Download e-book for kindle: Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against by Isabelle Torrance

By Isabelle Torrance

This quantity brings jointly a gaggle of interdisciplinary specialists who exhibit that Aeschylus’?Seven opposed to Thebes?is a textual content of continuous relevance and price for exploring historical, modern and comparative problems with warfare and its attendant trauma. the amount positive aspects contributions from a global forged of specialists, in addition to a talk with a retired U.S. military Lt. Col., giving her views at the mixing of truth and fiction in Aeschylus’ warfare tragedies and at the power of Greek tragedy to talk to modern veterans. This e-book is an engaging source for a person drawn to Aeschylus, Greek tragedy and its reception, and battle literature.

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Get By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise PDF

By Ian Worthington

Alexander the nice, arguably the main interesting determine from antiquity, waged struggle as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering local peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his loss of life in 323, he elevated the Macedonian empire from Greece within the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, vital Asia and "India" (Pakistan and Kashmir) within the east. even though many different kings and generals solid empires, Alexander produced person who was once with out parallel, no matter if it used to be short-lived.

And but, Alexander couldn't have completed what he did with no the accomplishments of his father, Philip II (r. 359-336). It was once Philip who really replaced the process Macedonian historical past, remodeling a vulnerable, disunited, and economically backward country right into a army powerhouse. A warrior king par excellence, Philip left Alexander with the best military within the Greek international, a centralized monarchy, monetary prosperity, and a plan to invade Asia.

For the 1st time, By the Spear bargains an exciting army narrative of the reigns of those larger-than-life figures in a single quantity. Ian Worthington supplies complete breadth to the careers of pop and son, exhibiting how Philip was once the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith less than Alexander, merely to crumble upon his death. by means of the Spear also explores the impression of Greek tradition within the East, as Macedonian armies turned avatars of social and cultural swap in lands a ways faraway from the normal sphere of Greek effect. moreover, the e-book discusses the issues Alexander confronted in facing a various topic inhabitants and the concepts he took to what can be referred to as kingdom construction, all of which make clear modern occasions in culturally assorted areas of the area. the result's a gripping and unprecedented account of the position those kings performed in making a giant empire and the long-lasting legacy they left behind.

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Gaius Julius Caesar: „Die Iden des März“ (German Edition) by Franziska Haimann PDF

By Franziska Haimann

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, observe: 1,7, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Altertumswissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Die späte römische Republik I, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Gaius Julius Caesar warfare römischer Feldherr und Staatsmann; er lebte von a hundred v. Chr. bis forty four v. Chr. Mein Interesse gilt dem Attentat auf Caesar am 15. März forty four v. Chr. Die Umstände des Attentats sind in der Forschung nicht eindeutig geklärt. In dieser Arbeit soll es weniger um die Umstände gehen als um die Frage: ’Warum musste der Plan, einen Tyrannenmord zu inszenieren, scheitern und wie hätte er vielleicht gelingen können?’ Um den Plan der Verschwörer und deren Beweggründe darzustellen, muss die vorherrschende state of affairs in Rom zur Zeit der Herrschaft von Caesar kurz erläutert werden. Es werden nur die Häupter der Verschwörung näher beleuchtet, da diese eine tragende Rolle inne hatten. Zudem wird ein Vergleich zwischen der Planung und der tatsächlichen Ausführung vorgenommen. Ferner wird verdeutlicht, warum der Plan, einen Tyrannenmord zu inszenieren, scheitern musste. Gleichzeitig werden mögliche Verbesserungsvorschläge gegeben. Am Ende dieser Arbeit werden die Auswirkungen der Tat darüber Aufschluss geben, warum die Verschwörer die Republik nicht wieder herstellen konnten.

