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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. , 1970, History of Rome, Volume VII, Books 26–27, translated by F. G. Moore, Loeb Classical Library ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. , 1955, History of Rome, Volume VIII, Books 28–30, ...

Author: John Prevas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306824258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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According to the ancient sources, Hannibal was nine years old when his father led him to the temple at Carthage and dipped the young boy's hands in the blood of the sacrificial victim. Before those gods, Hannibal swore an oath of eternal hatred toward Rome. Few images in history have managed to capture and hold the popular imagination quite like that of Hannibal, the fearless North African, perched on a monstrous elephant, leading his mercenaries over the Alps, and then, against all odds, descending the ice-covered peaks to challenge Rome in her own backyard for mastery of the ancient world. It was a bold move, and it established Hannibal as one of history's greatest commanders. But this same brilliant tactician is also one of history's most tragic figures; fate condemned him to win his battles but not his war against Rome. An internationally recognized expert on Hannibal for nearly thirty years, historian John Prevas has visited every Hannibal-related site and mountain pass, from Tunisia to Italy, Spain to Turkey, seeking evidence to dispel the myths surrounding Hannibal's character and his wars. Hannibal's Oath is an easily readable yet comprehensive biography of this iconic military leader--an epic account of a monumental and tragic life.
2017-09-26 By John Prevas

Of the eighty books of Dio's great work Roman History, covering the era from the legendary landing of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222-235 CE), we possess Books 36-60 (36 and 55-60 have gaps), which cover the years 68 ...

Author: Dio Dio Cassius


ISBN: 0674991958


Page: 496

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Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. 150- 235 CE, was born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. On the death of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in 180 to Rome, entered the Senate, and under the emperor Commodus was an advocate. He held high offices, becoming a close friend of several emperors. He was made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia and then of Pannonia; and consul again in 229. Of the eighty books of Dio's great work Roman History, covering the era from the legendary landing of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222-235 CE), we possess Books 36-60 (36 and 55-60 have gaps), which cover the years 68 BCE-47 CE. The missing portions are partly supplied, for the earlier gaps by Zonaras, who relies closely on Dio, and for some later gaps (Book 35 onwards) by John Xiphilinus (of the eleventh century). There are also many excerpts. The facilities for research afforded by Dio's official duties and his own industry make him a very vital source for Roman history of the last years of the republic and the first four emperors. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Dio Cassius is in nine volumes.
1925-01-31 By Dio Dio Cassius

92 phillipson, C (1911) The International Law and Custom of Ancient Greece and Rome, Vol I (London, Macmillan) 390–406; Cook, s (ed) (1970) The Cambridge Ancient History. Rome and the Mediterranean, Vol VIII (Cambridge, ...

Author: Alexander Gillespie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847318411

Category: Law

Page: 180

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This unique work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This third volume deals with the question of the control of weaponry, from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age. In doing so, it divides into two parts: namely, conventional weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. The examination of the history of arms control of conventional weapons begins with the control of weaponry so that one side could achieve a military advantage over another. This pattern, which only began to change centuries after the advent of gunpowder, was later supplemented by ideals to control types of conventional weapons because their impacts upon opposing combatants were inhumane. By the late twentieth century, the concerns over inhumane conventional weapons were being supplemented by concerns over indiscriminate conventional weapons. The focus on indiscriminate weapons, when applied on a mass scale, is the core of the second part of the volume. Weapons of Mass Destruction are primarily weapons of the latter half of the twentieth century. Although both chemical and biological warfare have long historical lineages, it was only after the Second World War that technological developments meant that these weapons could be applied to cause large-scale damage to non-combatants. thi is unlike uclear weapons, which are a truly modern invention. Despite being the newest Weapon of Mass Destruction, they are also the weapon of which most international attention has been applied, although the frameworks by which they were contained in the last century, appear inadequate to address the needs of current times. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.
2011-10-07 By Alexander Gillespie

Martyrium Peoni The Festivals – Fasti Urbe Condita), History of Rome, Volume V, Books 21–22, Harvard University Press, 1929, translation by B.O. Foster; Loeb Classical Library, Livy, (Ab Urbe Condita), History of Rome, Volume VII, ...

Author: Raffaele D'Amato

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781473811898

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the Latin warriors on the Palatine Hill in the age of Romulus, to the last defenders of Constantinople in 1453 AD, the weaponry of the Roman Army was constantly evolving. Through glory and defeat, the Roman warrior adapted to the changing face of warfare. Due to the immense size of the Roman Empire, which reached fromthe British Isles to the Arabian Gulf, the equipment of the Roman soldier varied greatly from region to region.Through the use of materials such as leather, linen and felt, the army was able to adjust its equipment to these varied climates. Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier sheds new light on the many different types of armour used by the Roman soldier, and combines written and artistic sources with the analysis of old and new archaeological finds. With a huge wealth of plates and illustrations, which include ancient paintings, mosaics, sculptures and coin depictions, this book gives the reader an unparalleled visual record of this fascinating period of military history.This book, the first of three volumes, examines the period from Marius to Commodus. Volume II covers the period from Commodus to Justinian, and Volume III will look at the period from Romulus to Marius.
2009-09-17 By Raffaele D'Amato

Cassius Dio, Roman History, Volume VIII: Books 61-70, translated by E. Cary (Loeb Classical Library 1985). Florus, Epitome of Roman History, translated by E. S. Forster (Loeb Classical Library 1929). Josephus, Jewish Antiquities: Books ...

