By Noel Lenski
This significant other bargains scholars a complete one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his occasions. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey obtainable to all audiences, it additionally achieves a degree of scholarly sophistication and originality that might be welcomed through the specialists. the quantity is split into 5 sections that study political background, faith, social and monetary background, artwork, and international kin in the course of the reign of Constantine, who recommended the Roman Empire on a path parallel along with his personal own improvement.
By Karl Galinsky
The age of Augustus, as a rule dated to 30 BC--AD 14, was once a pivotal interval in international historical past. At a time of super switch in Rome, Italy, and during the Mediterranean global, many advancements have been underway while Augustus took cost and a routine subject is the position that he performed in influencing their path. Written by way of individual experts from the U.S. and Europe, this Companion's 16 essays discover the multi-faceted personality of the interval and the interconnections between social, spiritual, political, literary, and inventive advancements.
By Father Chiniquy
Testimony of a Catholic Priest Who switched over to ChristianityAs a baby, Chiniquy memorized scriptures at his mother's knee and constructed a deep love for God. changing into a clergyman, he sought after desperately to put complete belief in his church, yet used to be hit through waves of doubt as his church claimed adherence to the Gospel, but violated it at each flip. His jealous superiors falsely accused him, yet Abraham Lincoln, a tender legal professional from Illinois, defended him and stored his attractiveness. Chiniquy proves that it used to be the Jesuits who later killed Lincoln, and explains why.
By Ian Ross
Rome is in danger. The previous order is altering - and Centurion Aurelius Castus has been summoned again from Britain, to discover himself stuck up in a treasonous conspiracy threatening to deliver down the Emperor Conatantine.
Rewarded for saving the emperor's lifestyles in conflict, Castus is promoted to the Corps of Protectores, the elite imperial bodyguard. The swords round the throne.
But he quickly discovers the courtroom to be as risky because the battlefield; in the back of the gilded facade of empire, there are spiralling plots, betrayals and seductions. A nest of traitors. And one relentless enemy.
SWORDS round the THRONE keeps the intense Twilight of Empire sequence, which begun with THE conflict on the fringe of the area.
By Celia E. Schultz
Increasing the dialogue of spiritual participation of girls in historic Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that during addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there have been more--and extra important--religious possibilities to be had to Roman ladies than are normally considered.Based on study in historic literature, inscriptions, and archaeological is still from the 5th to the 1st century B.C.E., Schultz's examine indicates that girls venerated gods unaffiliated with family issues, together with Hercules and Jupiter; they took half in advertisement, army, and political rites; they generally worshipped along males; they usually weren't restricted to the personal sphere, the conventional area of ladies. The Vestal Virgins didn't stand by myself yet have been as a substitute the main sought after contributors of a bunch of girls who held high-profile non secular positions: priestesses of Ceres, Liber, and Venus; the flaminica Dialis and the regina sacrorum; different cult officers; and aristocratic matrons who usually took best roles in spiritual observances although they weren't priestesses. Schultz argues that girls have been important participants--both specialist and nonprofessional--in the faith of the Roman Republic and that social and marital prestige, as well as gender, have been vital elements in deciding on their possibilities for spiritual participation within the public sphere.
By Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Northwood, Richard Hook
The early Romans have been just one of a few peoples that inhabited Iron Age relevant Italy. From the eighth to the third century BC, the Romans undertook territorial enlargement, and clash with neighbouring tribes and cultures led to open struggle, so much significantly with the Samnites. Alliances sprang have been created too - however the upward push of Rome was once unstoppable. This name covers the gear, weaponry and get dressed of the early Romans, from the conventional origin in 753 BC to the 3rd century BC, the place the dominance of Rome was once past problem. It additionally bargains with advancements in battle, protecting the early cavalry, the pre-hoplite military, the hoplite military and the manipular military. Etruscan, Latin, and Samnite conflict also are mentioned. Men-at-Arms 283, 291 and forty six also are to be had in one quantity particular variation as ‘Caesar’s Legions’.