Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic (KINDLE)

Free download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Tom Holland

Tom Holland ë 9 Read & download Free download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Tom Holland Read Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic O the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire From Cicero Spartacus and Brutus to Cleopatra Virgil and Augustus here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life Combining verve and freshness wi. Armed with the HBO series derived knowledge of ancient Rome I always used to think myself an expert on the era With a flippant relaxed and easy telling of the story Holland has just made me even comfortable in my entertainment based version of the history of Rome It is such a simple story is it not The whole city has the same sort of people and the direction of the Republic was like one unwavering arrow and everyone stays true to their characters Narrative history is suarely in vogue as Holland asserts and we are all the better informed for these assertive linear narrations of history

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Tom Holland ë 9 Read & download Free download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Tom Holland Read Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic Th scrupulous scholarship Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniuely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self sacrifice and rivalry decadence and catastrophe intrigue war and world shaking ambiti. Roman history is well documented and this book does a great job of retelling their superb history Marius the retired Military hero is appointed commander to fight Rome s enemy Mithridates This angered his former deputy Sulla who had campaigned for that job Sulla then challenged Marius for the job which caused a civil war in Rome Unfortunately Marius died before he could campaign Without his leadership Sulla s forces defeated the remainder of Marius s soldiers Then he marched on Rome and became its dictator Sulla established peace with Mithridates in the kingdom of Pontus but made a list of proscriptions and exterminated most of his enemies He is not regarded as a great Roman Ruler due to his extreme violence and his unpopular and peculiar relaxation activities And he was the first Military leader to march on Rome itself in Rome s history He does one remarkable thing howeverhe retired and relinuished his power then returned to his odd behavioral ways The republic was afterward reestablished The author points out the mindset of the Roman people Ambition was their number one goal They viewed sex as a weakness They were xenophobic Winning was everything and the path to glory was winning wars Pompey rode this subscription to its highest level He ran a spectacular string of successes in Spain and took credit for ending Spartacus s slave revolt When the Senate decided to try to stop the Pirate harassment of Roman citizens which had grown substantially over the decade they called on Pompey He miraculously wiped out the Pirates in just 3 months He was then sent to take care of Roman s greatest enemy Mithridates He easily defeated him and continued into Syria and Judea making them Roman satellites No Roman general had accomplished so much In all 243 countries came under Rome rule due to Pompey He was given the title Great because of these accomplishments However there were two other men seeking similar glory in the midst The first was Crassus Rome s wealthiest man The other was Julius Caesar Caesar won a high office due to his great charisma and paying for votes From this position he was able to secure a part in a triumvirate along with Pompey and Crassus which ruled Rome While serving as part of the triumvirate he was appointed as governor of Gaul This is where he met his first test of his military greatness by soundly defeating a united Gallic force He then moved through Germany and built a bridge to cross into England and occupy Britain by defeating a Celtic Army It was the first time in history that a foreign enemy invaded Great Britain Back in Rome the Senate feared Caesar s accomplishment s called him back to face charges of illegal military actions Caesar calculated that the Senate was out to get him gathered his troupes and assembled them at the Rubicon The Senate sensed Caesar s intentions called on Pompey the Great for Rome s defense As Caesar troupes moved at an accelerated pace Pompey left Rome to assemble troupes to battle and end Caesar s ambitions Caesar finally met Pompey at Pharsalus where his army routed Pompey s Pompey fled to Egypt but rather than the great hero receiving safety he is murdered Caesar entered Egypt finding Egypt in the midst of a political power struggle Cleopatra in exile was snuggled in a blanket then rolled out in front of Caesar She seduced Caesar Caesar next took a long deserved vacation after he reestablished Cleopatra as Egypt s ruler by taking a boat ride down the Nile RiverThe Romans were not happy about Caesar s love affair with Cleopatra He returned with Cleopatra to a shattered and crumbled Rome The Senate gave him a 10 year period of dictatorship recognizing his brilliance Caesar forgave his enemies provided land to his troops granted citizenship to disenfranchised citizens and commissioned rebuilding of Rome s great architecture However the Ides of March 44 BC the great Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by among 60 enemies including men named Casca and Brutus Afterwards Rome capitulated into another civil war Caesar