Appian: Roman History, Vol. IV, The Civil Wars, Books 3.27-5 by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek respectable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later turned a Roman citizen and suggest and bought the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died through the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire even though unaware of the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the basic 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in truth conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us whole, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're important files of army heritage. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Roman Antiquities, Volume I, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

By Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

Dionysius of Halicarnassus was once born ahead of fifty three BCE and went to Italy prior to 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome whereas learning the Latin language, gathering fabric for a background of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities started to appear in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his items in writing background have been to delight fanatics of noble deeds and to pay off the advantages he had loved in Rome. yet he wrote additionally to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest instances to 264 BCE) we've the 1st nine entire; so much of 10 and eleven; and later extracts and an epitome of the entire. Dionysius studied the easiest to be had literary assets (mainly annalistic and different historians) and doubtless a few public files. His paintings and that of Livy are our in basic terms non-stop and particular self sufficient narratives of early Roman historical past. Dionysius used to be writer additionally of essays on literature protecting rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and the way to mimic the simplest versions in literature. The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume version of the serious essays; the variation of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes.

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The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian by Christy Constantakopoulou

By Christy Constantakopoulou

Christy Constantakopoulou examines the heritage of the Aegean islands and altering strategies of insularity, with specific emphasis at the 5th century BC. Islands are a in demand characteristic of the Aegean panorama, and this necessarily created quite a few diverse (and occasionally contradictory) perceptions of insularity in classical Greek proposal. Geographic research of insularity emphasizes the interaction among island isolation and island interplay, however the predominance of islands within the Aegean sea made island isolation nearly very unlikely. really, island connectivity used to be an incredible function of the background of the Aegean and used to be expressed on many degrees. Constantakopoulou investigates island interplay in favourite components, faith and imperial politics, interpreting either the non secular networks situated on islands within the historical Greek international and the effect of imperial politics at the Aegean islands in the course of the 5th century.

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The Letters of Symmachus: Book 1 by Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, Michele Renee Salzman, Michael

By Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, Michele Renee Salzman, Michael Roberts

This quantity provides us the 1st publication of the letters of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, eloquent and full of life facilitator of gentlemanly colloquy and preferment within the final 3 many years of the fourth century. the 1st booklet is of especial curiosity since it is arguably—indeed, the following argued to be—the just one of the 10 surviving books of correspondence that Symmachus himself ready for booklet. Michele Salzman presents an advent of a few sixty pages committed principally to Symmachus’ biography, by way of briefer sections at the subject matters, booklet heritage, and courting of person letters in ebook 1. extra biographical fabric introduces all of the 8 correspondents of their locations; and virtually each of the 107 letters the following has its personal creation and notes. The letters themselves are released in either the Latin textual content (from Seeck’s MGH version, with corrections from Callu, regrettably nowhere itemized) and a felicitous English translation that gains from the collaboration and oversight of Michael Roberts.

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A Companion to Josephus by Honora Howell Chapman, Zuleika Rodgers

By Honora Howell Chapman, Zuleika Rodgers

A significant other to Josephus presents a set of readings from foreign students that discover the works of the 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus.

  • Represents the 1st single-volume selection of readings to target Josephus
  • Covers quite a lot of disciplinary ways to the topic, together with reception history
  • Features contributions from 29 eminent students within the box from 4 continents
  • Reveals very important insights into the Jewish and Roman worlds in the mean time while Christianity used to be gaining flooring as a movement

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Caesar: Alexandrian War. African War. Spanish War by Caesar, A. G. Way

By Caesar, A. G. Way

Even if there are lots of translations of this paintings on the market, there are few guides that provide Caesar's paintings in its unique Latin in addition to with its English translation in a single unmarried textual content. during the last century, Loeb publishers were targeted in delivering their readers with the unique textual content and the translated model side-by-side for each reader to view. in addition, those works have been translated through the superior classical students of the day in a fluid type that has stood the try of time. I strongly suggest Loeb's e-book of Caesar's Alexandrian/African/Spanish battle over that of alternative publishers: there is easily no comparison.

This sequel to Caesar's Civil Wars follows the aftermath of Pompey's defeat on the conflict of Pharsallus and his break out to Egypt. Caesar reviews on his pursuit of Pompey to Alexandria simply to discover his severed head being provided to him by means of the younger King Ptolemy. He additionally explains his test at securing the harbor of Alexandria with the aid of King Ptolemy's sister, the mythical queen-to-be Cleopatra VII. His narrative then covers his completing operations opposed to Pompey's closing supporters in Africa and in Spain. Caesar is intensely precise as to his strategies and techniques. He offers his info in a short and concise method with no sophistry. Caesar presents his intent for his recommendations equivalent to his overview of the enemy's intentions and energy, the topography, and so forth.

