The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Galen pursued a twin path to success in Rome , which illustrates very clearly the competitive character of Roman medicine . He took on , and successfully cured , patients from the city's elite , such as the wife of the ex - consul ...

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521827752

Category: History

Page: 396

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An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.
Categories: History

Escape from Rome

Escape from Rome

But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that Rome's dramatic collapse was actually the best thing that ever happened, clearing the path for Europe's economic rise and the creation of the modern age.

Author: Walter Scheidel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691216737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 698

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The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history. But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that Rome's dramatic collapse was actually the best thing that ever happened, clearing the path for Europe's economic rise and the creation of the modern age. Ranging across the entire premodern world, Escape from Rome offers new answers to some of the biggest questions in history: Why did the Roman Empire appear? Why did nothing like it ever return to Europe? And, above all, why did Europeans come to dominate the world? In an absorbing narrative that begins with ancient Rome but stretches far beyond it, from Byzantium to China and from Genghis Khan to Napoleon, Scheidel shows how the demise of Rome and the enduring failure of empire-building on European soil launched an economic transformation that changed the continent and ultimately the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Roman Portraits a Poem in Heroick Verse with Historical Remarks and Illustrations by Robert Jephson Esq

Roman Portraits  a Poem  in Heroick Verse  with Historical Remarks and Illustrations  by Robert Jephson  Esq

If bright the track their actions leave behind , Fair emulation fires the offspring's mind ; But if foul deeds and shame their course disgrace , He quits the path , and runs a nobler race . 819 High birth , like riches , men too much ...

Author: Robert Jephson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11700142

Category: Epic poetry, English

Page: 382

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Categories: Epic poetry, English

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

JANE AUSTEN: *Emma; *Mansfield Park; *Northanger Abbey; *Persuasion; *Pride and Prejudice, Illustrated; *Sense and Sensibility. HILAIRE BELLOC: *The Path to Rome. Illustrated. E. C. BENTLEY: Trent's Last Case.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781446546635

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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This antiquarian volume contains a collection of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous tales, including “The Gold-Bug”, “Ms. Found in a Bottle”, “A Descent into the Maelström”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “William Wilson”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Mystery of Marie Roget”, “The Pitt and the Pendulum”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains”, and more. This volume constitutes a must-have for fans of the macabre, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing "Tales of Mystery and Imagination” now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Categories: Fiction

Historical Illustrations and References World War II and Korea

Historical Illustrations and References  World War II and Korea

This action uncovered the path to Rome . References : Fifth Army History , pp.15-28 . N - 8723 - B . Operations in Sicily and Italy , USMA , 1947 , pp.48-51 . M9405 E4-0.73 . Illustrates : Evacuation by 888 .

Author: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078084012

Category: Military art and science

Page: 208

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Categories: Military art and science

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron With Illustrations by Keeley Halswelle With The Life of Lord Byron by Alexander Leighton and a Portrait

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron  With Illustrations by Keeley Halswelle   With    The Life of Lord Byron    by Alexander Leighton  and a Portrait

Wandering in youth , I traced the path of him , The Roman friend of Rome's least mortal mind , The friend of Tully : as my bark did skim The bright blue waters with a fanning wind , Came Megara before me , and behind Ægina lay , Piræus ...

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017797956

Category:

Page: 673

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The Way of a Pilgrim

The Way of a Pilgrim

Treasure trove of stories, lore, and myth, accompanied by more than 300 rare illustrations of planets, the Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, ... 72 line illustrations and diagrams. ... 0-486-43727-2 THE PATH TO ROME, Hilaire Belloc.

Author: Nina A Toumanova

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486455976

Category: Religion

Page: 82

View: 238

This classic of world spirituality recounts an anonymous 19th-century Russian peasant's attempts to follow St. Paul's advice to "pray without ceasing." In addition to its profound theological and philosophical observations, it offers an authentic portrait of Russia's social conditions during the final years of serfdom.
Categories: Religion

The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria With Map Plans and Illustrations

The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria  With Map  Plans  and Illustrations

It is but a short excursion - only five miles —from Rome , and the road lies across a very interesting part of the Campagna . There are indeed two roads to it . One , the carriage road , runs direct from the Porta Salara , and follows ...

Author: George Dennis

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000180249

Category:

Page: 656

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The Journey and Ordeal of Cabeza de Vaca

The Journey and Ordeal of Cabeza de Vaca

... as perceived in 1929. Powerful illustrations of towering structures, wide avenues, and rooftop parks—all features in many of today's modern cities. 59 illustrations. 144pp. 81⁄4 x 11. 0-486-43727-2 THE PATH TO ROME, Hilaire Belloc.

Author: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486431802

Category: Travel

Page: 162

View: 479

Of the 300 Spanish explorers who set out to discover and conquer the wilderness of North America, only four returned -- after covering about 6,000 miles in the course of eight harrowing years. Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1528-1536 expedition crackles with excitement and suspense, relating the survivors' journey across treacherous territory, rhapsodizing over the pristine beauty of the American wilderness, and offering firsthand information on American Indian life before European influence. Professor Cyclone Covey's outstanding translation represents the definitive edition of Cabeza de Vaca's odyssey, incorporating all of the latest related historic research. --Publisher.
Categories: Travel

The Roman Wall Illustrations

The Roman Wall  Illustrations

The road now known in the district by the name of the Military Road was accordingly made at the public expense. It is not a little remarkable that it takes precisely the track which the engineers of Rome had so many centuries before ...

Author: Rev. John Collingwood Bruce

Publisher: JOHN RUSSELL SMITH

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 298

View: 749

The famous Roman Wall, which, in former times, protected southern Britain from the ravages of the northern tribes, exhibits, at this day, remains more entire, and forms a subject of study more interesting than is generally supposed. Two authors of great learning have treated of this renowned structure—Horsley, in the Britannia Romana, and Hodgson, in the last volume of his History of Northumberland. Both are treatises of considerable size, and both are, to a certain extent, rare. The Britannia Romana, moreover, describes the Wall, not as it is, but as it was more than a century ago. Hodgson’s work is of recent date, and forms a valuable storehouse of nearly all that is known upon the subject. The mind, however, of that amiable man and zealous antiquary was, at the time of its preparation, bending under the weight of his ill-requited labours, and he has failed to present his ample materials to the reader in that condensed and well-arranged form which distinguishes his previous volumes, and without which a book on antiquities will not arrest the attention of the general reader. The following work may be regarded as introductory to the elaborate productions of Horsley and Hodgson. The reader is not assumed to be acquainted with the technicalities of archæology; and, at each advancing step the information is supplied which may render his course easy. I have not attempted, in the last part of the work, to enumerate all the altars and inscribed stones which have been found upon the line of the Wall, but have made a selection of those which are most likely to interest the general reader, and to give him a correct idea of the nature and value of these remains. In the body of the work I have endeavoured to furnish a correct delineation of the present condition of the Wall and its outworks. All my descriptions are the result of personal observation. To secure as great accuracy as possible, I have read over many of my proof sheets on the spot which they describe. The pictorial illustrations have been prepared with care, and will give the reader, who is not disposed to traverse the ground, a correct idea of the state of the Barrier. The wood-cuts and plates, illustrative of the antiquities found on the line, have, with the exception of a few coins introduced into the first Part of the volume, and copied from the Monumenta Historica, been prepared from original drawings, taken for this work from the objects themselves. I am not without hope that the well-read antiquary will value these delineations for their beauty and accuracy. To be continue in this ebook...
Categories: England