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Emperor: The Gates of Rome

By Conn Iggulden
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 0440334217
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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Rarely, if ever, does a new writer dazzle us with such a vivid imagination and storytelling, flawlessly capturing the essence of a land, a people, a legend. Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history. In a true masterpiece of historical fiction, Iggulden takes us on a breathtaking journey through ancient Rome, sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething passions. What emerges is both a grand romantic tale of coming-of-age in the Roman Empire and a vibrant portrait of the early years of a man who would become the most powerful ruler on earth: Julius Caesar. On the lush Italian peninsula, a new empire is taking shape. At its heart is the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed. Against this vivid backdrop, two boys are growing to manhood, dreaming of battles, fame, and glory in service of the mightiest empire the world has ever known. One is the son of a senator, a boy of privilege and ambition to whom much has been given and from whom much is expected. The other is a bastard child, a boy of strength and cunning, whose love for his adoptive family–and his adoptive brother–will be the most powerful force in his life. As young Gaius and Marcus are trained in the art of combat—under the tutelage of one of Rome’s most fearsome gladiators—Rome itself is being rocked by the art of treachery and ambition, caught in a tug-of-war as two rival generals, Marius and Sulla, push the empire toward civil war. For Marcus, a bloody campaign in Greece will become a young soldier’s proving ground. For Gaius, the equally deadly infighting of the Roman Senate will be the battlefield where he hones his courage and skill. And for both, the love of an extraordinary slave girl will be an honor each will covet but only one will win. The two friends are forced to walk different paths, and by the time they meet again everything will have changed. Both will have known love, loss, and violence. And the land where they were once innocent will be thrust into the grip of bitter conflict—a conflict that will set Roman against Roman . . . and put their friendship to the ultimate test. Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, Conn Iggulden conjures a stunning array of contrasts–from the bloody stench of a battlefield to the opulence of the greatest city in history, from the tenderness of a lover to the treachery of an assassin. Superbly rendered, grippingly told, Emperor, The Gates of Rome is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction.

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BE TRANSPORTED TO THE EPIC WORLD OF THE ATHENIANS WITH CONN IGGULDEN'S LATEST LEGENDARY TALE 'Astonishing, convincing and compelling, with ferocious battles that bring the Ancient World of Greece alive' 5***** Reader Review ______ A STATESMAN IS BORN, NOT MADE . . . Marathon. A Persian king stands at last on Greek soil. His Immortals have come to raze the cities of the west. The Athenians are hopelessly outnumbered. The gods are silent. All they have is the shield line. Xanthippus takes a breath. If they cannot stand, all Greece will fall. Thermopylae. Ten years later, Athens has betrayed its favourite son. When the Persians return, when they cross the Hellespont to take revenge on the Greeks, will Xanthippus come home to save his people? Athens cannot stand alone a second time. In desperation, the city calls on men of Sparta to block the pass at Thermopylae. To give them time. To give them hope. Featuring two of the most famous battles of the Ancient World, The Gates of Athens is a bravura piece of storytelling about a people driven to preserve their freedom at any cost. ______ Readers are raving about The Gates of Athens: 'What a brilliantly addictive read' 5***** Reader Review 'This author never fails to deliver!' 5***** Reader Review 'Another brilliant historical novel from the master of the craft' 5***** Reader Review 'It's like being on the battlefield' 5***** Reader Review PRAISE FOR CONN IGGULDEN 'The pace is nail-biting and the set-dressing magnificent' Times 'Pacy . . . and packed with action' Sunday Times 'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror

Tarot and the Gates of Light

By Mark Horn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1620559315
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 390
  • File Pdf: tarot-and-the-gates-of-light.pdf