s Lieutenant Mark Anthony crushed the murderers But Caesar s heir made claims to succeed his great Uncle Julius Caesar Octavian and Antony agree to joint rule for a while As Antony relished in power his relationship with Octavian strained until they finally went to war Octavian won a fairly easy war therefore becoming Rome s undisputed ruler In Rome he was entitled as Augustus Augustus ruled for 40 years of peace and prosperity and a happy Rome strived Zu Den Platonischen Gleichnissen pivotal era but a uniuely resonant Once in Kazakhstan The Snow Leopard Emerges portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self sacrifice and rivalry decadence and catastrophe intrigue war and world shaking ambiti. Roman history is well documented and this book does a great job of retelling their superb history Marius the retired Military hero is appointed commander to fight Rome s enemy Mithridates This angered his former deputy Sulla who had campaigned for that job Sulla then challenged Marius for the job which caused a civil war in Rome Unfortunately Marius died before he could campaign Without his leadership Sulla s forces defeated the remainder of Marius s soldiers Then he marched on Rome and became its dictator Sulla established In guten Kreisen peace with Mithridates in the kingdom of Pontus but made a list of Serafina and the Black Cloak proscriptions and exterminated most of his enemies He is not regarded as a great Roman Ruler due to his extreme violence and his unpopular and Artemis Fowl peculiar relaxation activities And he was the first Military leader to march on Rome itself in Rome s history He does one remarkable thing howeverhe retired and relinuished his La esfinge maragata power then returned to his odd behavioral ways The republic was afterward reestablished The author The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends points out the mindset of the Roman The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig people Ambition was their number one goal They viewed sex as a weakness They were xenophobic Winning was everything and the Spectrum 21 path to glory was winning wars Pompey rode this subscription to its highest level He ran a spectacular string of successes in Spain and took credit for ending Spartacus s slave revolt When the Senate decided to try to stop the Pirate harassment of Roman citizens which had grown substantially over the decade they called on Pompey He miraculously wiped out the Pirates in just 3 months He was then sent to take care of Roman s greatest enemy Mithridates He easily defeated him and continued into Syria and Judea making them Roman satellites No Roman general had accomplished so much In all 243 countries came under Rome rule due to Pompey He was given the title Great because of these accomplishments However there were two other men seeking similar glory in the midst The first was Crassus Rome s wealthiest man The other was Julius Caesar Caesar won a high office due to his great charisma and Zanboomer paying for votes From this Vögeln ist schön position he was able to secure a The Relativity of Wrong part in a triumvirate along with Pompey and Crassus which ruled Rome While serving as Die Dämonenbraut part of the triumvirate he was appointed as governor of Gaul This is where he met his first test of his military greatness by soundly defeating a united Gallic force He then moved through Germany and built a bridge to cross into England and occupy Britain by defeating a Celtic Army It was the first time in history that a foreign enemy invaded Great Britain Back in Rome the Senate feared Caesar s accomplishment s called him back to face charges of illegal military actions Caesar calculated that the Senate was out to get him gathered his troupes and assembled them at the Rubicon The Senate sensed Caesar s intentions called on Pompey the Great for Rome s defense As Caesar troupes moved at an accelerated Apt Pupil pace Pompey left Rome to assemble troupes to battle and end Caesar s ambitions Caesar finally met Pompey at Pharsalus where his army routed Pompey s Pompey fled to Egypt but rather than the great hero receiving safety he is murdered Caesar entered Egypt finding Egypt in the midst of a Muffy the Demon Slayer political Pinstripe Empire power struggle Cleopatra in exile was snuggled in a blanket then rolled out in front of Caesar She seduced Caesar Caesar next took a long deserved vacation after he reestablished Cleopatra as Egypt s ruler by taking a boat ride down the Nile RiverThe Romans were not happy about Caesar s love affair with Cleopatra He returned with Cleopatra to a shattered and crumbled Rome The Senate gave him a 10 year Rastafari period of dictatorship recognizing his brilliance Caesar forgave his enemies Saphirblau provided land to his troops granted citizenship to disenfranchised citizens and commissioned rebuilding of Rome s great architecture However the Ides of March 44 BC the great Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by among 60 enemies including men named Casca and Brutus Afterwards Rome capitulated into another civil war Caesar s Lieutenant Mark Anthony crushed the murderers But Caesar s heir made claims to succeed his great Uncle Julius Caesar Octavian and Antony agree to joint rule for a while As Antony relished in Chancy and the Grand Rascal power his relationship with Octavian strained until they finally went to war Octavian won a fairly easy war therefore becoming Rome s undisputed ruler In Rome he was entitled as Augustus Augustus ruled for 40 years of Anna hambad peace and Under Western Eyes prosperity and a happy Rome strived

