Book Imperium

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  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0099527669
  • Pages : 498 pages

Download or read Imperium PDF, written by Robert Harris and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale inspired by the writings of Tiro, Cicero's confidential secretary, traces the life of the ancient Roman orator from his beginnings as a young lawyer through his competitions with Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus in the political arena.

Book Imperium  Book One

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  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • ISBN : 1784756148
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read Imperium Book One PDF, written by Robert Harris and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2017-02-28 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris's most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top. 'Sometimes it is foolish to articulate an ambition too early - exposing it prematurely to the laughter and scepticism of the world can destroy it before it is even properly born. But sometimes the opposite occurs, and the very act of mentioning a thing makes it suddenly seem possible, even plausible. That was how it was that night. When Cicero pronounced the word "consul" he planted it in the ground like a standard for us all to admire. And for a moment we glimpsed the brilliant, starry future through his eyes, and saw that he was right: that if he took down Verres, he had a chance; that he might - just - with luck - go all the way to the summit...'

Book Imperium

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  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-09-19
  • ISBN : 9780743293877
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read Imperium PDF, written by Robert Harris and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-09-19 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.

Book Searching for the American Dream

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  • Author : Cassandra L. Atherton
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2013-07-26
  • ISBN : 1443850985
  • Pages : 190 pages

Download or read Searching for the American Dream PDF, written by Cassandra L. Atherton and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-26 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Searching for the American Dream is a theoretical and practical exploration of genius loci. Beginning with John Dewey and an investigation into the importance of experiential learning, Moore invites a range of scholars, curators, teachers and students to distil their experiences into a series of essays on the importance of ‘place’. From visiting the tenement museum in the Lower East Side in New York, to watching live history in the form of the Trial of Bridget Bishop in Salem, to having a private audience with state department officials, to attending an AFL-CIO meeting and taking classes with scholars in American studies, animal rights and education, Glenn Moore’s book ‘takes you there’. At a time when university teachers are looking for ways to energize students who all too often are questioning the relevance of their degrees, this is a timely study. It explains the theory of experiential learning, and outlines the rewards available to the lecturer brave enough to take students out of the classroom and expose them to real world experiences. The ground breaking feature of the book, however, is that it offers practical advice on how to plan, organize and conduct an international study tour.

Book Book Review Digest

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 324 pages

Download or read Book Review Digest PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Portraying Cicero in Literature  Culture  and Politics

Download or read Portraying Cicero in Literature Culture and Politics PDF, written by Francesca Romana Berno and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-02-21 with total page 507 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cicero has played a pivotal role in shaping Western culture. His public persona, his self-portrait as model of Roman prose, philosopher, and statesman, has exerted a durable and profound impact on the educational system and the formation of the ruling class over the centuries. Joining up with recent studies on the reception of Cicero, this volume approaches the figure of Cicero from a ‘biographical’, more than ‘philological’, perspective and considers the multiple ways by which different ages reacted to Cicero and created their ‘Ciceros’. From Cicero’s lifetime to our times, it focuses on how the image of Cicero was revisited and reworked by intellectuals and men of culture, who eulogized his outstanding oratorical and political virtues but, not rarely, questioned the role he had in Roman politics and society. An international group of scholars elaborates on the figure of Cicero, shedding fresh light on his reception in late antiquity, Humanism and Renaissance, Enlightenment and modern centuries. Historians, literary scholars and philosophers, as well as graduate students, will certainly profit from this volume, which contributes enormously to our understanding of the influence of Cicero on Western culture over the times.

Book The Second Sleep

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  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • ISBN : 1473558786
  • Pages : 282 pages

Download or read The Second Sleep PDF, written by Robert Harris and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WHAT IF YOUR FUTURE LIES IN THE PAST? 'One word: wonderful. Two words: compulsive reading. Three words: buy it tomorrow. Four words: tonight, if possible.' STEPHEN KING 'A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Genuinely thrilling.' DAILY TELEGRAPH Dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land. He must arrive at a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor before night falls. He's lost and he's becoming anxious as he slowly picks his way across a countryside strewn with the ancient artefacts of a civilisation that seems to have ended in cataclysm. What Fairfax cannot know is that, in the days and weeks to come, everything he believes in will be tested as he uncovers a secret that is as dangerous as it is terrifying . . . '[Harris] takes us on a thrilling ride while serving up serious food for thought.' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really.' EVENING STANDARD 'The book's real power lies in its between-the-lines warning that our embrace of the internet represents some kind of sleepwalk into oblivion. It's a provocative, tub-thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud.' DAILY MAIL 'Harris' latest work intelligently warps historical fiction and tackles issues of religion, science and the apocalypse in the process. As he flexes his imagination, you will be left pondering as often as you are page-turning.' HERALD 'A brilliantly imaginative thriller' READER'S DIGEST There are currently two different covers and possibly a mix of stock until December 2022. They will be assigned at random. #1 Bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, September 2019

