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The Resource The civil wars, Appian ; translated with an introduction by John Carter

The civil wars, Appian ; translated with an introduction by John Carter

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The civil wars
Title
The civil wars
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Appian ; translated with an introduction by John Carter
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • Appian's Civil Wars offers a masterly account of the turbulent epoch from the time of Tiberius Gracchus (133 BC) to the tremendous conflicts which followed the murder of Julius Caesar. For the events between 133 and 70 BC he is the only surviving continuous narrative source. The subsequent books vividly describe Catiline's conspiracy, the rise and fall of the First Triumvirate, and Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon, defeat of Pompey and untimely death. The climax comes with the birth of the Second Triumvirate out of anarchy, the terrible purges of Proscriptions which followed, and the titanic struggle for world mastery which was only to end with Augustus's defeat of Antony and Cleopatra
  • If Appian's Roman History as a whole reveals how an empire was born of the struggle against a series of external enemies, these five books concentrate on an even greater ordeal. Despite the rhetorical flourishes, John Carter suggests in his Introduction, the impressive 'overall conception of the decline of the Roman state into violence, with its sombre highlights and the leitmotif of fate, is neither trivial nor inaccurate'
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Appianus
Dewey number
937.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carter, John M.
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Penguin classics
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  • Rome
  • Rome
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The civil wars, Appian ; translated with an introduction by John Carter
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiv-xxxvi) and index
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Translated with an Introduction by John Carter Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Bibliographical Note -- Notes on the Translation -- Table of Dates -- The Civil Wars -- Book I -- Book II -- Book III -- Book IV -- Book V -- Notes -- Appendix -- Maps: -- A. Northern and Central Italy -- B. Southern Italy and Sicily -- C. Greece and the Aegean Basin -- D. Provinces and Kingdoms of the East -- Index
Control code
000012653628
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliii, 435 p.
Isbn
9780140445091
Other physical details
4 maps
Label
The civil wars, Appian ; translated with an introduction by John Carter
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiv-xxxvi) and index
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Translated with an Introduction by John Carter Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Bibliographical Note -- Notes on the Translation -- Table of Dates -- The Civil Wars -- Book I -- Book II -- Book III -- Book IV -- Book V -- Notes -- Appendix -- Maps: -- A. Northern and Central Italy -- B. Southern Italy and Sicily -- C. Greece and the Aegean Basin -- D. Provinces and Kingdoms of the East -- Index
Control code
000012653628
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliii, 435 p.
Isbn
9780140445091
Other physical details
4 maps

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