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The Sword of Rome

The Sword of Rome Author : Jeremiah McCall
Release : 2012-07-19
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
ISBN : 178346156X
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Marcellus military exploits were largely unmatched by any other aristocrat of Roman Middle Republic. As a young soldier in the First Punic War, he won a reputation for his skill in single combat. In his first consulship, he earned a triumph for defeating a Gallic tribe, no small feat in and of itself, and also slew the Gallic chieftain Britomartus in single combat. Consequently, he earned the spolia opima, an honor, according to Roman antiquarians, which had only been earned twice before, once by Romulus himself. He went on to defeat the hitherto-invincible Hannibal in a small battle around the central Italian city of Nola, and subsequently led an army to subdue and plunder the powerful city of Syracuse in an epic 2 year siege (despite the ingenious defensive measures of the inventor Archimedes). Yet, despite his undeniable success as a warrior and commander, Marcellus met with considerable political opposition at Rome.Marcellus career not only makes exciting reading, but gives an excellent vantage point from which to view the military and political struggles of the period and the role of military successes in the aristocratic culture of the Roman Republic. His biography will be an important addition to existing works on Roman military history.

Sword of Rome: The Complete Campaigns

Sword of Rome: The Complete Campaigns Author : Richard Foreman
Release : 2018-05-23
Publisher : Independently Published
ISBN : 9781982978181
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The best-selling Sword of Rome novellas are collected together for the first time in one epic collection. The Sword of Rome series of novellas follow Julius Caesar and his centurion Lucius Oppius during their campaigns in Britain, Gaul and the Civil War. The stories are a blend of action, intrigue and Ancient History. 'Sword of Rome: The Complete Campaigns' includes: 'Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer'. Britain, 55 BC. Julius Caesar's invasion of the wild and mineral-rich land is becalmed, a stalemate exists between the forces of Rome and Britain. But the standard bearer of the Tenth Legion, Lucius Oppius, is about to display a depth of courage that will change the course of the invasion. 'Sword of Rome: Alesia'. Alesia, 52BC. Caesar's army stands upon the brink of annihilation, caught between two enemy armies. Oppius is ordered to venture north of Alesia to capture Vercingetorix's war chest of gold. He will be accompanied in his mission by one of Caesar's agents, the beguiling Livia - the centurion's former lover. As Caesar and Mark Antony face a battle for their lives outside the walls of Alesia, Oppius will have to fight against the odds to find and secure the gold. Yet will completing the mission exact too high a price? 'Sword of Rome: Gladiator'. Rome, 51BC. Lucius Oppius has left the battlefields of Gaul to venture to Rome. But he is about to discover the capital of the Empire can be every bit as dangerous as its provinces. Under orders from Caesar to secure an item of intelligence that will help him become a Consul again Oppius is manipulated into taking part in a gladiatorial contest. Oppius soon discovers that while in Gaul your the enemies stand before you in a shield wall in Rome they stab you in the back... 'Sword of Rome: Rubicon'. Ravenna, 50BC. Caesar's forces stand upon the borders of Gaul and Italy. The prospect of a civil war grows ever likelier each day. In Rome, Cicero attempts to secure a peace. Against him, a powerful faction in the Senate is bent upon destroying Caesar, for personal and political reasons. War hinges upon the will of Pompey, the only man capable of stopping Caesar. Caesar stands upon the banks of the Rubicon, an enemy of the state. The die is cast. An empire will now be at war, spearheaded by the two great men of the age... 'Sword of Rome: Pharsalus'. Pharsalus, 48BC. The battle will decide the fate of a civil war and empire. Caesar's forces are outnumbered, but he believes his veterans will not be outmatched. For one veteran, Lucius Oppius, the battle will be about revenge rather than glory. Oppius has vowed to avenge his father's death. His enemy is Flavius Laco - a former gladiator and an agent of Pompey the Great. Against the backdrop of one of Ancient History's most momentous battles two soldiers will wage their own personal war... Caesar, Pompey, Mark Antony, Brutus and Cicero all feature in the climax to the bestselling Sword of Rome series. Richard Foreman's books have been widely praised. Praise for 'Augustus: Son of Rome'. 'Augustus: Son of Rome forges action and adventure with politics and philosophy. This superb story is drenched in both blood and wisdom - and puts Foreman on the map as the coming man of historical fiction'. - Saul David, Author of the Zulu Hart series. Praise for 'Raffles: The Complete Innings'. "Classy, humorous and surprisingly touching tales of cricket, friendship and crime." - David Blackburn, The Spectator.