Book Cicero

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  • Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1881
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 714 pages

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Book Cicero  select letters

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  • Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1891
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 740 pages

Download or read Cicero select letters PDF, written by Marcus Tullius Cicero and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Cicero  Select letters  with Engl  intr   notes   c   by A  Watson

Download or read Cicero Select letters with Engl intr notes c by A Watson PDF, written by Marcus Tullius Cicero and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Space in the Ancient Novel

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  • Author : Michael Paschalis
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9080739022
  • Pages : 207 pages

Download or read Space in the Ancient Novel PDF, written by Michael Paschalis and published by Barkhuis. This book was released on 2002 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This special issue of Ancient Narrative Supplementum 1, entitled 'Space in the Ancient Novel', brings together a collection of revised papers, originally presented at the International conference under the same title organized by the Department of Philology (Division of Classics) of the University of Crete and held in Rethymnon, on May 14-15, 2001. This conference inaugurated what is hoped to become a new series of biennial International meetings on the Ancient Novel (RICAN, Rethymnon International Conferences on the Ancient Novel) which aspires to continue the reputable tradition of the Groningen Colloquia on the Novel, established by Heinz Hofmann and Maaike Zimmerman. Ancient Narrative Supplementum 1 includes two additional contributions by Catherine Connors and Judith Perkins, both originally presented in ICAN 2000 at Groningen in July 25-30, 2000 and included here in revised form, and an article by Stelios Panayotakis, which closely relates to the theme of the Rethymnon conference.

Book Braille Books

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  • Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Braille Books PDF, written by Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Reviving Cicero in Drama

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  • Author : Gesine Manuwald
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10-30
  • ISBN : 1786725584
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read Reviving Cicero in Drama PDF, written by Gesine Manuwald and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The influence of Cicero is everywhere to be found. His rhetorical and philosophical writings have made an inescapable impact on the history of western culture, impressing figures such as Augustine, Jerome, Petrarch, Erasmus, Martin Luther, John Locke, David Hume, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Despite his wide appeal, until now no study has yet offered a comprehensive overview of 'Cicero' as a character in stage plays in the early modern and modern periods. The first book of its kind to discuss Cicero's reception on stage, it includes works by Ben Jonson (1611, Catiline His Conspiracy), Voltaire (1752, Rome sauvée, ou Catilina), Richard Cumberland (1761, The Banishment of Cicero), Henry Bliss (1847, Cicero, A drama) and, most recently, Mike Poulton (Imperium, adapted from the novels of Robert Harris in 2017). Through a chapter-by-chapter account of each play in turn, every oeuvre is placed in its historical and cultural context; the plots are discussed in relation to the ancient sources. These analyses demonstrate how the presentation and assessment of the figure of Cicero develop over time and how this character is exploited for varying political statements. The wealth of material in this book is vital reading for scholars of Classics, drama and literary studies as well as historians of ideas and of the early modern age.

Book Select Letters

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  • Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1891
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 672 pages

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Book Ancient Rome

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  • Author : Matthew Dillon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-28
  • ISBN : 1136761438
  • Pages : 810 pages

Download or read Ancient Rome PDF, written by Matthew Dillon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page 810 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A companion volume to the highly successful and widely used Ancient Greece, this Sourcebook is a valuable resource for students at all levels studying ancient Rome. Lynda Garland and Matthew Dillon present an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Providing a comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political developments in the Roman Republic (509–44 BC) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources, but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic. All students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this textbook invaluable at all levels of study.

Book Dictator

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  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Arrow
  • Release : 2015-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780091752101
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read Dictator PDF, written by Robert Harris and published by Arrow. This book was released on 2015-10-08 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: âe~Laws are silent in times of war.âe(tm) Cicero There was a time when Cicero held Caesarâe(tm)s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Ciceroâe(tm)s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage âe" and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others. Riveting and tumultuous, DICTATOR encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man âe" a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.

Book Library Journal

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 624 pages

Download or read Library Journal PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.