Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

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by Philip Matyszak
     
 

ISBN-10: 050025124X

ISBN-13: 9780500251249

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Rome became a world power through war and throughout its history its right to dominate was challenged by a succession of formidable individuals, some of whom were 'noble heroes, others were murdering villains'. Few died in their beds. This extremely enjoyable and well-written history of Rome's troubles tells its story from the point of view of seventeen remarkable…  See more details below

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Rome became a world power through war and throughout its history its right to dominate was challenged by a succession of formidable individuals, some of whom were 'noble heroes, others were murdering villains'. Few died in their beds. This extremely enjoyable and well-written history of Rome's troubles tells its story from the point of view of seventeen remarkable figures, including Hannibal, Jugurtha, Mithridates, Spartacus, Vercingetorix, Cleopatra, Boudicca, Zenobia and Attila. The stories of each are told in an accessible and dramatic narrative supported by extracts from contemporary sources. Interspersed are short chapters which set the historical background, looking at, for example, Caesar's Civil Wars, the Pax Romana and the end of Rome. The book shows that Rome knew how to deal with enemies it considered 'civilised' but it was far less sure with 'barbarians' or those who did not play by the rules. Illustrated throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500251249
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Hannibal20
2Philip V44
3Viriathus54
4Jugurtha63
5Mithridates81
6Spartacus94
7Vercingetorix115
8Orodes II128
9Cleopatra140
10Arminius164
11Boudicca178
12Josephus191
13Decebalus213
14Shapuri232
15Zenobia244
16Alaric256
17Attila270

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