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Roman Warships

Author : Michael Pitassi
ISBN : 9781843836100
Genre : Social Science
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An examination of Roman naval development, drawing upon archaeological evidence, documentary accounts and visual representation.
Category: Social Science

Imperial Roman Warships 193 565 Ad

Author : Raffaele D’Amato
ISBN : 9781472818270
Genre : History
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The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy. It was now not just patrolling the Mediterranean but also fighting against invaders with real naval skill such as Genseric and his Vandals. With research from newly discovered shipwrecks and archaeological finds as well as the rich contemporary source material, this study examines the equipment and tactics used by the navy and the battles they fought in this tumultuous period, which includes the fall of Rome and the resurgence of the Eastern Empire under Justinian the Great. Using spectacular illustrations, carefully researched ship profiles, and maps, this third volume in Osprey's Roman Warships miniseries charts the ultimate evolution of the Roman fleet in one of the most fascinating periods of its history.
Category: History

Imperial Roman Warships 27 Bc 193 Ad

Author : Raffaele D’Amato
ISBN : 9781472810908
Genre : History
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The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was the presence of this fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. The superior design of their warships, coupled with skilled naval commanders such as Agrippa, Sextus Pompeius and Pontus Euxinus, gave the Roman Empire a formidable navy that could defend the coasts of the three continents under the rule of the Caesars. Featuring archaeological photography and lavish artistic reconstructions, this book reveals the design and development history of Rome's naval force at the height of its Imperial power. As well as examining its warships, it reveals the navy's structure and the tactics that were developed to make the most of Rome's naval design superiority.
Category: History

Republican Roman Warships 509 27 Bc

Author : Raffaele D’Amato
ISBN : 9781472808288
Genre : History
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The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean, from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography, including those of exciting new finds, such as the Roman warship rosta (rams) found in the Aegates Islands, accompany lavish artistic reconstructions in illustrating the ships of the first Roman navy.
Category: History

The Roman Empire And The Indian Ocean

Author : Raoul McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781783463817
Genre : History
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The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. Many continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich kingdoms of ancient India. Freighters from the Roman Empire left with bullion and returned with cargo holds filled with valuable trade goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense and eastern spices. ??This book examines Roman commerce with Indian kingdoms from the Indus region to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts between the Roman Empire and powerful African kingdoms, including the Nilotic regime that ruled Meroe and the rising Axumite Realm. Further chapters explore Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of south Arabia, including the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which sent caravans along the incense trail to the ancient rock-carved city of Petra.??The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean is the first book to bring these subjects together in a single comprehensive study that reveals Rome's impact on the ancient world and explains how international trade funded the Legions that maintained imperial rule. It offers a new international perspective on the Roman Empire and its legacy for modern society.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Epigraphy

Author : Christer Bruun
ISBN : 9780195336467
Genre : Art
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"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--
Category: Art

The Children Of Noah

Author : Raphael Patai
ISBN : 0691009686
Genre : History
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Here the late Raphael Patai (1910-1996) recreates the fascinating world of Jewish seafaring from Noah's voyage through the Diaspora of late antiquity. Patai weaves together Biblical stories, Talmudic lore, and Midrash literature to bring alive the world of these ancient mariners.
Category: History

A Companion To The Roman Army

Author : Paul Erdkamp
ISBN : 1444393766
Genre : History
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This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire Examines the army as a military machine – its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area
Category: History

The Roman War Of Antiochos The Great

Author : John D. Grainger
ISBN : 9004128409
Genre : History
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The first detailed examination of the collison of Rome and the Seleukid kingdom which ended in the battle of Magnesia, 189 BC, provides a case study in ancient diplomacy and war.
Category: History

Hannibal S Last Battle

Author : Brian Todd Carey
ISBN : 9781473814813
Genre : History
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A “crisply written, well researched . . . superb piece of scholarship about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles in the ancient world” (Journal of Military History). At Zama (in what is now Tunisia) in 202 BC, the armies of two great empires clashed: the Romans under Scipio Africanus and Carthaginians, led by Hannibal. Scipio’s forces would win a decisive, bloody victory that forever shifted the balance of power in the ancient world. Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Mediterranean. Here, Brian Todd Carey recounts that battle and the grueling war that led up to it. He offers fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war, their military organizations, equipment, and the tactics the armies employed. He also delivers an in-depth critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age. With vivid prose and detailed maps of the terrains of the time, Hannibal’s Last Battle is an essential text for fans of military history and students of the classical period.
Category: History

