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Scipio S Dream

Author : Martin Tessmer
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"The sword knows not the hand that wields it, it cuts for all the same." Scipio Africanus. Scipio's Dream. ANCIENT SPAIN, 206 BCE. Scipio has defeated the Three Generals of Carthage, and Iberia is his for the taking. To achieve his objective he must defeat the indomitable Iberians and cope with the Latin Party's unrelenting efforts to undermine him. Scipio assaults the unconquered fortress of Illiturgis, copes with mutiny within his own ranks, and battles the overwhelming rebel hordes of Indibilis and Mandonius. Hannibal the Great still rampages through south Italia, preparing to join his brother and overthrow Rome. Scipio hatches a bold plan to defeat Hannibal and achieve his dream of establishing a lasting peace. To achieve it, Scipio must build an unfunded army from volunteers and outcasts while Flaccus and Fabius work to have him imprisoned. Laelius, Marcus Silenus, Pomponia, Amelia, and Prince Masinissa join forces with Scipio to help him achieve his dream. Scipio's Dream is a fact-based tale of intrigue, betrayal, conquest, horrific reprisal, and heroic sacrifice. Follow Rome's greatest general as he confronts overwhelming military and political resistance in his quest to win the Second Punic War. Volume One: Scipio Rising Volume Two: The Three Generals Volume Three: Scipio's Dream Volume Four (April, 2016): Scipio Risen

Scipio Rising

Author : Martin Tessmer
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Three men, three vows: one to destroy Rome, another to protect it, a third to defeat the both of them. This is the saga of Scipio Africanus, one of history's greatest generals, and his history defining clash with Hannibal the Great and Cato the Elder. Born into a wealthy and powerful military family, Cornelius Scipio is a brilliant scholar who dreams of educating the common people of Rome. But he has promised his father he will become a soldier and defend Rome against Hannibal, its sworn enemy. Young Scipio soon finds himself fighting on two fronts: in Italia against the Carthaginians and in the Rome against Cato the Elder's austerity party. When all the veteran commanders fear to confront Hannibal and his brothers, Scipio steps forward to become Rome's boy general. Leaving his mother and betrothed to wage his political war at home, he sets forth to defeat the undefeated, relying on visionary genius to compensate for an outnumbered army of raw recruits. This is the first book in the Scipio Africanus Trilogy, based on his exploits during the Second Punic War. The second book, The Three Generals, will be out in mid-2014.

The Three Generals

Author : Martin Tessmer
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210 BCE. The Roman Republic battles the empire of Carthage for control of the Mediterranean. Mago, Gisgo, and Hasdrubal hold Iberia and its riches firmly within their grip, preparing to send Hannibal the Great enough resources to destroy Rome forever. As the course of western civilization hangs in the balance, young Scipio sails to Iberia with a raw and undermanned army, undertaking a mission no other general would assume: to wrest control of Iberia from the Three Generals, the men who killed his father and uncle.

Scipio Rules

Author : Martin Tessmer
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ROME, 201 BCE. With his conquest of Carthaginian empire, Scipio Africanus has become the most powerful man in Rome. Embracing his newfound political power, Scipio works to engineer a new line of Roman leaders, savoring the prospect of a peaceful retirement.But Scipio's respite is fleeting, as enemies assault him from within and without. The Gauls invade northern Italia, led by the vengeful Carthaginian Hamilcar. Philip V of Macedonia leads his invincible phalanxes into Greece, his eyes fixed on Rome. Antiochus III of Syria musters the largest army in the world, determined to conquer civilization. Flaccus and Cato, Scipio's senatorial nemeses, set out to destroy him and his family.Scipio Rules is a tale of diplomacy vs. conquest, innovation vs. traditionalism, ruthlessness vs. mercy, familial loyalty vs. friendship, and fulfilling obligations vs. following dreams. Follow Scipio, Laelius, and Amelia as the three childhood friends seek to defend Rome from its enemies within and without, building uneasy alliances with Hannibal the Great and Masinissa of Numidia. Based on the events of the Roman Republican era.

Pride Of Carthage

Author : David Anthony Durham
ISBN : 0307276996
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This epic retelling of the legendary Carthaginian military leader’s assault on the Roman empire begins in Ancient Spain, where Hannibal Barca sets out with tens of thousands of soldiers and 30 elephants. After conquering the Roman city of Saguntum, Hannibal wages his campaign through the outposts of the empire, shrewdly befriending peoples disillusioned by Rome and, with dazzling tactics, outwitting the opponents who believe the land route he has chosen is impossible. Yet Hannibal’s armies must take brutal losses as they pass through the Pyrenees mountains, forge the Rhone river, and make a winter crossing of the Alps before descending to the great tests at Cannae and Rome itself. David Anthony Durham draws a brilliant and complex Hannibal out of the scant historical record–sharp, sure-footed, as nimble among rivals as on the battlefield, yet one who misses his family and longs to see his son grow to manhood. Whether portraying the deliberations of a general or the calculations of a common soldier, vast multilayered scenes of battle or moments of introspection when loss seems imminent, Durham brings history alive.

Women And Politics In Ancient Rome

Author : Richard A. Bauman
ISBN : 9781134821341
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The Politics Of Latin Literature

Author : Thomas N. Habinek
ISBN : 1400822513
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This is the first book to describe the intimate relationship between Latin literature and the politics of ancient Rome. Until now, most scholars have viewed classical Latin literature as a product of aesthetic concerns. Thomas Habinek shows, however, that literature was also a cultural practice that emerged from and intervened in the political and social struggles at the heart of the Roman world. Habinek considers major works by such authors as Cato, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Seneca. He shows that, from its beginnings in the late third century b.c. to its eclipse by Christian literature six hundred years later, classical literature served the evolving interests of Roman and, more particularly, aristocratic power. It fostered a prestige dialect, for example; it appropriated the cultural resources of dominated and colonized communities; and it helped to defuse potentially explosive challenges to prevailing values and authority. Literature also drew upon and enhanced other forms of social authority, such as patriarchy, religious ritual, cultural identity, and the aristocratic procedure of self-scrutiny, or existimatio. Habinek's analysis of the relationship between language and power in classical Rome breaks from the long Romantic tradition of viewing Roman authors as world-weary figures, aloof from mundane political concerns--a view, he shows, that usually reflects how scholars have seen themselves. The Politics of Latin Literature will stimulate new interest in the historical context of Latin literature and help to integrate classical studies into ongoing debates about the sociology of writing.

Macedonia And Greece

Author : Philip Matyszak
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In the late 3rd century BC, while Rome struggled for her very survival against the Carthaginians in the Second Punic War, Philip V of Macedon allied with Hannibal in pursuit of his dream for a new Macedonian empire. Once Carthage was defeated, however, the Roman army for the first time turned its full attention to the Greek world. The stage was set for the clash of two of the most successful military systems of the ancient world, the Roman legions versus the Macedonian phalanx. Though sorely tested, the legions emerged victorious from the epic battles of Cynoscephalae and Pydna. The home of Alexander the Great fell under the power of Rome, along with the rest of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization, which had a profound effect on Roman culture and society. Philip Matyszak gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain. Specially commissioned color plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.

A Greater Than Napoleon Scipio Africanus

Author : Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart
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The Oxford Companion To Classical Literature

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