Sword of Rome

Sword of Rome Author : Douglas Jackson
Release : 2013-08-15
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 1448127610
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‘The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.’ Tacitus, The Histories AD 68. The Emperor Nero’s erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead, the city holds its breath and awaits the arrival his successor, Servius Sulpicius Galba, governor of Hispania. The Empire prays for peace, but it prays in vain. Galba promises stability and prosperity, but his rule begins with a massacre and ends only months later in chaos and carnage. This will become known as the Year of the Four Emperors, a time of civil war which will tear Rome apart and test Valerius’s skills and loyalties to their very limit. Fortunate to survive Galba’s fall, Valerius is sent on a mission by Rome’s new Emperor, Otho, to his old friend Vitellius, commander of the armies of the north. Vitellius’s legions are on the march, and only Valerius can persuade him to halt them before the inevitable confrontation. In an epic adventure that will take him the length and breadth of a divided land, the one-armed Roman fights to stay alive and stave off a bloodbath as he is stalked by the most implacable enemy he has ever faced.

Rome & the Sword

Rome & the Sword Author : Simon James
Release : 2011
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780500251829
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An exploration of Roman history focuses on the soldiers of the Roman legions and their skills, tactics, and weaponry, chronicling the rise and fall of the empire through the lives of its armies.

The Sword of Attila

The Sword of Attila Author : Michael Curtis Ford
Release : 2007-04-01
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN : 9781429904391
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Only one man has the power and courage to preserve Rome from utter destruction-but to save the Empire, he must first overcome the Sword of Attila. In an epic campaign that historians have called the most crucial in history, two great warriors match strength and tactics in a colossal struggle for the fate of the known world. Ultimate authority in the fragile Western Empire rests on the shoulders of one man. Adhering to the ancient code of honor on which Rome was founded, he wages a single-minded struggle against barbarian invasions and internal decadence to prevent a catastrophic reign of terror. Respected and feared by friends and enemies alike, he is Count Flavius Aetius, Supreme General of the Legions-better known to history as the Last of the Romans. Facing him is a foe who has led his Asian hordes on a rampage of conquest and terror, from the barren steppes of the north to the very sands of Persia, ruthlessly destroying vast swaths of civilization. Now he and his army of fierce horsemen have penetrated deep into Europe and are poised to strike at the heart of the empire, the city of Rome itself. The entire world shudders at mention of this man's name-Attila the Hun. Horrified victims call him the Scourge of God. On a sweltering June day in A.D. 451, the fates of these two titans of antiquity collide in a conflict of such massive carnage and heroism as to dwarf nearly every other single battle in history. Though little known today, this monumental contest on a remote plain in Gaul determined the fate of Europe-and the very course of civilization. In The Sword of Attila, Michael Curtis Ford once again demonstrates his mastery as a chronicler of battle, honor, and ancient worlds.

Sword of Rome

Sword of Rome Author : Constance O'Banyon
Release : 2011-08-02
Publisher : Dorchester Publishing
ISBN : 9781428517332
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From the Shifting Sands of Egypt... The Golden Arrow was the most coveted prize of the desert’s fierce Bedouin tribes, but it was a disgrace for the prince’s beautiful sister to claim it by outriding and outshooting her male competition. When the sheik despaired of finding her a husband, Adhani¡ vowed, “I shall show you that I can please a man,” and proceeded to inflame all viewers by disguising herself as a dancing girl. What choice did her brother have but to send her off to Queen Cleopatra for a change of scene and lessons in decorum? To the Treacherous Streets of Rome Tribune Marcellus Valerius, Caesar's Master Architect, had witnessed Adhani¡’s sultry display, been intrigued by her daring and entranced by her soft skin and the unforgettable scent of jasmine. In the city of his birth, where scandal, intrigue and danger were a way of life, the lovely young Egyptian seemed instantly at home. But caught between Caesar and Cleopatra, she soon needed rescuing and to learn that Marcellus knew best of all how to please his woman.