The Roman Channel Crossing Of A D 43

Author : Gerald Grainge
ISBN : UOM:39015055592888
Genre : Social Science
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Grainge's dissertation examines recent evidence from maritime archaeology, in the Mediterranean and off the coast of Britain, to reinterpret the events of AD 43. Grainge's principal aims are to identify Roman bridgeheads on the British coastline, to examine the technology available to the Romans for seafaring and to assess the value of Romano-Celtic vessels. The study also considers more recent invasions for clues as to where the Roman force landed.
Category: Social Science

The Inquest

Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN : 9781497626522
Genre : Fiction
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In the time of Vespasian, just after Rome has crushed the Jewish Revolt, Julius Varro, a Roman Questor (an investigating magistrate )is commissioned to investigate the story that a Jew rose from the dead after being crucified in Jerusalem. Because the fast-growing Nazarene sect founded by the martyr's followers is becoming a threat to the stability of the region, there is much riding on debunking the story. Questor Varro has to deal with the evidence that goes back forty years, with most witnesses long dead and the living ones lying to protect themselves. But he is intent on producing a report that will demolish the claims of these religious fanatics. His investigation stirs intrigue, religious passion, and violence, to say nothing of an attraction to a beautiful Jewish slave girl. Questor Varro's report methodically destroys the myth fueling the newborn Christian movement. But then an extraordinary event occurs that changes everything.
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Lost Warships

Author : James P. Delgado
ISBN : UOM:39015043713810
Genre : Naval battles
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A comprehensive and evocative survey of the world's wrecked warships, from the submerged ships of ancient Rome to the nuclear victims at Bikini Atoll. Including underwater photographs of the wrecks as they lie on the ocean floor, and of excavation in progress. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on underwater archaeology. Lost Warships is a 3000 year visit the great, yet understudied, graveyard, memorial and muscum on the ocean's floor, and the warships that lie there. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 images, half in colour, the underwater tools of archaeology reveal stories of the last desperate sea battle of Antony and Cleopatra; Kublai Khan's seaborne invasion of Medieval Japan; a Viking ship sent to the bottom in a fiery death; British ships of the line lost in Colonial wars; the ironclad USS Monitor and the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley, lost during the US Civil War; the scuttled German High Scas Fleet at Scapa Flow; the bombravaged USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor; and the aircraft carrier Saratoga, sunk by a nuclear explosion in 1946 in the first naval tests of atomic weapons. The history of war at sea, of the rise and fall of empires, of valour and cowardice, sac
Category: Naval battles

Rome And The Mediterranean 290 To 146 Bc

Author : Nathan Rosenstein
ISBN : 9780748650811
Genre : History
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Nathan Rosenstein charts Rome's incredible journey and command of the Mediterranean over the course of the third and second centuries BC.
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The Eagle S Conquest

Author : Simon Scarrow
ISBN : 1429980303
Genre : Fiction
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When Centurion Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato arrive on the shores of Britain to take part in the Emperor Claudius' invasion in AD 43, Macro knows the desperately outnumbered Roman army will be facing one of the toughest campaigns ever. Meanwhile, a sinister organization is secretly betraying the brave men of the legions. When assassination rumors coincide with the Emperor's arrival, the soldiers realize they are up against a force more ruthless than the Britons, and that time is running out if they are to prevent Claudius's glorious victory from turning to disaster.
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The Eagle S Prophecy

Author : Simon Scarrow
ISBN : 1429968257
Genre : Fiction
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The arresting sixth novel in Simon Scarrow's epic series of the Roman army It is spring A.D. 45 in Rome, and Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are waiting for an investigation into their involvement in the death of a fellow officer. It is then that the imperial secretary, the devious Narcissus, makes them an offer they can't refuse: to rescue an imperial agent who has been captured by pirates operating off the Illyrian coast. With him were scrolls vital to the safety of the emperor and the future of Rome. But Narcissus also sends Vitellius, an old enemy of the two centurions. The three officers set out from Ravenna with the imperial fleet but the pirates are forewarned and the Romans pay a heavy price. Outnumbered by the enemy, surrounded by rumors of treachery, and endangered by Vitellius's desire to redeem himself, Centurions Macro and Cato must find the pirate base to avert a disaster that could destroy the emperor and the very core of Rome. "[A] rip-roaring, thoroughly entertaining tale of swashbuckling adventure from one of the most exciting writers of historical fiction."---Scottish Daily Record
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Author : Clint Von Hummel
ISBN : 9781587219146
Genre : Fiction
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A Walk Through Bible Prophecy

Author : John S. Darden
ISBN : 9780557006274
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A Walk Through Bible Prophecy is a detailed look at the End Times. You will learn what the Bible says about The Antichrist, the world governments and how they apply to the end of history.