Galba s Men

Author: L.J. Trafford
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 178220265X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rome 68 AD. Slaughtering hundreds of civilians at the gates of Rome is hardly the best introduction for new Emperor Galba to his city. However the aged ruler is determined to get on with clearing up the mess Nero left. Assisting him are his three men: Vinius, Laco and Icelus. Also in his entourage one Marcus Salvius Otho. Jovial, charming and fatally reckless Otho is armed with a killer idea: Wouldn't it be marvellous if the childless Galba adopted him as his heir? Appointing old pal Epaphroditus as his campaign manager, Otho sets about winning hearts and minds in his own unique cheery way. For Epaphroditus it is a harmless way of enlivening his post Nero retirement; either Galba makes Otho his heir, or he doesn’t. What could possibly go wrong? For once the former Palace manipulator has fatally miscalculated. These are paranoid times and Otho’s 'harmless' plan is about to bring Rome to its knees.

Die R mer f r Dummies

Author: Guy de la Bedoyere
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527643257
Format: PDF, Docs
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Könige, Konsuln, Kaiser: Das Römische Reich sah viele Herrscher, mit eiserner Hand, mit Caesarenwahn und perfider Diplomatie schafften es die Römer über Jahrunderte die damals bekannte Welt zu kontrollieren. Was machte die Stärke der Römer aus, warum gingen sie unter und was ist von ihnen geblieben? Auf diese Fragen gibt Ihnen Guy de la Bédoyère in "Die Römer für Dummies" die Antworten und zeigt Ihnen eine Welt zwischen Sklavenbaracken und Nachtigallzungen, Gladiatoren und Stoa. Der Autor schildert Ihnen dieses Reich der Gegensätze lebendig,schillernd und distanziert, kompetent. So finden die Leser eine packende Darstellung und lesen über tausend Jahre als wäre es nur ein Tag.

Alterstopoi

Author: Dorothee Elm
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110213567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Human ageing is always subject to cultural interpretation. The continuous process of maturing and decline thus only becomes recognisable and significant with the idea of life stages. Here, topoi such as those of the simple child or the wise grey head as habitual patterns of understanding and thought reveal the social and cultural knowledge of life stages in tradition and change. The papers in this volume examine sources from biblical tradition right through to the 21st century and enquire into the argumentative force of the topic, with which apparently fixed ways of thinking can vary and thus open new perspectives on life stages.