The Rise of the Roman Empire Penguin Classics

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For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Classics. The greek statesman Polybius c. 200–118 bc wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome.

The Rise of the Roman Empire Penguin Classics #ad - Opening with the punic war in 264 bc, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

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The Age of Alexander Penguin Classics

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This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, revealing why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific "death of two boats"; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes delivered a funeral oration for the soldiers he had deserted in battle; and why Alexander self-destructed after conquering half the world.

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Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V Penguin Classics Bks. 1-5

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, the first five books of Livy's monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, up to Rome's recovery after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.

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Fall of the Roman Republic Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Dramatic artist, plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, natural scientist and philosopher, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Penguin Books. Taken from the lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 BC.

Whether describing the would-be dictators marius and sulla, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, the death of political idealist Crato, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Penguin Books.

Fall of the Roman Republic Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Deeply influential on shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.

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The Makers of Rome: Nine Lives Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. Nine biographies that illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmenThe lives of the statesmen featured in this collection span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Here too are vivid portraits of ambitious, principled Brutus and open-hearted Mark Anthony, hot-tempered Coriolanus; objective, who would later be brought to life by Shakespeare.

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Selected from plutarch's roman lives, such as soldierly Marcellus, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, eloquent Cato and cautious Fabius.

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The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius Oxford World's Classics

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The War with Hannibal: The History of Rome from Its Foundation, Books XXI-XXX Penguin Classics Bks. 21-30

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In the war with hannibal, livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.

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History of the Peloponnesian War

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Penguin Classics #ad - Great book! Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. In northern greece, and the entire Greek world was plunged into 27 years of war. Penguin Books.

Oxford university Press USA. Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever. The conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 b.

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Ancient Rome: A New History Second Edition

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The Founding of Christendom: A History of Christendom vol. 1

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The Campaigns of Alexander Penguin Classics

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While alexander emerges from this record as an unparalleled and charismatic leader, Arrian succeeds brilliantly in creating an objective and fully rounded portrait of a man of boundless ambition, who was exposed to the temptations of power and worshipped as a god in his own lifetime. Aubrey de sélincourt’s vivid translation is accompanied by J.

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He tells of alexander’s violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, and his campaigns through Egypt, his total defeat of Persia, India and Babylon – establishing new cities and destroying others in his path. Arrian’s own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world’s greatest conqueror.

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