Mezolith Vol 2

Author: Ben Haggarty
Editor: Boom
ISBN: 1613985029
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Archaia is proud to present the worldwide debut of the second volume in Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank¡¯s stunning series of adventure set 10,000 years in the past. The Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Step by step, Poika¡¯s journey into manhood continues¡ªcaught in a mesh of tribal hunts, gatherings, and feasts determined by the waxing and waning of 13 moons. The boundary between the real and imagined worlds blur as more and more of the Kansa cosmology is revealed in the dreams, nightmares, and ancestral beauty of Mezolith.

The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon
Editor:
ISBN:
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The Enemies Of Rome From Hannibal To Attila The Hun

Author: Philip Matyszak
Editor: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771766
Size: 15,83 MB
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"Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." —Classical Outlook This engrossing book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of the peoples who fought against it. Here is the reality behind such legends as Spartacus the gladiator, as well as the thrilling tales of Hannibal, the great Boudicca, the rebel leader and Mithridates, the connoisseur of poisons, among many others. Some enemies of Rome were noble heroes and others were murderous villains, but each has a unique and fascinating story.

The Roman Empire From Severus To Constantine

Author: Patricia Southern
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317496930
Size: 10,82 MB
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The third century of the Roman Empire is a confused and sparsely documented period, punctuated by wars, victorious conquests and ignominious losses, and a recurring cycle of rebellions that saw several Emperors created and eliminated by the Roman armies. In AD 260 the Empire almost collapsed, and yet by the end of the third century the Roman world was brought back together and survived for another two hundred years. In this new edition of The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine, Patricia Southern examines the anarchic era of the soldier Emperors that preceded the crisis of AD 260, and the reigns of underrated and sometimes maligned Emperors such as Gallienus, Probus and Aurelian, whose determination and hard work reunited and re-established the Empire. Their achievements laid the foundations for the absolutist, sacrosanct rule of Diocletian, honed to ruthless perfection by Constantine, whose reign transformed the pagan Empire into a Christian state. The successes and failures of the rulers of the Roman world of the third century, and the role of the armies and the civilians, are re-assessed in this revised and expanded edition of The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine, which incorporates the latest thinking of modern scholars and has been extended to cover the reign of Constantine and the foundations he laid on which the Christian empire was built. This is a crucial volume for students of this fascinating period in Roman history, and provides invaluable background for anyone interested in the "fall of Rome", the adoption of Christianity, and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire.

Storming The Heavens

Author: Antonio Santosuosso
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429976739
Size: 19,33 MB
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In the closing years of the second century B.C., the ancient world watched as the Roman armies maintained clear superiority over all they surveyed. But, social turmoil prevailed at the heart of her territories, led by an increasing number of dispossessed farmers, too little manpower for the army, and an inevitable conflict with the allies who had fought side by side with the Romans to establish Roman dominion. Storming the Heavens looks at this dramatic history from a variety of angles. What changed most radically, Santosuosso argues, was the behavior of soldiers in the Roman armies. The troops became the enemies within, their pillage and slaughter of fellow citizens indiscriminate, their loyalty not to the Republic but to their leaders, as long as they were ample providers of booty. By opening the military ranks to all, the new army abandoned its role as depository of the values of the upper classes and the propertied. Instead, it became an institution of the poor and drain on the power of the Empire. Santosuosso also investigates other topics, such as the monopoly of military power in the hands of a few, the connection between the armed forces and the cherished values of the state, the manipulation of the lower classes so that they would accept the view of life, control, and power dictated by the oligarchy, and the subjugation and dehumanization of subject peoples, whether they be Gauls, Britons, Germans, Africans, or even the Romans themselves.

Steamboy

Author: Sadayuki Murai
Editor: Viz
ISBN: 9781421501451
Size: 18,70 MB
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Based on the hit movie, this is the story of Ray Steam, a resourceful young inventor who struggles to prevent his family's steam ball invention from falling into the wrong hands and destroying London."

Superman

Author: Jerry Siegel
Editor: Dc Comics
ISBN:
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Follow the exploits of the ban of steel as the fortress of solitude, supergirl , and brainiac are introduced to the classic myth. Watch as the man of tomorrow learns to fight with his new sidekicks

The Case Study Of Vanitas

Author: Jun Mochizuki
Editor: Yen Press World
ISBN: 0316412856
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The masked ball has ended, but the music plays on. As Noe and Vanitas return disgraced from Altus, the curtain rises on a new battle. News of kidnapped curse-bearers sends the pair to the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris, where a melody of intrigue echoes and a superhuman foe awaits! Humans or vampires: Who will be the hunter, and who the hunted?

Mushishi Volume 8 9 10

Author: Yuki Urushibara
Editor: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 1612627641
Size: 13,25 MB
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Ginko is a master of the ephemeral life form known as Mushi. Their influence can be as visible as a mountain never giving up its winter to allow for spring, or as subtle as a prank played in a child's game. To some they are a curse; to others they offer unimagined possibility. Read the final three volumes of Ginko's journeys in this one remarkable edition! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Scriptores Historiae Augustae Hadrian Aelius Antoninus Pius Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Lucius Verius Avidius Cassius Commodus Pertinax Di Ius Julianus Septimius Severus Pescennius Niger Clodius Albinus

Author: David Magie
Editor: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN:
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The Scriptores Historiae Augustae, or Historia Augusta, is a collection of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117? 284 CE). The work, which is modeled on Suetonius, purports to be written by six different authors and quotes documents and public records extensively. Since we possess no continuous account of the emperors of the second and third centuries, the Historia Augusta has naturally attracted keen attention. In the last century it has also generated the gravest suspicions. Present opinion holds that the whole is the work of a single author (who lived in the time of Theodosius) and contains much that is plagiarism and even downright forgery. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Historia Augusta is in three volumes.