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Ey the Great Julius Caesar Augustus Nero and ConstantineThe superb narrative full of energy and imagination is a brilliant distillation of the latest scholarship and a wonderfully evocative account of Ancient Rome. In the book Ancient Rome by Simon Baker there are many different stories of many leaders of Rome The book tells us of how the Roman Empire came to be and what happened to it The book is made up of great tales about the leaders of Rome It shows how some leaders led their empire to power and how some failed to do so The book also shows how the Roman Empire fell from its great power I liked how the book told brief stories about every leader and their life times It got me interested on how the leaders are different Some leaders were also very similar I liked that they explained how specific leaders successfully led the Roman Empire to victory and how the other leaders made it fall My favorite part of the book is how the author talked about the economy of the Roman Empire I liked comparing how different our economy is now from the Romans’ economy then I didn’t like how long the book was because that made it feel like a school history book I would rather it be only one story There book kept switching to different main characters because it was full of stories about different leaders There are many things about the Roman Empire I have learned so the book wasn’t as interesting The stories were many years apart from each other which made it less interesting because I would rather have one story in the same time period The book was interesting to read but it started out pretty boring in the beginning I liked how the book didn’t skip around and how it was all in order by time periods The book was still very much like a history book I think it was also very educational Although I enjoyed some parts of the book it didn’t really make me want to keep on reading It took me a long time to finish this book

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This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history Welcome to. If you like me don't know much about the Roman Republic the Roman Empire it spawned or the impact of Roman culture on the subseuent millennia beyond what you saw on television when men in golden breastplates flogged and stapled history's most successful anarchist to a cross of wood between Paul and Jan Crouch's sobs and pleas for money you could do worse than read this book Though largely artless it is not naively so and proves as unrelenting as any anonymous sweaty bloodthirsty beefcake in fish scale bikini briefs in its presentation of the epochal moments that gave form to that lodestar of classical civilizationRome at least mythological Rome was founded first on murder and then as a sanctuary for the detritus of other societies criminals exiles refugees their tired their poor their huddled masses Then these castoffs invited their neighbors to the city ostensibly in observance of a religious festival only to steal their womenfolk so they could make babies Babies that would grow up not to invite neighbors to do anything other than to submit to Rome or be put to the sword With such violent origins one is moved to wonder if their hymns would keep time with the Star Spangled BannerA popular history from BBC Books I cannot help but think that author Simon Baker is at times addressing the United States in a roundabout fashion Perhaps this is self consciously nationalistic of me because the paranoid Puritanical founding of my own country casts such a long shadow Maybe he has merely succeeded in touching upon the overarching themes native to all civilizations with the conceit to aspire to imperialism It amounts to the sameRomans like Yankees soon tired of their kings Etruscan by the bye from whom we inherit the word fascism because they would carry a bundle of elm or birch branches bound together with an axe at its center called a fasces ran them off and founded that most remarkable and fragile of things a republic A republic that gave lip service to the political freedom of its citizens but nevertheless vested the power of the kingship in two elected consuls that would share power for a set period of time and that in practice came from the wealthiest two percent of adult Roman males Yet even so the memory of one man rule would stay with Romans and in times of crisis dictatorial powers would be ceded to that one happy man to do as he saw fit to restore order and preserve the republic But Rome would succumb to triumphalism despite its high mindedness Riding the wave of its economic and military successes made almost exclusively on the backs of the middle and lower classes and through the strategic application of pre emptive wars of self defense Baker notes In becoming a superpower Rome so it was said abandoned the very values with which it had won its supremacy At the pinnacle of its achievement the virtues that had made the Roman republic so successful failed it and were lost foreverAn idealistic man by the name of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus a military hero and the grandson of Scipio Africanus himself famous for having saved the young republic from the wrathful genius of Carthage's Hannibal would attempt to redistribute lands he perceived as unjustly taken from the citizen militia who while fighting Rome's wars of conuest would see their properties go untended fall into arrears and then bought up on the cheap by the aristocracy In the first politically motivated murder of the republic Tiberius would be killed and his mangled body unceremoniously dumped in the Tiber RiverThen would come the Caesars the obsolescence the decline and the monotheistic statism As I write these last words my eyes wander to a Roman coin that I purchased some months ago and which I have worked at cleaning nearly daily The profile of some emperor or other adorns one side; the image of an entire man holding what appears to be a bow or perhaps even a plow the other One day I will set to examining it closely in the hopes of dating it Maybe I'll even try to decipher the Latin that haphazardly rings it However I will only do these things in the vein of an antiuarian Our history cannot be found on any coin or written in any book It can only be found in us and I sometimes despair that it will never be overcome Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings points that shaped Roman history Welcome to. If you like me don't know much about the Roman Republic the Roman Empire it spawned or the impact of Roman culture on the subseuent millennia beyond what you saw on television when men in golden breastplates flogged and stapled history's most successful anarchist to a cross of wood between Paul and Jan Crouch's sobs and A Gallagher Wedding pleas for money you could do worse than read this book Though largely artless it is not naively so and Lust Bites proves as unrelenting as any anonymous sweaty bloodthirsty beefcake in fish scale bikini briefs in its Olivia presentation of the epochal moments that gave form to that lodestar of classical civilizationRome at least mythological Rome was founded first on murder and then as a sanctuary for the detritus of other societies criminals exiles refugees their tired their Wanted poor their huddled masses Then these castoffs invited their neighbors to the city ostensibly in observance of a religious festival only to steal their womenfolk so they could make babies Babies that would grow up not to invite neighbors to do anything other than to submit to Rome or be Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols put to the sword With such violent origins one is moved to wonder if their hymns would keep time with the Star Spangled BannerA Where the Red Fern Grows popular history from BBC Books I cannot help but think that author Simon Baker is at times addressing the United States in a roundabout fashion Perhaps this is self consciously nationalistic of me because the Timeless Moon paranoid Puritanical founding of my own country casts such a long shadow Maybe he has merely succeeded in touching upon the overarching themes native to all civilizations with the conceit to aspire to imperialism It amounts to the sameRomans like Yankees soon tired of their kings Etruscan by the bye from whom we inherit the word fascism because they would carry a bundle of elm or birch branches bound together with an axe at its center called a fasces ran them off and founded that most remarkable and fragile of things a republic A republic that gave lip service to the On Photography political freedom of its citizens but nevertheless vested the Time Management: Effortless Time Management: Your Effortless Guide To Get Things Done In A Less Time, Boost Productivity and Enjoy Your Personal Life More ... - Productivity hacks - Stop Procastination) power of the kingship in two elected consuls that would share Journey into Darkness power for a set Entertaining Mr Stone period of time and that in Britain's War Machine practice came from the wealthiest two The Balance of George Lucas's Star Wars percent of adult Roman males Yet even so the memory of one man rule would stay with Romans and in times of crisis dictatorial Lovecraft Country powers would be ceded to that one happy man to do as he saw fit to restore order and Memorii, vol. I-II preserve the republic But Rome would succumb to triumphalism despite its high mindedness Riding the wave of its economic and military successes made almost exclusively on the backs of the middle and lower classes and through the strategic application of Doomsday Men: The Real Dr. Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon pre emptive wars of self defense Baker notes In becoming a superpower Rome so it was said abandoned the very values with which it had won its supremacy At the Probably Nothing pinnacle of its achievement the virtues that had made the Roman republic so successful failed it and were lost foreverAn idealistic man by the name of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus a military hero and the grandson of Scipio Africanus himself famous for having saved the young republic from the wrathful genius of Carthage's Hannibal would attempt to redistribute lands he Essex Boys, The New Generation perceived as unjustly taken from the citizen militia who while fighting Rome's wars of conuest would see their Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay properties go untended fall into arrears and then bought up on the cheap by the aristocracy In the first Fault Line politically motivated murder of the republic Tiberius would be killed and his mangled body unceremoniously dumped in the Tiber RiverThen would come the Caesars the obsolescence the decline and the monotheistic statism As I write these last words my eyes wander to a Roman coin that I Michelangelo: His Epic Life purchased some months ago and which I have worked at cleaning nearly daily The Spinning Jenny profile of some emperor or other adorns one side; the image of an entire man holding what appears to be a bow or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge perhaps even a A Girl in Exile plow the other One day I will set to examining it closely in the hopes of dating it Maybe I'll even try to decipher the Latin that haphazardly rings it However I will only do these things in the vein of an antiuarian Our history cannot be found on any coin or written in any book It can only be found in us and I sometimes despair that it will never be overcome

