SPQR

SPQR
Author : Mary Beard
Publisher : Profile Books
Total Pages : 606
Release : 2015-10-20
ISBN 10 : 9781847654410
ISBN 13 : 184765441X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR Book Description:

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'.

S P Q R

S P Q R
Author : George A. Lawrence
Publisher :
Total Pages : 157
Release : 1936
ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B196022
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

S P Q R Book Description:

SPQR I The Kings Gambit

SPQR I  The Kings Gambit
Author : John Maddox Roberts
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2007-04-01
ISBN 10 : 1429908335
ISBN 13 : 9781429908337
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR I The Kings Gambit Book Description:

Blackmail, corruption, treachery, murder--the glory that was Rome. In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes readers back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey, routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike, so the garroting of a lowly ex-slaved and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy. But Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger--highborn commander of the local vigiles--was determined to investigate. Despite official apathy, brazen bribes, and sinister threates, Decius uncovers a world of corruption at the highest levels of his government that threatens to destroy him and the government he serves.

SPQR a Romance

SPQR  a Romance
Author : Paul Hyde Bonner
Publisher : New York, Scribner
Total Pages : 325
Release : 1952
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016454657
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR a Romance Book Description:

SPQR VII The Tribune s Curse

SPQR VII  The Tribune s Curse
Author : John Maddox Roberts
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2004-04-14
ISBN 10 : 9781429908351
ISBN 13 : 1429908351
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR VII The Tribune s Curse Book Description:

Decius Caecilius Metellus is happy. The weather is beautiful and he is standing for office (literally; standing, in the Roman Forum soliciting votes) with a sure chance of winning. And Caesar's ongoing dreary war is far off in Gaul. Decius is confident that another war looming over Rome, instigated by one Crassus against the Parthians (for no reason but possible worldly gain); will be voted down in the Senate. But the vote does not stop Crassus. On the day he and his troops set out from Rome, the Tribune Ateius Capitus, leader of the opposition, shrieks an ancient and terrible curse over the huge crowd assembled -- a curse that frightens not only the man in the street but the highest Romans. When Ateius is murdered soon after, Decius, solver of past mysteries, has the ugly task of finding the killer. Fascinating details of Rome's mixed attitudes about the power of magic and the practice of rational politics illuminate this latest of Roberts's strong historical mysteries.

SPQR A Roman Miscellany

SPQR  A Roman Miscellany
Author : Anthony Everitt
Publisher : Head of Zeus
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2014-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9781781855683
ISBN 13 : 1781855684
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR A Roman Miscellany Book Description:

SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 500-odd entries range across every area of Roman life and society, from the Empress Livia's cure for tonsillitis to the most reliable Roman methods of contraception.

SPQR

SPQR
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread
Total Pages : 34
Release : 2016-02-04
ISBN 10 : 9781944195786
ISBN 13 : 1944195785
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR Book Description:

SPQR by Mary Beard | Summary & Analysis Preview: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard is a single-volume history of Ancient Rome. The book covers Roman history from its semi-mythical origins in roughly 753 BC, to the decision by the Emperor Caracalla in 212 CE to make all free adult males born within the empire Roman citizens… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of SPQR: · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

SPQR II The Catiline Conspiracy

SPQR II  The Catiline Conspiracy
Author : John Maddox Roberts
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2007-04-01
ISBN 10 : 1429908343
ISBN 13 : 9781429908344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR II The Catiline Conspiracy Book Description:

It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government-a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within. But admission into the traitorous society of evil carried a grim price: the life of Decius's closest friend...and maybe his own.