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An innovative, spiritual workbook that integrates the Tarot and the Kabbalistic tradition of Counting the Omer • Explores the origins and meaning of the 49-day Kabbalistic meditative practice of Counting the Omer and how it can lead to spiritual revelation, personal insight, and connection with the Divine • Reveals the correspondence of the Tarot’s minor arcana with the Sephirot of the Tree of Life and explains how both relate to the Omer meditation • Provides a daily practice workbook that explores the related Sephirot and Tarot cards for each day, examines their Kabbalistic and spiritual meanings, and provides questions for daily reflection and meditation guidance The 49-day mystical practice known as Counting the Omer is an ancient Jewish ritual observed between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot (also known as Pentecost). As practiced by Kabbalists, it is designed to cleanse and purify the soul in preparation for spiritual revelation and a personal connection with God. The ritual creates a spiritual inner journey that follows the path of the ancient Israelites from the moment of their physical freedom from slavery in Egypt to the establishment of their spiritual freedom forty-nine days later when they arrived at Mt. Sinai. Adeptly integrating this mystical practice with the transformative symbolism of the Tarot, Mark Horn uses the ritual of Counting the Omer as a template for a guided meditative practice that gives readers insight into their personal life journey and help in overcoming the issues that hinder their growth and spiritual awakening. Examining the correspondence of the Tarot’s minor arcana with the Sephirot of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, he shows how using the cards in connection with Counting the Omer can unlock the gates to a deep experience of the sacred. In the detailed daily practice workbook section, Horn provides day-by-day descriptions of the 49-day meditative practice of Counting the Omer. He divides the journey into seven week-long segments, which in turn are broken down into seven daily practices. For each day, he explains the related Sephirot and Tarot cards and their Kabbalistic and spiritual meanings, providing the reader with questions for daily reflection, guidance for meditation, and insight from traditional Jewish texts as well as teachings from Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim traditions. Unveiling the relationship between Tarot and the Kabbalah, Horn shows readers how uniting these two practices can open them to a deeper experience of the Divine.

The Gates of Hades Prevaileth Not

By Anthony of the Desert
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781462058631
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 535
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The Gates of Hades Prevaileth Not encompasses an exhaustive examination of Church Councils, Church Fathers, and heresies (e.g., Monophysites, Nestorius, Arius, Pelagius, Sabellius, et al.) defeated by the early Church. Realms of discourse include: *Christological & Trinitarian Theology *Sacred Scripture *Church Development *Baptism & Restoration of the Lapsed *And much more This work possesses a unique ability to synthesize wide-ranging topics into a comprehensible whole -- what has ordinarily required volumes of books has within the Gates of Hades been condensed into a single tome that presents a concise portrait of the early Church without sacrificing thorough treatment of such a voluminous field. Discrete, easy to navigate sections are supported by a comprehensive digest, making coverage of Church history in the Gates of Hades Prevaileth Not a joy to read and lenient to assimilate.

The Sorceress of Rome

By Nathan Gallizier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 1776670094
  • Pages : 521
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 767
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Though he went on to have a successful career as a businessman in the United States, Nathan Gallizier was born in Italy, and his early experiences in that country significantly influenced his literary output as a novelist. Set in Rome in the year 999, this novel follows the torrid romance of protagonists Otto and Stephania.

Complete Works of Livy. History of Rome. Illustrated

By Livy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000096425
  • Pages :
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Reads : 647
  • File Pdf: complete-works-of-livy-history-of-rome-illustrated.pdf

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Livy wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, titled Ab Urbe Condita, ''From the Founding of the City''. Seneca the Younger gives brief mention that he was also known as an orator and philosopher and had written some treatises in those fields from a historical point of view. Livy also produced other works, including an essay in the form of a letter to his son, and numerous dialogues, most likely modelled on similar works by Cicero.

The History of Julius Caesar

By Napoleon III Emperor of the French
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338113429
  • Pages : 870
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 557
  • File Pdf: the-history-of-julius-caesar.pdf

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The History of Julius Caesar was written by Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon Buonaparte at the time of his reign. The book starts from the description of the Roman history before Caesar, the establishment of the republic, and Punic wars and gradually flows into the main points of Caesar's life up to his death. Besides historical context, a book was a political pamphlet to support the author's political line. In the book, Napoleon III compares himself and his uncle with Julius Caesar, proving that the political and strategic talent of the great emperor of Rome found continuation in the style of the ruling of the Buonaparte family.

The Early History of Rome

By Livy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141963077
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 567
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Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years of history, from the founding of Rome (traditionally dated to 757 BC) to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC - an era which witnessed the reign of seven kings, the establishment of the Republic, civil strife and brutal conflict. Bringing compelling characters to life, and re-presenting familiar tales - including the tragedy of Coriolanus and the story of Romulus and Remus - The Early History is a truly epic work, and a passionate warning that Rome should learn from its history.

The Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

By E. M. Berens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338114150
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: the-legends-of-ancient-greece-and-rome.pdf

Book Summary:

"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome " is a comprehensive mythology collection, presenting all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. The author, thoroughly details each Greek and Roman god, goddess, hero, demi-god and creature and gives the reader a clear and succinct idea of the religious beliefs of the ancients. An exceptional book for those interested in Greek or Roman mythology.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

By E. M. Berens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 185
  • File Pdf: myths-and-legends-of-ancient-greece-and-rome.pdf

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As the title itself suggests, this book is a collected guide to the pantheon of Greek and Roman gods and the myths weaved around them. Split into two parts, the first part of the book consists biographies of the gods, while the second part consists descriptions of famous legends.