The Sword of Attila

The Sword of Attila Author : David Gibbins
Release : 2015-01-29
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 0230771017
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The fall of Rome was just the beginning. A new empire will rise . . . AD 439: the Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse. With shocking speed a Vandal army has swept through the Roman provinces of Spain and north Africa, conquering Carthage and threatening Roman control of the Mediterranean. But a far greater threat lies to the east, a barbarian force born in the harsh steppelands of Asia, warriors of unparalleled savagery who will sweep all before them in their thirst for conquest - the army of Attila the Hun. For a small group of Roman soldiers and a mysterious British monk, the only defence is to rise above the corruption and weakness of the Roman emperors and hark back to the glory days of the Roman army centuries before, to find strength in history. But then they devise a plan of astonishing audacity that will take them to the heart of darkness itself, to the stronghold of the most feared warrior-king the world has ever known. In the showdown to come, in the greatest battle the Romans have ever fought, victory will go to those who can hold high the most potent symbol of war ever wrought by man - the sacred sword of Attila.

The Summer Sword

The Summer Sword Author : Alaric Longward
Release : 2018-07-25
Publisher : Hraban Chronicles
ISBN : 9781717908315
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Hraban has become his father. Like Maroboodus, Hraban serves Rome in secret, and ultimately seeks a position where he will never be pushed out of, a pedestal so high in Roman hierarchy, it shall forever keep his family safe, no matter the cost to Germania, to his honor, and to his friends. To make Tiberius the new Augustus, would guarantee him that immunity from his enemies, and would give him all he ever needed, save for his lost honor. No matter the cost, he would make sure none would ever threaten his son. The cost had already been high. His friends had abandoned him. Worse, Germanicus, insulted once in Rome by Hraban, has had Cassia killed. The man's revenge had ripped Hraban's heart out. He still had a son, and a mission, and with Adalwulf, they both would see it through. Make Tiberius the lord of all the world, and they would be rewarded. It involved killing Germanicus, for the man threatened to take the place of Tiberius in the helm of Rome, but Hraban would willingly kill the man. He wanted little more than that. He would serve Rome, no matter what, his heart empty of all emotion save revenge, his mind focused on the promise of Tiberius, on a promise for safety, and power. Revenge, and safety for his son. He had to serve Rome now. To do this, he treacherously rode with Armin the Cherusci, the man whom he had helped to achieve the impossible. They, the northern tribes, had beaten the Roman legions into ruin. Armin, the killer of Varus, the fabulous King, rather than a simple Thiuda for one summer at a time, a man who now challenged Rome directly, was preparing for a full-blown war with Rome, and needed savage men, even such as Hraban and Adalwulf, who had a bad reputation. So Hraban served Armin, and he would bleed Germanicus's fame and ultimately his life for Tiberius. He'd gain victories for Armin. When Germanicus, the last true male decedent of Augustus was finally dead, and the time came, he would do anything to give Rome victory. He would kill Roman nobles and soldiers to make Tiberius the great man, and then he would kill Armin, and destroy Germanic dreams. And yet, Hraban wasn't his father. Unlike Maroboodus, the Bear, the Raven slowly healed. The emptiness in his soul was slowly filling. The sorrow was being replaced by guilt, and then by purpose. His new Chatti wife, his growing son, his old friends, and the dream Armin was building into reality with blood and sacrifice in wars against Rome and the surprisingly resourceful Germanicus, were filling a hole Hraban had not expected could be filled, ever. Hraban must choose where his allegiance stands. He must make hard choices, and a man who is not known for his honor, can decide the future of Germania. It can be made into a part of the Roman world, or into mighty Germanic power. The path Hraban takes will determine the future of both Germania, and Rome, and his very future. As always, he will take the devious path, and lead his men into a dark road that topples kings, generals, and possibly, fathers. He let go of the Winter Sword. Now, he must be the Summer Sword of hope. But nothing is ever simple, for even Armin is changing as a man, and Tiberius is growing mad.

