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By the year AD 116 a Spamard who was one of Rome's greatest emperors - Trajan - stood on the shores of the Persian Gulf: the first time that a ... The Atlantic had brought Rome to a full stop in the West, but the East seemed unlimited.

Author: Warwick Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134823864

Category: History

Page: 544

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In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail. This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal form in the story of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's legendary foundation by Aeneas and the Trojan heroes as the New Troy, through the installation of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual foundation of the new Rome by a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome eventually ditched Europe to the barbarians. Rome in the East overturns the received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture. Newly available in paperback, and illustrated with almost 300 photographs, plans and drawings, its accessible and comprehensive approach makes it an ideal resource for both the academic and general reader.
2002-01-04 By Warwick Ball

Although the period of 129–96 BC saw Rome gain two further stretches of the Mediterranean coastline, Rome's focus was not on affairs of the east. This is understandable given the situation amongst the old powers of the Hellenistic world ...

Author: Gareth Sampson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686346

Category: History

Page: 224

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In 53BC the Proconsul Marcus Crassus and 36,000 of his legionaries were crushed by the Parthians at Carrhae in what is now eastern Turkey. Crassus' defeat and death and the 20,000 casualties his army suffered were an extraordinary disaster for Rome. The event intensified the bitter, destructive struggle for power in the Roman republic, curtailed the empire's eastward expansion and had a lasting impact on the history of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It was also the first clash between two of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Yet this critical episode has often been neglected by writers on the period who have concentrated on the civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Gareth Sampson, in this challenging and original study, reconstructs the Carrhae campaign in fine detail, reconsiders the policy of imperial expansion and gives a fascinating insight into the opponents the Romans confronted in the East—the Parthians.
2008-07-16 By Gareth Sampson

In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth ...

Author: Warwick Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203023228

Category: History

Page: 544

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In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail. This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal form in the story of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's legendary foundation by Aeneas and the Trojan heroes as the New Troy, through the installation of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual foundation of the new Rome by a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome eventually ditched Europe to the barbarians. Rome in the East overturns the received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture. Newly available in paperback, and illustrated with almost 300 photographs, plans and drawings, its accessible and comprehensive approach makes it an ideal resource for both the academic and general reader.
2002-01-04 By Warwick Ball

5 Polybius, Rome, and the East* I Sixteen years ago, in an article entitled 'Polybius and Rome's eastern policy', F. W. Walbank raised and examined aspects of what seemed to be an absolutely central flaw in the fabric of Polybius' ...

Author: Peter Derow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199640904

Category: History

Page: 384

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This volume offers a collection of seventeen of the more important papers written by the late Peter Derow during the course of his career. With a detailed introduction by the editors, it is essential reading for anyone interested in Roman imperialism or Polybius, and Rome's rise to Mediterranean power.
2014-02 By Peter Derow

In effect, the history of the period may be viewed as the story of the conflict between Roman imperialism and Judaean nationalism.

Author: Martin Sicker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275971406

Category: History

Page: 201

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Sicker sheds new light on the political circumstances surrounding the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. He places the 300-year history of Judaea from the Hasmoneans to Bar Kokhba, 167 B.C.E.-135 C.E. in the context of Roman history and Judaea's geostrategic role in Rome's geopolitics in the Middle East. However, because of the unique character of its religion and culture, which bred an intense nationalism unknown elsewhere in the ancient world, Judaea turned out to be a weak link holding the Roman Empire in the east together. As such, it became a factor of some importance in the protracted struggle of Rome and Parthia for hegemony in southwest Asia. Judaea thus took on a political and strategic significance that was grossly disproportionate to its size and made its subjugation and domination an imperative of Roman foreign policy for two centuries, from Pompeius to Hadrian. In effect, the history of the period may be viewed as the story of the conflict between Roman imperialism and Judaean nationalism. A fresh look at ancient Middle Eastern and Roman history that will be invaluable for students and scholars of ancient history, post-biblical Jewish history and of Christian origins.
2001 By Martin Sicker

206 However , the east Roman empire could draw on the resources of other highly developed regions besides Egypt . City life , with its roots in the distant Phoenician and Greek pasts , was firmly established on all the eastern shores of ...

