Roman Guardsman 62 BC–AD 324 [EPUB]

Roman Guardsman 62 BC–AD 324 [EPUB]
Roman Guardsman 62 BC–AD 324 by Ross Cowan
2014 | EPUB | 15.8MB

For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history.

This title details the changing nature of these units, their organization and operational successes, and failures from their origins in the late Republic through to their unsuccessful struggle against Constantine the Great.

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen [EPUB]

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen [EPUB]
The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter, A C Mace
2000 | EPUB | 113.31MB

November 4, 1922. For six seasons the legendary Valley of the Kings has yielded no secrets to Howard Carter and his archeological team: "We had almost made up our minds that we were beaten," he writes, "and were preparing to leave The Valley and try our luck elsewhere; and then — hardly had we set hoe to ground in our last despairing effort than we made a discovery that far exceeded our wildest dreams."

Join Howard Carter in his fascinating odyssey toward the most dramatic archeological find of the century — the tomb of Tutankhamen. Written by Carter in 1923, only a year after the discovery, this book captures the overwhelming exhilaration of the find, the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonder of opening a treasure-filled inner chamber whose regal inhabitant had been dead for 3,000 years.

104 on-the-spot photographs chronicle the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures. The opening chapters discuss the life of Tutankhamen and earlier archeological work in the Valley of the Kings. An appendix contains fully captioned photographs of the objects obtained from the tomb. A new preface by Jon Manchip White adds information on Carter's career, recent opinions on Tutankhamen's reign, and the importance of Carter's discovery to Egyptologists.

Millions have seen the stunning artifacts which came from the tomb — they are among the glories of the Cairo Museum, and have made triumphal tours to museums the world over. They are a testament to the enigmatic young king, and to the unwavering tenacity of the man who brought them to light as described in this remarkable narrative.

Release Your Inner Roman: A Treatise by Marcus Sidonius Falx [EPUB]

Release Your Inner Roman: A Treatise by Marcus Sidonius Falx [EPUB]
Release Your Inner Roman: A Treatise by Marcus Sidonius Falx by Jerry Toner
2016 | EPUB | 0.9MB

At last! A Roman self-help book! From the writing team who brought you The Roman Guide to Slave Management.

Following his handbook on slave–that is, business–management, here is Marcus Sidonius Falx’s guide on how to improve every aspect of your barbarian life. Outlining the personal characteristics that have made the Romans the most successful people in history, he shows how you too can learn from their example.

He shows the ways in which Romans approach their work and how they boost their career prospects. He explains how to control your emotions, especially when involved in the difficult process of conquering others. He covers the delicate subject of managing your love-life, choosing a suitable wife, and then maintaining control over your family. Supported by his practical wisdom, you will know how to raise yourself up in society, how to enjoy the good life, and how to keep the gods on your side.

Up to now most barbarians have had to settle for marveling at the Romans’ achievements. This guide from one of its leading aristocrats lets you into the secrets of Rome’s success. Based on a wealth of original sources, it lets us understand just why the Romans won the greatest empire the world has ever known.

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