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Rome as you've never seen it before awesome and splendid gritty and sualidAt the heart of this gripping popular history are the dynamic complex but flawed characters of Rome's most powerful rulers men such as Pomp. After reading Mary Beard's SPR which was focused on dispelling some of the myths surrounding Rome's history and shedding light upon the lives of ordinary people I wanted to learn a bit about the big legendary characters and the huge events that shaped the ancient world This book delivered big timeInitially I wasn't sure if the format will work for me Each chapter is focusing on the life of one historical character and they picked a few most important ones from Rome's history It actually works surprisingly well You get plenty of background information so it's not just simple biographies and the big events are explained really wellSo if you want to learn about the Roman Empire with the focus on the most well known characters and events this is your book Very enjoyable read Birthday popular history are the dynamic complex but flawed characters of Rome's most Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything powerful rulers men such as Pomp. After reading Mary Beard's SPR which was focused on dispelling some of the myths surrounding Rome's history and shedding light upon the lives of ordinary Discordia people I wanted to learn a bit about the big legendary characters and the huge events that shaped the ancient world This book delivered big timeInitially I wasn't sure if the format will work for me Each chapter is focusing on the life of one historical character and they Stage Mum picked a few most important ones from Rome's history It actually works surprisingly well You get A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, plenty of background information so it's not just simple biographies and the big events are explained really wellSo if you want to learn about the Roman Empire with the focus on the most well known characters and events this is your book Very enjoyable read

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