Swords of Rome

Swords of Rome Author : Dufaux
Release : 2005
Publisher : ipicturebooks
ISBN : 9781596878242
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A graphic novel version of life in ancient Rome follows Agrippa's plans to make her son, Nero, the next emperor.

Total War Rome: The Sword of Attila

Total War Rome: The Sword of Attila Author : David Gibbins
Release : 2015-12-08
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN : 1743536291
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The fall of Rome was just the beginning. A new empire will rise . . . AD 439: the Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse. With shocking speed a Vandal army has swept through the Roman provinces of Spain and north Africa, conquering Carthage and threatening Roman control of the Mediterranean. But a far greater threat lies to the east, a barbarian force born in the harsh steppelands of Asia, warriors of unparalleled savagery who will sweep all before them in their thirst for conquest - the army of Attila the Hun. For a small group of Roman soldiers and a mysterious British monk, the only defence is to rise above the corruption and weakness of the Roman emperors and hark back to the glory days of the Roman army centuries before, to find strength in history. But then they devise a plan of astonishing audacity that will take them to the heart of darkness itself, to the stronghold of the most feared warrior-king the world has ever known. In the showdown to come, in the greatest battle the Romans have ever fought, victory will go to those who can hold high the most potent symbol of war ever wrought by man - the sacred sword of Attila.

The Sword of Damascus (Death of Rome Saga Book Four)

The Sword of Damascus (Death of Rome Saga Book Four) Author : Richard Blake
Release : 2011-06-09
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 1848947038
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The fourth book of the DEATH OF ROME SAGA is a must-read for those who loved the heroism of Gladiator and Spartacus. 687 AD. Expansive and triumphant, the Caliphate has stripped Egypt and Syria from the Byzantine Empire. Farther and farther back, the formerly hegemonic Empire has been pushed - once to the very walls of its capital, Constantinople. But what is all this to old Aelric, now in his nineties, and a refugee from the Empire he's spent his life holding together? No longer the Lord Senator Alaric, Brother Aelric is writing his memoirs in the remote wastes of northern England, and waiting patiently for death. Then a band of northern barbarians turn up outside the monastery - and then another. Before he can draw another breath, Aelric is a prisoner of unknown forces, and headed straight back into the snake pit of Mediterranean hatreds. What awaits him at the end of his long and dangerous journey is a confrontation that decides the fate of all mankind.

Emperor's Sword

Emperor's Sword Author : Alex Gough
Release : 2019-06-06
Publisher : Canelo
ISBN : 1788630882
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A desolate wasteland. A mission gone wrong. An impossible goal. A gripping new series of Ancient Rome Roman scout Silus is deep behind enemy lines in Caledonia. As he spies on a raiding party, he is abruptly discovered by an enemy chief and his son. Mounting a one man ambush, everything quickly goes wrong. Silus must run for his life, the head of the enemy leader in his hands. Little does he know the price he will pay... As Silus is inducted into the Arcani, an elite faction of assassins and spies, he must return to Caledonia, back into the wilderness, and risk everything in the service of his Caesar. The odds don’t look good. Failure is not an option. A blood-soaked and unputdownable Roman thriller, anchored in detailed historical research, perfect for fans of Ben Kane, Conn Iggulden and Robert Fabbri Praise for Alex Gough 'Gritty and real, exciting and pacy, this is first rate historical fiction, and Gough is clearly ready to take his place among the leading writers of the genre' SJA Turney, author of the Praetorian series