Pinnock's improved edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome

By Оливер Голдсмит
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5040893906
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: pinnock-s-improved-edition-of-dr-goldsmith-s-history-of-rome.pdf

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Read and download full book Pinnock's improved edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome

Antonia; or, The Fall of Rome

By Wilkie Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726933292
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 877
  • File Pdf: antonia-or-the-fall-of-rome.pdf

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In case you've never taken a moment to stop looking at cat videos and arguing with strangers on the Internet to appreciate the readily accessible cornucopia of collected human knowledge that your phone *also* provides, reading classic literature really puts the global network into perspective. Dickens, Brontë, Austen, Conan Doyle, Nesbith... all sitting huddled over their desks in either London or the English countryside, writing stories set in the great manors of Yorkshire, on the shores of Sussex or in the working-class district of the capital. And in addition to all taking place a stone's throw away, they are all pretty much contemporary. Sure, write what you know, but still... tis a bit boring, innit? Can't *somebody* expand the world just a tiny bit for an audience with neither affordable travel or a 5G connection? Enter Big Willy C. In this his first published novel, Collins tackles two conflicts in the Rome of 408 AD: Paganism vs. Christianity and the titular hero, the daughter of a Christian Roman zealot, Antonia vs. Goisvintha – a Goth survivor of a Roman massacre. And when mild-mannered Antonia ends up captured by Goisvintha's brother during a siege, a tale of betrayals, sex and cat and mouse can truly unfold. It's not giant mech battles on distant planets exactly, but for 1850 English literature, this is pretty darn exotic. Novelist, playwright, genre pioneer, opium addict, mentee of Charles Dickens, magnificently bearded individual – dead Englishman Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has many titles to his name. Having a knack for mystery and unconventional characters, Collins' biggest contribution to world literature comes in the forms of "A Women in White" (1859) and "The Moonstone" (1868), with the former being mentioned on his headstone while the latter is widely considered the first modern detective novel.

Empire of the Romans

By John Matthews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119610354
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 103
  • File Pdf: empire-of-the-romans.pdf

Book Summary:

A wide-ranging survey of the history of the Roman Empire—from its establishment to decline and beyond Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian provides a sweeping historical survey of the Roman empire. Uncommonly expansive in its chronological scope, this unique two-volume text explores the time period encompassing Julius Caesar’s death in 44 BCE to the end of Justinian’s reign six centuries later. Internationally-recognized author and scholar of Roman history John Matthews balances broad historical narrative with discussions of important occurrences in their thematic contexts. This integrative approach helps readers learn the timeline of events, understand their significance, and consider their historical sources. Defining the time period in a clear, yet not overly restrictive manner, the text reflects contemporary trends in the study of social, cultural, and literary themes. Chapters examine key points in the development of the Roman Empire, including the establishment of empire under Augustus, Pax Romana and the Antonine Age, the reforms of Diocletian and Constantine, and the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Discussions of the Justinianic Age, the emergence of Byzantium, and the post-Roman West help readers understand the later Roman world and its impact on the subsequent history of Europe. Written to be used as standalone resource or in conjunction with its companion Volume II: Selective Anthology, this innovative textbook: Combines accessible narrative exposition with thorough examination of historical source material Provides well-rounded coverage of Roman economy, society, law, and literary and philosophical culture Offers content taken from the author’s respected Roman Empire survey courses at Yale and Oxford University Includes illustrations, maps and plans, and chapter-by-chapter bibliographical essays Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian is a valuable text for survey courses in Roman history as well as general readers interested in the 600 year time frame of the empire.

A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

By A. H. J. Greenidge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066149420
  • Pages : 557
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 429
  • File Pdf: a-history-of-rome-during-the-later-republic-and-early-principate.pdf

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The book tells the history of The Roman Empire from the times of the tribunate of Tiberius Gracchus to the second consulship of Marius. The author provides his personal analysis of the historical era and, at the same time, gives a lot of details about different important aspects like the business life or Rome, foreign trade, agriculture, the reforms of Tiberius Gracchus, the tribunate of Caius Gracchus, the colonization of Africa and the reign of Marius.

The Gates of Paradise

By Melissa de la Cruz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Isbn : 1423179129
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 350
  • File Pdf: the-gates-of-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. Will Bliss and the wolves she has recruited to join her win the battle for the vampires? Is Schuyler prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? Love and vengeance, duty and and loyalty, life and death, are all at odds in the gripping, heartbreaking finale of the Blue Bloods series.