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Get Alexander de Grote (Dutch Edition) PDF

By Jona Lendering

Over Alexander de Grote zijn sinds zijn dood al heel wat boeken geschreven. Maar Alexander de Grote. De ondergang van het Perzische rijk biedt ons een nieuw beeld van de Macedonische heerser. Als geen ander weet Jona Lendering door de traditionele Griekse propaganda heen te prikken, puttend uit de verrassende rijkdom van Babylonische en Iraanse bronnen. Aan de hand van talloze vertalingen uit authentieke verslagen, waaronder contemporary ontcijferde kleitabletten, neemt hij ons mee op reis met Alexander. We trekken door verre landen met indrukwekkende landschappen, langs vreemde volkeren met andere culturen en ontmoeten gevaarlijke tegenstanders.

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Ethnographische Beschreibungen in der antiken griechischen by Andreas Büter PDF

By Andreas Büter

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, notice: 1,3, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Alte Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Grundzüge der griechischen Geschichte, nine Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Ethnographie, Antike, Herodot, Hakataios, Barbaren, Ethnozentrismus, Fremdenbild, Xenophobie, Fremdenangst, Oikumene, polygenetische, anthopogeographische Theorie. -

Die Ethnographie der griechischen Antike warfare geprägt von grundsätzlichen Annahmen über die geographische Beschaffenheiten bestimmter Räume und deren elementaren Einflüssen auf die jeweils dort ansässige Bevölkerung. Diese auch aus heutiger Sicht nicht als grundsätzlich falsch zu bezeichnende Herangehensweise wurde jedoch aufgrund des Mangels an objektiven Untersuchungsmethoden bzw. der noch nicht vorhandenen Erkenntnis ihrer Notwendigkeit meist nur dazu benutzt, kulturelle Gegensätzlichkeiten herauszustellen. Die zur Verfügung stehenden Quellen über die Beschreibung von antiken Völkern jenseits des griechischen Kulturbereiches, geben daher zum einen meist nur die zwangsläufig subjektivmediterrane Perspektive wieder und sind zum anderen oftmals nur noch fragmentarisch erhalten.
Die Fragestellung der vorliegenden Arbeit bezieht sich im Wesentlichen auf die diesbezügliche Untersuchung der Autoren Hekataios und Herodot. Trotzdem sie nicht die ersten Geographen waren, die einen Schwerpunkt ihrer Arbeit auf den Bereich der beschreibenden und erläuternden Völkerkunde legten, hatten sie sowohl aufgrund des Umfanges ihrer Untersuchungen als auch ihrer zeitlichen Nähe zueinander eine entscheidende Auswirkung auf die antike Weltsicht. Die zeitliche Eingrenzung des im folgenden bearbeiteten Bereiches der griechischen Antike erstreckt sich neben der hauptsächlich untersuchten Lebenszeit der beiden erwähnten Autoren, in Ansätzen auch auf entsprechende Werke im Zeitraum von Hesiod bis zu Poseidonios, additionally etwa vom siebten bis ins erste Jahrhundert v. Chr. Daneben werden auch einzelne thematische Bezüge auf spätere Epochen bis in die Moderne bzw. die heutige Zeit erstellt. Außerdem werden verschiedene für den Gesamtkontext wichtige historische Gegebenheiten, wie z.B. die Perserkriege kurz erläutert. Neben der teilweise vergleichenden Darstellung von literarischer Struktur und inhaltlichen Erklärungsmustern der besagten Werke liegt dem methodischen Vorgehen dieser Arbeit ein weiterer Ansatz zugrunde, bei welchem der Ursprung und die Entwicklung bestimmter noch heute gültiger (wissenschaftlicher) Begrifflichkeiten beschrieben wird. Den inhaltlichen Schwerpunkt der thematischen Untersuchung bilden insgesamt die „Historien“ des Herodot.