Author: J. D. Howard-Johnston

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0860789926

Category: History

Page: 318

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James Howard-Johnston here focuses on the last great war of antiquity, that between East Rome and Sasanian Persia (603-628) which brought the classical phase of west Eurasian history to a dramatic close. He strives to root history in close observation of

Sartre has written a long overdue and comprehensive history of the Semitic Near East (modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel) from the eve of the Roman conquest to the end of the third century C.E. and the rise of Christianity.

Author: Maurice Sartre

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 0674025652

Category: History

Page: 665

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Sartre has written a long overdue and comprehensive history of the Semitic Near East (modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel) from the eve of the Roman conquest to the end of the third century C.E. and the dramatic rise of Christianity. His broad yet finely detailed perspective takes in all aspects of this history, not just the political and military, but economic, social, cultural, and religious developments as well.
2007 By Maurice Sartre

Let us look now in more detail at the controversy over early Roman involvement in the Greek East. Sharp disagreement exists, first, over the causes of Rome's two wars in Illyria, in 229/228 BC and in 219 BC. Sharp disagreement exists ...

Author: Arthur M. Eckstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118293546

Category: History

Page: 456

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This volume examines the period from Rome's earliest involvement inthe eastern Mediterranean to the establishment of Romangeopolitical dominance over all the Greek states from the AdriaticSea to Syria by the 180s BC. Applies modern political theory to ancient Mediterraneanhistory, taking a Realist approach to its analysis of Romaninvolvement in the Greek Mediterranean Focuses on the harsh nature of interactions among states underconditions of anarchy while examining the conduct of both Rome andGreek states during the period, and focuses on what the concepts ofmodern political science can tell us about ancient internationalrelations Includes detailed discussion of the crisis that convulsed theGreek world in the last decade of the third century BC Provides a balanced portrait of Roman militarism andimperialism in the Hellenistic world
2012-01-25 By Arthur M. Eckstein

Rome. and. the. Distant. East. In the closing years of the Republican era, the Romans completed their conquest of the remaining Mediterranean kingdoms. Yet few in that Empire appreciated the scale of the ancient world they inhabited.

Author: Raoul McLaughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441162236

Category: History

Page: 256

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In ancient times there were several major trade routes that connected the Roman Empire to exotic lands in the distant East. Ancient sources reveal that after the Augustan conquest of Egypt, valued commodities from India, Arabia and China became increasingly available to Roman society. These sources describe how Roman traders went far beyond the frontiers of their Empire, travelling on overland journeys and maritime voyages to acquire the silk, spices and aromatics of the remote East. Records from ancient China, early India and a range of significant archaeological discoveries provide further evidence for these commercial contacts. Truly global in its scope, this study is the first comprehensive enquiry into the extent of this trade and its wider significance to the Roman world. It investigates the origins and development of Roman trade voyages across the Indian Ocean, considers the role of distant diplomacy and studies the organization of the overland trade networks that crossed the inner deserts of Arabia through the Incense Routes between the Yemeni Coast and ancient Palestine. It also considers the Silk Road that extended from Roman Syria across Iraq, through the Persian Empire into inner Asia and, ultimately, China.
2010-05-06 By Raoul McLaughlin

C . PAYNGOT , Homage to Mar Cariattil : Pioneer Malabar Ecumenist , Rome , 1987 . 2 . P . YOUSIF ( ed . ) , A Classified Bibliography on the East Syrian Liturgy , Rome , 1990 . 3 . C . GALLAGHER ( ed . ) , The Code of Canons of the ...

Author: Francis Eluvathingal

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ISBN: UOM:39015058835599

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