Rome continues with King of Kings. Reknown for their skilled blending of action and historical accuracy, Sidebottom¹s Warrior of Rome novels take the reader from the shouts of the battlefield to the whispering of the emperor's inner circle.

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Una minaccia incombe sull'impero romano. Il destino di Roma è nelle mani di un unico uomo Dopo unegemonia durata secoli, nellanno 255 lImpero romano subisce una battuta darresto lungo il suo trionfale cammino: la sua autorità è minacciata ai confini orientali, dove una forza antagonista, lImpero dei Sassanidi, si sta imponendo, distruggendo e conquistando territori e popolazioni limitrofi. Anche lisolata e sperduta Arete rischia di subire la stessa sorte di altre città. Un uomo, simbolo del potere di Roma, è inviato sul posto per fermare gli eserciti invasori. Da solo, il guerriero più abile dellImpero romano è chiamato a organizzare la resistenza e a confrontarsi con il nemico più duro e violento che abbia mai incontrato. Fuoco a Oriente è una storia di eroi pronti a tutto pur di dimostrare la propria lealtà, una storia di epico coraggio al centro di uno scontro brutale e sanguinoso. Ed è linizio di una saga indimenticabile «La prosa di Harry Sidebottom è talmente emozionante da . . .

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Greek and Roman warfare differed from other cultures and was unlike any other forms of warfare before and after. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practised a 'Western Way of War', where the aim is an open, decisive battle, won by courage instilled in part by discipline. Harry Sidebottom looks at how and why this 'Western Way of War' was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and Romans, why this concept is so popular and prevalent today, and at
whether or not this is an accurate interpretation.
All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined - from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. He looks at war in the wider context - how wars could shape classical society, and how the individual's identity could be constructed by war, for example the Christian soldier fighting in God's name. He also explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict: Can a war be just? Why was siege warfare particularly . . .

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255 n.­Chr.: het Romeinse rijk beleeft een van zijn onstuimigste periodes. De Barbaren staan voor de poorten, maar de grootste dreiging komt uit het oosten: in Perzië bereidt een immens leger zich voor op een gewelddadige aanval op de Romeinen. De stad Arete wacht een bloedig beleg. De verdediging van deze stad ligt in handen van Ballista, een Germaan die opgeklommen is in het Romeinse leger en die zijn hele leven niets anders heeft gekend dan oorlog en strijd. Ver weg van het decadente Rome gaat hij de bittere strijd aan met de grootste vijand van het rijk.­Oorlog in het oosten is het eerste deel van de serie `Strijder voor Rome , een bloedstollend, episch verhaal over oorlog, verraad en heldenmoed. Harry Sidebottom doceert klassieke geschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Oxford. Door zijn talrijke publicaties op het gebied van klassieke oorlogsvoering, kunst en geschiedenis staat hij internationaal bekend als een van de grootste kenners van de oudheid. 'Een goed geconstrueerd, vlot . . .

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