Saviour of Rome

  • Filename: saviour-of-rome.
  • ISBN: 9781473526587
  • Release Date: 2016-08-25
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Douglas Jackson
  • Publisher: Random House

AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome’s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius Verrens is recently married and building a new home when the summons arrives from the Emperor. Vespasian needs a man with the combined skills of a lawyer and a soldier to investigate what is happening in remote, mountainous Asturica Augusta where the authorities claim a bandit called The Ghost is ravaging the gold convoys. But when Valerius arrives in Asturica he faces a much more complex situation. Stalked from the shadows he cannot tell ally from enemy, the exploited native tribes are a growing threat, and the tortured landscape itself seems capable of swallowing him up. Gradually he finds himself drawn into a much wider conspiracy, one that could plunge the Empire into a new conflict and that will place him on a deadly collision course with his old friend and most dangerous adversary, the former gladiator Serpentius.

The Furies of Rome

  • Filename: the-furies-of-rome.
  • ISBN: 9780857899729
  • Release Date: 2016-01-07
  • Number of pages: 123
  • Author: Robert Fabbri
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

AD 58: Rome is in turmoil once more. Emperor Nero has set his heart on a new wife but to clear a path for her, he must first assassinate his Empress, Claudia Octavia. Vespasian needs to tread carefully here - Nero's new lover, Poppaea Sabina, is no friend of his and her ascent to power spells danger. Meanwhile, Nero's extravagance has reached new heights, triggering a growing financial crisis in Britannia. Vespasian is sent to Londinium to rescue the situation, only to become embroiled in a deadly rebellion, one that threatens to destroy Britannia and de-stabilise the empire... THE SEVENTH INSTALMENT IN THE VESPASIAN SERIES

The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine

  • Filename: the-roman-empire-from-severus-to-constantine.
  • ISBN: 9781134553815
  • Release Date: 2003-12-16
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Patricia Southern
  • Publisher: Routledge

The third century AD in the Roman Empire began and ended with Emperors who are recognised today as being strong and dynamic - Septimius Severus, Diocletian and Constantine. Yet the intervening years have traditionally been seen as a period of crisis. The 260s saw the nadir of Imperial fortunes, with every frontier threatened or overrun, the senior emperor imprisoned by the Persians, and Gaul and Palmyra breaking away from central control. It might have been thought that the empire should have collapsed - yet it did not. Pat Southern shows how this was possible by providing a chronological history of the Empire from the end of the second century to the beginning of the fourth; the emergence and devastating activities of the Germanic tribes and the Persian Empire are analysed, and a conclusion details the economic, military and social aspects of the third century 'crisis'.

The Roman Republic

  • Filename: the-roman-republic.
  • ISBN: 9781107660069
  • Release Date: 2014-01-30
  • Number of pages: 540
  • Author: William Everton Heitland
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This second volume William Heitland's masterpiece examines Rome as an Imperial Republic from 201 BC until the death of Sulla in 78 BC.


  • Filename: rome.
  • ISBN: 0237512505
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 46
  • Author: Saviour Pirotta
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers, Limited

This book is part of a series which examines the importance and significance of some of the main religious centres of the world. This book on Rome looks at the development of the city as home of the Roman gods and the birthplace and centre of the Roman Catholic Church as seen through its magnificent art and architecture, traditions, festivals and rituals. The major figures associated with the city are described together with details of the role and method of choice of its spiritual leader. Special features include information about the particular ceremonies, festivals and legends with which it is associated. There are questions and projects for children to try at home or in the classroom, and unusual or difficult words are explained in key word glossaries.

Reasons for leaving the Church of Rome To which is added a refutation of the unjustifiable attack of Philalethes with a disclosure of the intercourse between the rev mr Nolan and his then Roman Catholic bishop

  • Filename: reasons-for-leaving-the-church-of-rome-to-which-is-added-a-refutation-of-the-unjustifiable-attack-of-philalethes-with-a-disclosure-of-the-intercourse-between-the-rev-mr-nolan-and-his-then-roman-catholic-bishop.
  • ISBN: OXFORD:590724826
  • Release Date: 1835
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Laurence J. Nolan
  • Publisher:

Eagles in the Storm

  • Filename: eagles-in-the-storm.
  • ISBN: 1848094035
  • Release Date: 2017-03-23
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Ben Kane
  • Publisher: Preface Publishing

Arminius has been defeated, one of the three eagles has been recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren’t nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion’s eagle liberated and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius is still at large, devious, fearless and burning for revenge of his own. Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land. Into this cauldron of bloodshed, danger and treachery, Tullus must go - alone. His mission – to find and bring back his legion’s eagle – will place him in more danger than he has ever faced before. Can he succeed? Can he even survive?