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Tom Holland ë 9 Read & download Free download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Tom Holland Read Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic In 49 BC the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation witness t. The Good Holland has an impressive understanding of Ancient Rome and the institutions of the Republic What s this understanding was apparently acuired under the influence of a passionate enthusiasm for all things related to the Mistress of the Mediterranean and this combined with his novelist s skills and grasp of language allows him to whip through the centuries without ever getting hung up upon minutiae or buried beneath the weight of the various personalities who boldly and energetically bestrode the foredeck of the RepublicThis truly is popular history at its best a breakneck ride through the tumultuous doings of the Roman Republic in the last century before the birth of Christ that still exert their enthralling spell upon a whole host of modern readers After a rapid introduction to the birth of the Republic in the sixth century BC and a tour through the Latin and Samnite Wars the Punic Wars the absorption of distant provinces and Rome s makeup cultural religous geographical and most importantly political Holland then tears it up vigorously in placing the Marian and Sullan factions and their namesake leaders within the civic foundations and adjuncts of the Eternal City The Sullan conservative aristocracy always on guard to preserve their cherished Republican constitution the Marian demagogues who sought to manipulate the plebian hordes to expand their authority and overcome the institutional bulwarks that prevented the augmentation of their personal power this forms the dominate theme as we meet Catulus Lucullus Cato Cicero Pompey Crassus Clodius Catiline Caesar The story especially takes off when Caesar Pompey and Crassus the unlikeliest of allies form the first Triumvirate then Gaul is smashed Crassus slain Caesar set against the Republic defended by Pompey Caesar victorius but always in danger Caesar slain and Antony Octavian and Lepidus at the head of the Second Triumvirate proscription great battles down to two between Octavian and Antony Then after the great smashup at Actium Octavian reborn as Augustus the Princeps the political genius who under the guise of restoring the august Republic buried it utterly beneath the gilded chains of a rigorous and absolute monarchySure it s not a scholarly work but it is a damn good read with no time to catch your breath before being whisked into another clash of wills and personalities with the civic mobs always swaying in the winds and spoiling for a good fight Holland does an excellent job at bringing sometimes alien and perplexing customs to light and is especially adept at placing the actions undertaken by the various actors within the political traditions of the Republic at how Rome paradoxically encouraged a boundless ambition and hunger for fame within its children whilst simultaneously ensuring that ambition and fame would always be clipped channeled or eclipsed in the end that Rome would always benefit whether its offspring was rising or falling and thus making them explicable to mindsets tuned to the modern age The Bad The enormity of the time frame and events that Holland needed to portray certainly limited him in his expositional choices and thus it was almost inevitable that he would be reduced to the need to tell the tale through the Big Men and a handful of women in the background who dominated the course of events Nonetheless this does mean that much gets lost in the process and certain key episodes are whipped through so uickly that many of the details crucial to a true understanding of how things played out are either skipped entirely or condensed to a scattering of words that fail to adeuately convey their import Admittedly this is a relatively minor complaint because Holland s choices of what to omit for the most part are uite judicious and still impart a visceral understanding of what has taken place and why it matteredA serious flaw is the tone and manner in which Holland pens his history The story of the fall of the Republic that institutional framework compiled by a practical and hard working amalgamation of Tiber hill clans in the midst of an unimportant mountainous peninsula which as it teetered on the precipice had risen to dominate the entire Mediterranean should be a tale tragic in its unfolding full of grim pathos and heroic striving Unfortunately Holland comes at his material with an irony and sarcasm that drips off of virtually every page and no