Most sleek students agree that the works have been most likely dictated by way of Caesar and written down via a number of of his subordinates. you will need to needless to say Caesar's Commentaries have been rhetorical and had a political schedule. Caesar dictated (he constantly cherished dictating) his Commentataries at the Civil warfare to win political prefer and safe a continuation of his political occupation. those announcements received him aid within the Senate or within the discussion board with the folks in order that he could safe his grip on Rome's politics until eventually the fateful Ides of March in forty four B.C.

As with all of his different works, the reader can be wary and process this narrative as political propaganda. Caesar was once a shrude baby-kisser and a charismatic populist. which will receive the broadest aid in what remained of the Republic, Caesar regularly made yes his viewers in Rome used to be good proficient as to how he was once justified in his activities and the way profitable he was once; although that used to be no longer consistently the case. He used to be additionally very cautious in downplaying his dictatorial targets and mistakes in judgment whereas emphasizing these of his competitors. to make sure this, he dictated and disseminated those Commentaries which we treasure this present day as a window to the far away past.

I can't suggest this translation adequate as the best on hand this day. As for the paintings itself, it's a direct account from one of many maximum army and political leaders in human background: a guy whose fateful crossing of the Rubicon over 2000 years in the past replaced the face of the realm like a collossus until eventually our current time; a guy whose cutting edge army stratagems haven't merely been established actual time and time back, yet are nonetheless taught this day in almost each army academy. it's a helpful paintings that every one may still learn once or more of their lifestyles.

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A Companion to Classical Receptions by Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray

Analyzing the great quantity of how within which the humanities, tradition, and regarded Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A better half to Classical Receptions explores the influence of this phenomenon on either old and later societies.

  • Provides a accomplished creation and review of classical reception - the translation of classical artwork, tradition, and idea in later centuries, and the quickest starting to be region in classics
  • Brings jointly 34 essays via a world crew of individuals concerned about old and smooth reception strategies and practices
  • Combines shut readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion
  • Explores the impression of Greek and Roman tradition all over the world, together with the most important new components in Arabic literature, South African drama, the historical past of images, and modern ethics

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Von der Papyrologie zur Romanistik by Johannes Kramer

By Johannes Kramer

This quantity includes 30 articles protecting papyrological themes that offer very important contributions to the historical past of Romance language reviews. one of the themes handled are the relevance of papyrology for different disciplines (Romance and German studies), the Greek and Latin ´;Sprachbund,´ the note background of ´;papyrus´ in historic and glossy ecu languages, proof from papyri for the pronunciation of Latin, the heritage of 20 Greek and Latin phrases as extra accurately published in papyri, and the foundations of variations in classical philology, papyrology and Romance reviews. The contributions signify up to date revisions of prior articles; entry to many of the works is now supplied through a number of indices.

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The student's Ovid: selections from the Metamorphoses by Ovid

By Ovid

Excellent to intermediate to complex college-level scholars, The Student’s Ovid bargains twenty-one choices from the Metamorphoses, with notes to help translation and interpretation. The creation contains an essay on Ovid’s lifestyles and works, an overview of the constitution of the Metamorphoses, and tips about Latin poetic varieties and usage.Accompanying every one Latin passage is an creation that offers historical past at the myths and their literary heritage, either in Ovid and in different classical authors. The distinctive notes on each one choice are designed to assist scholars learn and comprehend the Latin for themselves.Other detailed positive aspects of this booklet include:· a word list of mythological characters· lists of news grouped by means of topic to assist academics layout classes to fit their scholars’ pursuits· discussions of the fundamental ideas of classical meter, Latin pronunciation, and accentuation· reference charts at the declension of Greek nouns to help the interpreting of right names· a decide on bibliography of translations and secondary stories

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Dio Cassius: Roman History by Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B. Foster

By Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B. Foster

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. a hundred and fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the loss of life of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in one hundred eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and below the emperor Commodus used to be an recommend. He held excessive workplaces, changing into a detailed buddy of a number of emperors. He used to be made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia after which of Pannonia; and consul back in 229.

Of the 80 books of Dio's nice paintings Roman background , masking the period from the mythical touchdown of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we own Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which hide the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are in part provided, for the sooner gaps through Zonaras, who is predicated heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) via John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for examine afforded by means of Dio's authentic tasks and his personal make him a truly very important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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