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The Stone City A Captive S Life In Rome

Author : Anna Lowenstein
ISBN : 9781595693129
Genre : Fiction
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Snatched from her peaceful homestead in Celtic Britain, Bivana is transported to the legendary city of Rome. Struggling to come to terms with the loss of everyone and everything she has ever known, but determined to survive, she slowly adapts to a life of slavery and to the alien culture which surrounds her. Her relationship with the slave Philon seems to promise a fresh start, but it also brings her into contact with the Nazarenes, activists in a fanatical new religious movement. When her own family is drawn into a clash with the authorities, she is forced to draw on all her resources to save them. --- Since its first publication in 1999, The Stone City has become well known and loved in its Esperanto translation, and has been translated by fans into French and Hungarian. This revised edition of the original English version includes several additional scenes.
Category: Fiction

A Captive Life

Author : Helen Saker - Parsons
ISBN : 9781291658408
Genre : History
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A Historical, fictional novel set during the Second World War. It centres on a man, Thomas Bartlett, who seeks adventure as a soldier after being kept confined to his house by his mother for most of his life. He soon finds himself as a prisoner of war in Italy, where he questions his reluctance to escape. Once the Italians surrender he is forced to hide in the mountains to await the arrival of the Allied forces and avoid the German ones. Thus starts another journey for Bartlett. It is one of love, of loss, endurance and infidelity. He is forced to make several decisions along the way, some of which have fatal consequences. But ultimately he has to choose whether to face his demons or forever try to escape them.
Category: History

Life Death And Entertainment In The Roman Empire

Author : David Stone Potter
ISBN : 0472085689
Genre : History
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Life, Death, and Entertainment gives those who have a general interest in Roman antiquity a starting point informed by the latest developments in scholarship for understanding the extraordinary range of Roman society. Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the non-specialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as with a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainments throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity. The general reader will welcome this approachable and timely text. Contributors to the volume include Greg Aldrete, Hazel Dodge, Bruce W. Frier, Maud Gleason, Ann Hanson, David Mattingly, and David Potter. D. S. Potter is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin, University of Michigan. D. J. Mattingly is Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Leicester.
Category: History

Ancient Greece And Rome Achaea Delphi

Author : Carroll Moulton
ISBN : 0684805030
Genre : History
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Presents a history of ancient Greece and Rome as well as information about the literature and daily life of these early civilizations.
Category: History

The Builder

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ISBN : PRNC:32101079220867
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Gospel Of Mark And The Roman Jewish War Of 66 70 Ce

Author : Stephen Simon Kimondo
ISBN : 9781532653049
Genre : Religion
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This book interprets Mark's gospel in light of the Roman-Jewish War of 66-70 CE. Locating the authorship of Mark's gospel in rural Galilee or southern Syria after the fall of Jerusalem and the temple, and after Vespasian's enthronement as the new emperor, Kimondo argues that Mark's first hearers--people who lived through and had knowledge of the important events of the war--may have evaluated Mark's story of Jesus as a contrast to Roman imperial values. He makes an intriguing case that Jesus' proclamation as the Messiah in the villages of Caesarea Philippi set up a deliberate contrast between Jesus's teaching and Vespasian's proclamation of himself as the world's divine ruler. He suggests that Mark's hearers may have interpreted Jesus' liberative campaign in Galilee as a deliberate contrast to Vespasian's destructive military campaigns in the area. Jesus's teachings about wealth, power, and status while on the way to Jerusalem may have been heard as contrasts to Roman imperial values; hence, the entire story of Jesus may have been interpreted an anti-imperial narrative.
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A Manual Of Bible History

Author : William Garden Blaikie
ISBN : OXFORD:600098971
Genre : Bible
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Category: Bible

The Guardian

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Genre : Conduct of life
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Category: Conduct of life