matter the character or the historic event being described the whole is distilled to the raging greed hypocrisy pettiness hatred revenge lust and burning desire for power that underlay everything as an ulterior motive While the manner in which the proconsuls in alliance with business interests ruthlessly exploited the provinces is endlessly reiterated Holland never mentions the law and order general peace good roads and expanded markets etc that improved the standard of living for many of the Republic s provincials and client subjects Although base actions tinged much during this period it becomes wearisome to see every single thing painted with its unflattering and mocking huesThat Holland chose this route to portray his subject is of course his prerogative but he is so generally dismissive and harsh towards the Republic that by the end the reader can only wonder why its downfall should be presented as a bad thing If it was in many ways a dysfunctional and cynical undertaking in which all roads pointed towards dictatorship a mercurial snake pit endemically poised to be seized by the strong arm of the despot it repeatedly reared and nurtured within its own walls then why lament the fact that Augustus removed all of the remaining republican trappings the naked authority exposed to be covered with his own concealing fig leafs In Holland s hands it s not a tragedy it s a comedy starring the grossest collection of misanthropic misfits ever assembled upon a single stage The vast benefits of modern scholarship and hindsight certainly allow the author to drip his bemused irony and thinly veiled scorn all over his work but IMO it detracts from the very message that presumably he has been trying to get across that the Republic despite it many imperfections was a noble and relatively free experiment in a form of representative government That it fell because it was not designed for the incredibly extensive cultures and realms it came to be reuired to rule is tragic but true yet this important point gets lost within the arch patina that Holland applied to his textual brio The Ugly One of the drawbacks of Holland s witty and bracing style is the abundant insertion of modernisms into the text which can be jarring in their cheesiness and insouciance thus Clodia has gangster chic and porn caliber Sulla s legions are described as being stormtroopers the aristocratic frenzy to snatch up properties in the Bay of Naples is all about location location location Cicero dips into his Rolodex the Greek petty realms are oppressed by the arm of Big Business etc For every corny groaner Holland floats he provides another that is genuinely amusing but the effect over time does tend to distractingly remove the reader from the setting of the glorious Republic and remind him that the ancient Roman authors for all the archaicness of their style were thankfully absent the need to try and impress their readership by being hip The Bottom Line The book has its flaws but they pale next to its galloping readability and informative flow If your wish is for a well written popular history of the dramatic final years of the Republic you ll scarce find one better than Rubicon


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    Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic (KINDLE) Free download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 9 Read & download ”Rather than gesture his men onward Gaius Julius Caesar instead gazed into the turbid waters of the Rubicon and said nothing And his mind moved upon silenceThe Romans had a word for such a moment Discrimen they called it an instant

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    Tom Holland ë 9 Read & download Free download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Tom Holland Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic (KINDLE) The Good Holland has an impressive understanding of Ancient Rome and the institutions of the Republic What's this understanding was apparentl

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    Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic (KINDLE) I know this books wasn't really meant to be read by someone with a classics background but would it have killed Holland to write a popularized history with a bit recent historical research in it? I will commend him and nearly give him a 3 for presenting the republican romans as the superstitious and religiously conscious lot they were but that is pretty much ok and the raunchy details they would have left ou

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  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic
  • Tom Holland
  • English
  • 28 May 2018
  • 9781400078974