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Agrippa S Daughter

Author : Howard Fast
ISBN : UCAL:B3687382
Genre : Jews
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An account of Queen Berenice of Israel and her struggle against Roman overlords to preserve Jewish sovereignty in Palestine, first century A. D.

Agrippa S Daughter

Author : Howard Fast
ISBN : 9781453235096
Genre : Fiction
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An epic novel of Berenice, Queen of Israel—life, love, and war in the shadow of the Roman Empire—from the New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus. Throughout her rule in the first century AD, Queen Berenice is idolized by some, and hated by others. Though her fiery red hair makes her instantly recognizable, it is her mysterious charm and steely will that make her unforgettable. The daughter of Israel’s King Agrippa I, Berenice is determined to free the kingdom of Israel from the shadow of the Roman Empire. But her plans are derailed after her husband, Shimeon, dies during a bloody civil war. When Berenice falls in love with Titus, son of the Roman Emperor, they devise an impossible plan to join the ruling lines of Rome and Israel. A master of gripping historical fiction, Howard Fast brings the ancient world to vivid life in this enthralling, epic drama. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Julia Daughter Of Rome

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ISBN : 9781466049925
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The Roman History

Author : Velleius Paterculus
ISBN : 9781603846653
Genre : History
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This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation—the first English language translation in nearly ninety years—seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index.

Jewish Women In Greco Roman Palestine

Author : Tal Ilan
ISBN : 3161491688
Genre : History
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Tal Ilan explores the real, as against the ideal social, political and religious status of women in Palestinian Judaism of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The main conclusions of this investigations are that extreme religious groups in Judaism of the period influenced other groups, classes and factions to tighten their control of women and represent the ideal relationships beween men and women as requiring greater chastity, in order to prove their piety. However, the lives of real women, over and against their representation in the literature of the time, and their relationships to men as opposed to the ideals represented by legal codes, were much more varied and nuanced. This book integrates both Jewish and Early Christian sources together with a feminist critique. "This book is a tour de force - a major piece of research and a 'must read' for all concerned with the recovery of women's history." Judith Romney Wegner in Journal of Biblical Literature 2 (1997), pp. 354 "This fine collection of carefully analysed data will have lasting value..." Martin Goodman in Journal of Roman Studies vol. 88 (1998), p. 189 "The scope of the work is impressive." Joshua Schwartz in Journal of Jewish Studies 1 (1997), pp. 156

Augustan Rome 44 Bc To Ad 14

Author : J. S Richardson
ISBN : 9780748655335
Genre : History
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Centring on the reign of the emperor Augustus, volume four is pivotal to the series, tracing of the changing shape of the entity that was ancient Rome through its political, cultural and economic history.

A History Of The Roman Empire From Its Foundation To The Death Of Marcus Aurelius 27 B C 180 A D

Author : John Bagnell Bury
ISBN : COLUMBIA:0040437248
Genre : Rome
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The Student S Roman Empire

Author : John Bagnell Bury
ISBN : UIUC:30112023898171
Genre : Rome
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Livia Empress Of Rome

Author : Matthew Dennison
ISBN : 142998919X
Genre : History
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Rome is a subject of endless fascination, and in this new biography of the infamous Empress Livia, Matthew Dennison brings to life a woman long believed to be one of the most feared villainesses of history. Second wife of the emperor Augustus, mother of his successor Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius and great grandmother of Caligula, the empress Livia lived close to the center of Roman political power for eight turbulent decades. Her life spanned the years of Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire, and witnessed both its triumphs under the rule of Augustus and its lapse into instability under his dysfunctional successor. Livia was given the honorific title Augusta in her husband's will, and was posthumously deified by the emperor Claudius—but posterity would prove less respectful. The Roman historian Tacitus anathematized her as "malevolent" and a "feminine bully" and inspired Robert Graves's celebrated twentieth-century depiction of Livia in I, Claudius as the quintessence of the scheming matriarch, poisoning her relatives one by one to smooth her son's path to the imperial throne. Livia, Empress of Rome rescues the historical Livia from the crude caricature of popular myth to paint an elegant and richly textured portrait. In this rigorously researched biography, Dennison weighs the evidence found in contemporary sources to present a more nuanced assessment. Livia's true "crime," he reveals, was not murder but the exercise of power. The Livia who emerges here is a complex, courageous and gifted woman, and one of the most fascinating and perplexing figures of the ancient world.