Sword of Empire: Praetorian

Sword of Empire: Praetorian Author : Richard Foreman
Release : 2019-02-20
Publisher : Sword of Empire
ISBN : 9781797549866
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The coming man of historical fiction'. - Saul David. 171AD. Rome is at war with the northern tribes - and is yet to win a significant battle. The Germanic armies have crossed the Danube and have attacked the Empire, slaughtering thousands. The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, is losing the support of the people and the Senate. Yet he has formed a plan he believes will change the balance of power in the region. Aurelius has despatched an officer in the Praetorian Guard, the centurion Gaius Maximus, to escort the son and daughter of a powerful German tribal chief back to their village through enemy territory - in hope of arranging an alliance with Rome. But Maximus, to complete his mission, must contest with enemies at home, as well as abroad. One man will change the fate of an Empire, or die trying. From the backstreets of Rome, to the forests of Germany, and onto the Battle of Pannonia, Sword of Empire: Praetorian is the first book in a new series from the bestselling author of the novel Augustus: Son of Rome - and the Sword of Rome collection of novellas about the campaigns of Julius Caesar. For fans of Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden. Richard Foreman's books have been widely praised. Praise for 'Augustus: Son of Rome'. 'Augustus: Son of Rome forges action and adventure with politics and philosophy. This superb story is drenched in both blood and wisdom - and puts Foreman on the map as the coming man of historical fiction'. - Saul David, Author of the Zulu Hart series. Praise for 'Raffles: The Complete Innings'. "Classy, humorous and surprisingly touching tales of cricket, friendship and crime." - David Blackburn, The Spectator. Richard Foreman is the author of numerous best-selling books, including 'Augustus: Son of Rome' and the Raffles series of historical crime novellas. He is also the author of 'Warsaw', a literary novel set during the Second World War. He lives in London.

Clan Fabius, Defenders of Rome

Clan Fabius, Defenders of Rome Author : Jeremiah McCall
Release : 2018-08-30
Publisher : Pen and Sword
ISBN : 1473885639
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The history of the Fabii Maximii is in many ways that of the Roman Republic. In the legends and historical scraps that survived the Republic, the members of the Fabius clan were, more often than not, the hammers that forged the empire. Few families contributed more to the survival and success of the Republic and for so many centuries. Few could boast such great glories; perhaps none could match the record of Fabian offices and honours in the Republic. Though the bloodline sank into obscurity in the early empire, the name still carried memories of great achievements past.A historical detective work, this book explores the facts and fables of the Republics most distinguished family. Chapters investigate not only the lives and careers of the Fabii Maximi, but the critical military and political contexts of their days. As a result, readers get not only the story of the Roman Republics rise and domination of an empire, but a closer look at a family of Romans who made it possible.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama Author : Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Release : 2004-03
Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN : 9781410213365
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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

The British Drama: Tragedies. 2 v

The British Drama: Tragedies. 2 v Author :
Release : 1804
Publisher :
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Gaius Marius

Gaius Marius Author : Marc Hyden
Release : 2017-06-30
Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
ISBN : 9781526702333
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Gaius Marius was one of the most remarkable and significant figures of the late Roman Republic. At a time when power tended to be restricted to a clique of influential families, he rose from relatively humble origins to attain the top office of consul. He even went on to hold the post an unprecedented seven times. His political career flourished but was primarily built on military success. First serving in the Numantine War in Spain, he later rose to high command and brought a long-running war in North Africa to a successful conclusion, bringing the Numidian King Jurgurtha back in chains. His return was timely as northern barbarian tribes threatened Italy and had previously defeated several Roman armies. Marius reformed and retrained the Republic's forces and decisively defeated the invaders that had easily overpowered his predecessors. Marius' subsequent career was primarily that of an elder statesman, but it was dominated by his rivalry with his erstwhile subordinate, Sulla, which ultimately led to the latter's bloody coup. Marius, once hailed as the savior of Rome, eventually became a desperate fugitive, literally fleeing for his life from his pursuers. However, after several harrowing brushes with death, Marius seized an opportunity to return to Rome and mete out justice to his enemies, which tarnished his once-enviable reputation.