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The Politics of Heresy in Ambrose of Milan: Community and by Michael Stuart Williams PDF

By Michael Stuart Williams

Ambrose of Milan is known mainly for his fight with, and conquer, 'Arian' heresy. but, just about all of the facts comes from Ambrose's personal writings, and from pious historians of the following iteration who represented him as a champion of orthodoxy. This distinct research argues as an alternative that an 'Arian' competition in Milan used to be principally conjured up by way of Ambrose himself, lumping jointly critics and outsiders for you to safe and justify his personal authority. besides new interpretations of Ambrose's election as bishop, his controversies over the religion, and his clashes with the imperial courtroom, this e-book offers a brand new realizing of the character and value of heretical groups in past due Antiquity. in preference to rival congregations inflexibly devoted to doctrinal ideals, it envisages a global of extra fluid allegiances during which heresy - but additionally consensus - can be a topic of deploying the fitting rhetorical frame.

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Download PDF by Andreas Kern: Das achämenidische Perserreich und die ionische Tyrannis

By Andreas Kern

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, word: 1, Universität Wien, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Nach mehreren Zeitphasen der Recherchetätigkeit an den Universitätsbibliotheken, in der
die Ionische Tyrannis im Hinblick auf das Achämenidische Perserreich herausgearbeitet
werden sollte, setzte ich meinen Arbeitsschwerpunkt etwas vorschnell auf die Ereignisse des
Ionischen Aufstands.
Im Zuge meiner Arbeit, und Angesichts der späteren Eruierung von immer detailreicherem
Datenmaterial bei einer anfangs vermuteten Informations-Wüste musste ich aber dann doch
feststellen das ich mit meiner Schwerpunktsetzung den Bogen etwa überspannt hatte und es
schwierig werden würde diese Thematik im Rahmen von fünf Seiten allgemeinverständlich
abzuhandeln. Mit dem heutigen Wissensstand, würde ich nur die Vorgänge um die scheinbar
„milesische day trip“ gegen Naxos in das Zentrum des Interesses stellen.

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Download e-book for kindle: Mark Antony: A Life by Patricia Southern

By Patricia Southern

The lifetime of one of many towering figures of Roman heritage, Mark Antony, baby-kisser, soldier, best friend to Julius Caesar, lover of Cleopatra. historical past has no longer been sort to Mark Antony, yet then he was once most likely his personal worst enemy, fatally wrong, too keen on wine and girls, extravagant, impetuous, reckless, continuously in debt, and hooked up to all of the fallacious humans. there's a few fact during this checklist of Antony's failings, however the propaganda computing device of his enemy, Octavian, ensured that those points of Antony's personality have been the one ones to outlive. there isn't any point out of the truth that Caesar, who couldn't manage to pay for to advertise incompetent assistants, present in Antony a truly capable lieutenant. neither is it said that instantly after the assassination of Caesar in forty four BC, it used to be Antony and never Octavian who held the kingdom jointly, whilst it can so simply have slipped into chaos. In smooth eyes, prompted via Shakespeare, Antony is likely to be the last word tragic hero, who gave up every little thing for the affection of a lady, Cleopatra VII, ruler of Egypt. Octavian provided Antony as a weakling, thoroughly ruled via Cleopatra, and consequently a chance to Rome by means of dint of his organization with the unbridled goals of the Egyptian Queen to rule the area. whereas Antony attended to the japanese half the Roman international, shoring up Octavian each time he wanted troops, ships, and funds, Octavian finally deliberate to convey him down, embarking on a smear crusade to persuade the Roman people who Antony will be eradicated. the end result was once civil battle and the defeat of Antony within the naval conflict of Actium. In Alexandria, Antony and Cleopatra devoted suicide in 30 BC. Octavian buried them facet by means of part, and took overall regulate of Rome and Egypt.

The Kindle variation comprises forty black and white illustrations.

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Get ATLANTIS . NG National Geographic and the scientific search PDF

By Georgeos Díaz-Montexano,Eva Molina

First of all, it's my responsibility to make it transparent for the reader that this booklet is a really condensed precis of a sequence of books which have been already released, greater than thirty books written by means of the writer approximately historic and medical Atlantology. in this celebration, the writer has attempted to summarize up to attainable the large footnotes, dense serious equipment, and broad bibliographic references from earlier versions, which have been geared toward a extra educational or really expert public.