Empress Of Rome 1 Den Of Wolves

Author : Luke Devenish
ISBN : 9781864715903
Genre : Fiction
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Sex, murder, corruption and intrigue at the dawning of the Roman Empire. It is 44 BC and the rival powers of Rome are driving the republic to a violent end. A soothsayer foretells that the young Tiberius Nero, if he is wed to his cousin, the darkly beautiful Livia Drusilla, will sire four kings of Rome. Fuelled by ambition, Livia devotes her life to fulfilling the prophecy. No crime is too great when destiny beckons. So begins a murderous saga of sex, corruption and obsession at the dawning of the age of emperors. Narrated by the 100-year-old slave Iphicles, Den of Wolves brings to life the great women of imperial Rome – Livia, Julia, Antonia and Agrippina – women who relied on their ambition, instincts and cunning to prosper. In this first book of the dramatic new series Empress of Rome, Luke Devenish superbly recreates these outstanding women who lived in such monstrous times.

Lily Of The Nile

Author : Stephanie Dray
ISBN : 1101478322
Genre : Fiction
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The extraordinary daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony seeks to reclaim her birthright in the first novel of an epic historical fiction trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter. From the first breath of her life, young Princess Selene understands herself to be a cherished daughter and the future queen of Egypt. But when Alexandria falls and her parents are forced into suicide, the once-pampered princess and her two surviving brothers are left at the mercy of their captors and dragged through the streets of Rome in chains. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and is suspect of her faith, Selene struggles for survival in a court of intrigue. She can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the Roman emperor from using her powers for his own ends. Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother’s dreams and succeed where she failed. But there’s no telling what success will cost her in a treacherous political game where the only rule is win or die....

Daughters Of The Nile

Author : Stephanie Dray
ISBN : 9781101627235
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray’s historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind... Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. But unless she can find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, kingdom, family, and faith, Selene may very well be the last of her line...

The Complete Works Of Flavius Josephus

Author : Flavius Josephus
ISBN : SRLF:AA0008637886
Genre : Jews
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Heredity A Psychological Study Of Its Phenomena Laws Causes And Consequences From The French Etc

Author : Théodule Armand RIBOT
ISBN : BL:A0024359133
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Marcus Agrippa

Author : Meyer Reinhold
ISBN : WISC:89003353422
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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B G Niebuhr S Lectures On Roman History Delivered At The University Of Bonn

Author : Barthold Georg Niebuhr
ISBN : BL:A0022961292
Genre : Rome
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Lectures On Roman History

Author : Barthold Georg Niebuhr
ISBN : UCLA:31158002881117
Genre : Rome
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Women S Religions In The Greco Roman World

Author : Ross Shepard Kraemer
ISBN : 0199725837
Genre : History
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This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE. The selections are taken from the plethora of ancient religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and are translated from the six major languages of the Greco-Roman world: Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Coptic. The texts are grouped thematically in six sections: Observances, Rituals, and Festivals; Researching Real Women: Documents to, from and by Women; Religious Office; New Religious Affiliation and Conversion; Holy, Pious, and Exemplary Women; and The Feminine Divine. Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World provides a unique and invaluable resource for scholars of classical antiquity, early Christianity and Judaism, and women's religion more generally.

De Mulieribus Claris

Author : Professor Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 0674003470
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After the composition of the Decameron, and under the influence of Petrarch's humanism, Giovanni Boccaccio(1313-1375) devoted the last decades of his life to compiling encyclopedic works in Latin. Among them is Famous Women, the first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women. The 106 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries. In the hands of a master storyteller, these brief biographies afford a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Famous Women, which Boccaccio continued to revise and expand until the end of his life, became one of the most popular works in the last age of the manuscript book, and had a signal influence on many literary works, including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Castiglione's Courtier. This edition presents the first English translation based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.

Memoirs Of The Court Of Augustus

Author : Thomas Blackwell
ISBN : BSB:BSB10718555
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