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In God`s Generals, retired U.S. Army officer and current professor Richard A. Gabriel analyzes Moses, Buddha and Muhammad as military leaders. Gabriel`s outlook is philosophically materialist, and it is from that limited empirical stance (i.e., that the spiritual and supernatural do not exist) that he filters the evidence through the "dark and clouded glass of time" to reach what he hopes are "reasonable conclusions" (p 126).
Gods Generals - Despite a few typos, and several inconsistencies (quoting from the archaic King James Version of the Bible and from modern versions; using the traditional BC and the modern CE for dates), God’s Generals is an informative, well-written read.
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A couple of years before his violent death on the order of the Second Triumvirate, Cicero wrote a charming essay on the subject of growing old. Rogue and hypocrite he may have been in the eyes of some, but you can’t help feeling he deserved the chance to live out his old age in peace and tranquility. He was 63.
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Third and final part in our emperor series on Elagabalus` life. Thus,with the empire at peace and as economically stable as it could be given the third century macro-economic situation, the populace were free to sit back and take in the antics of their new emperor. These antics can be loosely put into two groups – the emperor’s unconventional religious beliefs and his unconventional sexuality…
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There’s nothing like ancient Roman literature to help put things into perspective. Here in the United States, our attention is riveted on the capricious and outrageous proclamations and actions of our prospective leaders. “He’s going to build a WALL! She sent illegal EMAILS! He’s friends with Putin! She will undermine the very fabric of our republic, and destroy society as we know it! He won’t even show us his tax returns!!! Canada’s too close – I’m moving to Neptune! We want Bernie!”
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...a Kickstarter project for "Romanophiles" :)
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The face cards look absolutely amazing on the kickstarter page!
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Some book reviews are easy to write and some are difficult. Casting Lots falls into the latter category, but not because it is poorly written, or based on a flawed premise, or has a weak story line. It’s challenging because it is so good! It’s like a diamond of great price with many glittering facets waiting to be discovered, but it is well-hidden and requires patience to find.
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The Romans dominated the Mediterranean and even called it Mare Nostrum, or 'Our Sea'. How did this come about? Rome Seizes the Trident seeks to answer these questions, to describe the rise of Roman naval supremacy, and to understand what naval battle was about. 
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This book is unique in that while the narrative is replete with action and historical facts, it focuses more so on the manner in which the local Britons and Romans would have regarded one another during times of mutual hardship and danger. I found this approach to be new, refreshing, and informative. And I am eagerly looking forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy.
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Let us start with the main point – if you are looking for a book which tells you what happened immediately after the Peloponnesian War which ended in 404 BC, this is probably the best book for the job.
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In A Companion to Josephus, 29 scholars distill everything they know about Josephus into 30 dense articles, all of which are well fortified with background information and suggestions for further reading; two of them present 98 and 108 references! All of them support the consensus that his reputation has risen, and portray him as a skilled editor of sources; while he allows occasional obvious but not fatal discrepancies between accounts in different works, these are attributed to Josephus’s purposes, needs and biases.
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Many readers will find this work a little less than they hoped for, lacking the drama of sagas or blood soaked raids and conquests. Nonetheless, Dr Knight caters even for them, giving us a complete translation of the Graenlendinga saga in the appendices. Where this book succeeds admirably is that the reader can begin to realise the character of the Viking beyond that of pirate and warrior, a hardy, resourceful, and courageous people.
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Excellent book review on a very interesting topic!
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Over recent years there has been a deluge of books concerning the fate of Europe both during and after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Probably some of the most important of these has been a series produced by the Boydell Press. The series contains papers given at a number of conferences, each covering the various ‘peoples’ who inherited the remnants of the Western Roman Empire, all of which papers have the ‘Ethnographical’ aspect firmly to the fore.
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