The objective of this short paintings is to offer a quick and easy evaluate of the speculation, investigations, contributions and findings on the topic of Atlantis conducted through the writer over the past 20 years, regardless of the extent of workmanship, focusing fairly on these concerns which have been dealt with – and in simple terms in brief defined- via the writer within the interesting documentary, Atlantis came upon, produced by means of James Francis Cameron, Yaron Niski y Felix Golubev, and directed via the  Canadian award profitable filmmaker  Simcha Jacobovici for  nationwide Geographic.

In this regard, i am hoping this ebook serves as a supplement to enhance information and info that can no longer be favored whilst looking at the documentary, for seen creation purposes. No documentary, irrespective of how long  is, can assemble all of the information of a learn, not to mention whilst the author’s participation is just partial, having to proportion it with another specialists who  proposed various hypotheses concerning the positioning of Atlantis within the Mediterranean and Azores region. hours will not be sufficient, nor will be 3 or 4 extra hours, to sum up, albeit in brief, a number of hypotheses. a minimum of a chain of ten long chapters will be required to increase extra totally the author’s investigations approximately Atlantis.

For those purposes, between different ones, yet especially as a result of excessive point of complexity (both linguistic and interpretative) that effects from underwater works, every thing related

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The City Wall of Imperial Rome: An Account of Its by Ian A. Richmond,Torsten Cumberland Jacobsen PDF

By Ian A. Richmond,Torsten Cumberland Jacobsen

The crucial examine of the most important Monument nonetheless to Be visible in Rome
The urban Wall of Imperial Rome: An Account of Its Architectural improvement from Aurelian to Narses by means of Sir Ian A. Richmond was once first released in 1930 and reprinted in facsimile in 1971. This scarce, crucial paintings at the imperial fortifications of Rome has misplaced none of its relevance given that its unique book. regardless of the Wall’s nice significance for our knowing of Roman fortifications, there were no extra significant investigations. Rome had initially been fortified via the outdated Servian Wall, outfitted in the course of the Republican interval within the past due fourth century BC. the town elevated vastly over the centuries and by the point of the emperor Augustus (27 BC–14 advert) little hint of the wall remained. in spite of the fact that, there has been now not a necessity for a protecting wall till the main issue of the 3rd century advert, whilst barbarian tribes in 270 broke into northern Italy. in keeping with this new possibility, the Aurelian partitions have been developed among 271 and 275 to guard the capital opposed to barbarian raids. The partitions enclosed all of Rome on either side of the Tiber River—an zone of approximately 5.3 sq. miles— and ran for a few 12.5 miles. the development venture used to be one of many maximum within the historical past of town of Rome and the partitions have been in-built a remarkably couple of minutes, with the emperor Aurelian himself overseeing the undertaking. before everything, the most target of the wall was once to not stand up to lengthy siege battle yet to discourage barbarian invaders who have been insufficiently outfitted for siege war. Later, emperor Honorius superior either the partitions and gates, in order that Rome may possibly stand up to a true siege and be defended by means of a smaller garrison. in the course of the time of the Gothic conflict (535–552), 5 thousand Roman troops withstood a year-long siege via an expected 150,000 Goths as a result of energy of the partitions. whilst Rome used to be captured in 545 through the Ostrogothic king Totila, a part of the partitions have been intentionally destroyed to avoid the Romans from ever utilizing them back. The Aurelian partitions stay remarkably good preserved at the present time, due mostly to their consistent use as Rome’s basic fortification till the 19th century. The partitions are the most important monument of historical Rome nonetheless to be obvious within the urban. during this re-creation, overdue Antiquity professional Torsten Cumberland Jacobsen offers present information regarding the kingdom of the partitions and their maintenance, an up to date bibliography, and an essay approximately Sir Richmond and his career.

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