Author: Lydia Langerwerf

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527551831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Hercules is a hero; we were all brought up to appreciate the basic idea of the ancient hero. But what about him makes him one? This book aims to challenge some of the standard expectations as to what constitutes a hero, considering the phenomenon of heroism from a range of viewpoints. In this book we invite you to walk around the monumental notions of the hero and heroism, and endeavour to reach out and touch them on all sides. The chapters in this volume testify to the difficulty of answering the question ‘what is a hero?’ and engage with a variety of themes in attempting to offer some replies. They demonstrate not just the variety of ways in which the protagonists of ancient literature can be deemed heroic, but also the tendency for aspects of heroism to turn sour once identified. It seems that the moment we recognise heroic features, we are forced to question them. Do heroes necessitate anti-heroes, for example? Portraying protagonists’ heroic qualities in an ambigous light focuses the reader’s attention on the problem of realising the ideals of heroism in historic actuality. Various chapters ask the rhetorical question of whether we should expect, or more importantly, desire historical actors to behave like mythical heroes. To what extent can a hero ever be integrated into normal society? What difference might there be between a tragic and an epic hero? The commonplace ‘The only good hero is a dead hero’ summarises the extent to which this book also focuses on heroic death and dying. Covering Euripides to Monty Python, Roman soldiers to the modern military, this volume offers the reader a chance to think about the changing notion of the hero and recognise heroic qualities throughout western culture.
2020-05-15 By Lydia Langerwerf

Oxford Classical Texts: Titi Livi: Ab Urbe Condita, Vol. 6: Libri XXXVI–XL, ed. P. G. Walsh. OUP, Oxford 1999. English: Livy, History of Rome, Volume VI: Books 23-25; Volume VIII: Books 28-30, transl. F. Gardner Moore.

Author: Luka Boršić

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789699166

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book explores the origins of two types of ancient ship connected with the protohistoric eastern Adriatic area: the ‘Liburnian’ and the southern Adriatic ‘lemb’. An extensive overview of written, iconographic and archaeological evidence questions the existing scholarly assumption that the liburna and lemb were closely related.
2021-03-04 By Luka Boršić

The Cambridge ancient history, vol. VII, part 2: The rise of Rome to 220 B.C.; vol. VIII: Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C.; vol. IX: The last age of the Roman Republic, 146–43 B.C. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199802904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 42

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit
2010-05-01 By Oxford University Press

Civil Wars. In Appian, Roman History, Volume III: The Civil Wars, Books 1–3.26. Translated by Horace White. LCL 4. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1913. Cassius Dio. Roman History. In Roman History, Volume VIII: Books 61-70.

Author: Brian Schmisek

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532613098

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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This handbook is a short guide for those who are interested in Roman sites that have something to do with the New Testament, and in particular with Peter and Paul. For more than ten years, Dr. Schmisek has led graduate ministry programs in the Eternal City. This book is informed by the questions, insights, and comments from students over those years. While not addressing each and every claimed New Testament artifact in the city of Rome, the handbook focuses on the more significant churches and locales that have a connection to Petrine and Pauline legends: places such as St. Peter's at the Vatican and St. Paul's outside the Walls are included, but also St. Peter's at Montorio and Tre Fontane. There are two primary parts to this book: the first is a brief survey of what is known (and not known) regarding Peter and Paul's time in Rome. The various sources of Pauline and Petrine legends are included in this survey as those legends are key to interpreting many sites and their significance. The second part of the book is more akin to a tour book laid out in four subsections, generally corresponding to geographical areas of the city. This brief handbook will be a valuable guide to those who seek a greater understanding of the historical and legendary background to Petrine and Pauline sites in Rome.
2017-10-12 By Brian Schmisek

The Odyssey of Homer (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007), xvi. 425–428. 7. Livy, History of Rome Volume VIII, Loeb Classical Library (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936), XXX. 42. 8. Plutarch, Demetrius, Lives Volume IX, ...

Author: Iakōvos Kareklas


ISBN: 9781498599597

Category: Greece

Page: 216

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"This book of Thucydidean scholarship demonstrates that international law existed in systematic form in classical Greece. Apart from comprising a philological analysis of some pivotal aspects of the history of the Peloponnesian War, the author argues that the work of Thucydides has greatly influenced contemporary international law and politics"--

G&R 19.2:127–35. Moore, F. G. 1949. Livy History of Rome, Volume VIII, Books 28–30. Cambridge, MA. Ogilvie, R. M. 1965. A Commentary on Livy: Books 1–5. Oxford. Orlin, E. M. 1997. Temples, Religion, and Politics in the Roman Republic.

Author: John F. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191083129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (Mercury in his Roman alter ego) is the most versatile, enigmatic, complex, and ambiguous. The runt of the Olympian litter, he is the god of lies and tricks, yet is also kindly towards mankind and a bringer of luck. His functions embrace both the marking of boundaries and their transgression, but also extend to commerce, lucre, and theft, as well as rhetoric and practical jokes. In another guise, he plays the role of mediator between all realms of human and divine activity, embracing heaven, earth, and the netherworld. Pursuing this elusive divinity requires a truly multidisciplinary approach, reflecting his prismatic nature, and the twenty contributions to this volume draw on a wide range of fields to achieve this, from Greek and Roman literature (epic, lyric, and drama), epigraphy, cult, and religion, to vase painting and sculpture. In offering an overview of the myriad aspects of Hermes/Mercury-including his origins, patronage of the gymnasium, and relation to other trickster figures-the volume attempts to track the god's footprints across the many domains in which he partakes. Moreover, in keeping with his deep connection to exchange, commerce, and dialogue, it aims to exemplify and further encourage discourse between Latinists and Hellenists, as well as between scholars of literary and material cultures.
2019-01-31 By John F. Miller