Scourge of Rome

  • Filename: scourge-of-rome.
  • ISBN: 9781448127702
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Douglas Jackson
  • Publisher: Random House

70AD. Disgraced, dishonoured and banished into exile on pain of execution if he ever returns to Rome, the former military tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens makes his way East through the death and destruction of the savage Judaean rebellion. Valerius knows his only hope of long term survival and a restoration of his family’s fortunes lie with his friend Titus, commander of the Army of Judaea and son of the newly crowned Emperor Vespasian. But when he reaches the ring of legionary camps around the seemingly impregnable city of Jerusalem he finds Titus a changed man. Gone is the cheerful young officer he knew, replaced by a tough, ruthless soldier under pressure from his father to end the insurrection at any cost. Soon, Valerius finds himself at the centre of a web of intrigue spun by Titus’s lover, Queen Berenice of Cilicia, and her sometime ally, the general’s turncoat adviser, Flavius Josephus, who have an ulterior motive for ending the siege quickly. Yet the laurels that will regain his honour cannot be won in the negotiations in the murky tunnels beneath Jerusalem. Only amid the fire and blood of battle will he equal the glory that brought him the title Hero of Rome.

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD 14 The Restoration of the Republic and the Establishment of the Empire

  • Filename: augustan-rome-44-bc-to-ad-14-the-restoration-of-the-republic-and-the-establishment-of-the-empire.
  • ISBN: 9780748655335
  • Release Date: 2012-03-28
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: J. S. Richardson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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. Within this period the Roman world was reconfigured. On a political and constitutional level the patterns of the republic, which sustained an oligarchic regime and a popularist structure, were transformed into a monarchical dictatorship in which the earlier elements continued to function. On an imperial level, the growth in Roman power reached what was virtually its apogee. In literature and the visual arts, new forms of expression, based on those of the previous generations but closely linked to the new regime, showed great achievements. In society and the economy, the effectiveness and dominance of Rome as the centre of world power became increasingly obvious.

Hannibal s Last Battle

  • Filename: hannibal-s-last-battle.
  • ISBN: 9781844156351
  • Release Date: 2007-10-18
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Brian Todd Carey
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword

At Zama in what is now Tunisia in 202 BC the armies of two empires clashed. The Romans under Scipio Africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over Hannibal's Carthaginians. Scipio's victory signalled a shift in the balance of power in the ancient world. Brian Todd Carey's compelling reconstruction of the battle, and of the gruelling war that led up to it, gives a fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war. And it offers a critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age.

Julius Caesar

  • Filename: julius-caesar.
  • ISBN: 9781134318339
  • Release Date: 2008-11-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Richard A. Billows
  • Publisher: Routledge

Julius Caesar offers a lively, engaging, and thoroughly up-to-date account of Caesar’s life and times. Richard Billows’ dynamic and fast paced narrative offers an imaginative recounting of actions and events, providing the ideal introduction to Julius Caesar for general readers and students of classics and ancient history. The book is not just a biography of Caesar, but an historical account and explanation of the decline and fall of the Roman Republican governing system, in which Caesar played a crucial part. To understand Caesar’s life and role, it is necessary to grasp the political, social and economic problems Rome was grappling with, and the deep divisions within Roman society that came from them. Caesar has been seen variously as a mere opportunist, a power-hungry autocrat, an arrogant aristocrat disdaining rivals, a traditional Roman noble politician who stumbled into civil war and autocracy thanks to being misunderstood by his rivals, and even as the ideal man and pattern of all virtues. Richard A. Billows argues that such portrayals fail to consider the universal testimony of our ancient sources that Roman political life was divided in Caesar’s time into two great political tendencies, called "optimates" and "populares" in the sources, of which Caesar came to be the leader of one: the "popularis" faction. Billows suggests that it is only when we see Caesar as the leader of a great political and social movement, that had been struggling with its rival movement for decades and had been several times violently repressed in the course of that struggle, that we can understand how and why Caesar came to fight and win a civil war, and bring the traditional governing system of Rome to an end.

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