Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome

Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome


  • Author : Spencer Cole
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107656352


Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome Book Description :

This book tells a part of the back-story to major religious transformations emerging from the tumult of the late Republic. It considers the dynamic interplay of Cicero's approximations of mortals and immortals with a range of artifacts and activities that were collectively closing the divide between humans and gods. A guiding principle is that a major cultural player like Cicero had a normative function in religious dialogues that could legitimize incipient ideas like deification. Applying contemporary metaphor theory, it analyzes the strategies and priorities configuring Cicero's divinizing encomia of Roman dynasts like Pompey, Caesar and Octavian. It also examines Cicero's explorations of apotheosis and immortality in the De re publica and Tusculan...

Scipio Africanus

Scipio Africanus


  • Author : Alexander Acimovic
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595435456


Scipio Africanus Book Description :

Scipio Africanus was one of the greatest generals and statesmen of the Ancient World. When he was 18, he saved his father's life in battle during the Second Punic War and later survived the horrific Roman defeat at Cannae. At the age of 26, he was named Commander-in-Chief of the Roman army in Spain and in 4 years, by daringly storming the city of Cartagena and crushing two Carthaginian armies in battle, conquered almost the entire peninsula for Rome. After returning to Rome, he leveraged popular support to gain command of an army to invade Carthage. Lacking logistical and material support, he welded, trained and armed a battle-hardened army. Landing in Africa, he delivered a stunning defeat to the Carthaginians with a surprise attack by night and fir...

The Rise of the Roman Empire

The Rise of the Roman Empire


  • Author : Zachary Anderson
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781502605726


The Rise of the Roman Empire Book Description :

Few civilizations have been as large and successful as the Romans, but Rome wasn’t always the capital of an expanding empire. Explore the history of Rome from the city’s founding through its peak....

The Rise of Rome
Score: 3.5
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The Rise of Rome


  • Author : Anthony Everitt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645160


The Rise of Rome Book Description :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known. Emerging as a market town from a cluster of hill villages in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C., Rome grew to become the ancient world’s preeminent power. Everitt fashions the story of Rome’s rise to glory into an erudite page-turner filled with lasting lessons for our time. He chronicles the clash between patricians and plebeians that defined the politics of the Republic. He shows how Rome’s shrewd strategy of offering cit...

Rise to the Call  Cris De Niro  Book 3
Score: 5
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Rise to the Call Cris De Niro Book 3


  • Author : Gerard de Marigny
  • Publisher : JarRyJorNo Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-07-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478256359


Rise to the Call Cris De Niro Book 3 Book Description :

A U.S. scientist assigned to a CIA-run, covert, overseas assignment goes missing. Meanwhile, while in Manhattan to ring the NY Stock Exchange bell, Cris De Niro is asked by the scientist's father, a childhood friend of his, to investigate. De Niro and The Watchman Agency soon uncover a secret Iranian-Russian alliance with deadly intentions. Iranian bio-terrorism, Russian espionage reaching into the White House, and the prospect of Iran emerging as a nuclear power are the threats. World War III could break out in the Middle East unless De Niro & Company can Rise to the Call ... From the author of the #1 Amazon-Bestselling Counter-Terrorism and Geopolitical CRIS DE NIRO Thriller series. Books by Gerard de Marigny CRIS DE NIRO Book 1 - THE WATCHMAN OF E...

The Dream of Scipio
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings

The Dream of Scipio


  • Author : Iain Pears
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307370884


The Dream of Scipio Book Description :

Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre, are the elements of this brilliantly ingenious novel, a follow-up to the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost. Now Ian Pears returns with a greatly anticipated novel, so expertly imagined and perfectly constructed the author himself describes it as “a complexity.” The centuries are the 5th (the final days of the Roman Empire); the 14th (the years of the Plague — the Black Death); and the 20th (World War II). The setting for each is the same — Provence — and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, and what joins them thematically is an ancie...

Scipio Africanus
Score: 4.5
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Scipio Africanus


  • Author : Richard A. Gabriel
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597979986


Scipio Africanus Book Description :

The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A. Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals. Before Scipio, few Romans would have dreamed of empire, and Scipio himself would have regarded such an ambition as a danger to his beloved republic. And yet, paradoxically, Scipio's victories in Spain...

From Republic to Empire

From Republic to Empire


  • Author : Raymond Marks
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3631545843


From Republic to Empire Book Description :

Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Brown University, 1999....