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  • Title: The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun
  • Author: Philip Matyszak
  • ISBN: 9780500251249
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun By Philip Matyszak Until recently, it was assumed that Rome carried the torch of civilization into the barbarian darkness, bringing law, architecture, and literature to conquered peoples The alternative view now suggests that many of Rome s enemiesthe Celts, Hebrews, and Phoenicians, for examplewere developing civilizations in their own right before obliteration at the Roman sword Indeed,Until recently, it was assumed that Rome carried the torch of civilization into the barbarian darkness, bringing law, architecture, and literature to conquered peoples The alternative view now suggests that many of Rome s enemiesthe Celts, Hebrews, and Phoenicians, for examplewere developing civilizations in their own right before obliteration at the Roman sword Indeed, as Philip Matyszak argues, had Rome not crushed rivals so completely, the drop into the Dark Ages might not have occurred at Rome s collapse, no other powerful civilizations remained to absorb the impact This book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of those vanquished by Rome They varied from the highly cultivated Greeks and Egyptians to wild and rebellious Britons and Germans, to the Asiatic empires of the Persians and Parthians Their leaders were driven by ambition, vindictive hatred, fear, political calculation, or naked greed Some fought to preserve their heritage, some for personal survival, and others from a warrior s love of battle Defying the might of Rome was a dangerous business, and few of the men and women described here died in their beds Some, like Vercingetorix and Jugurtha, were captured, exhibited in triumph, and then, while their conquerors sat down to a festive dinner, killed in the dungeons below Rather than face such an end, some of Rome s greatest adversaries, including Hannibal, Boudicca, and Cleopatra, killed themselves Here is the reality behind legends such as Spartacus the gladiator, and the stories of Shapur the conqueror and Mithridates the connoisseur of poisons Some enemies of Rome were noble heroes, others were murdering villains, but each has a unique and fascinating story 80 illustrations.
    Philip Matyszak
    Philip Matyszak is a British non fiction author, primarily of historical works relating to ancient Rome Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John s College, Oxford In addition to being a professional author, he also teaches ancient history for Madingley Hall Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge University.

    The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun By Philip Matyszak

    Commentaires:

    L.G. Estrella
    If you are looking for an analytical historical treatise on Rome s extensive military history, you will not find it here If, however, you are looking for writing that gives the enemies of Rome distinct personalities, then this book is for you.Each of the enemies of Rome described in this book and they include some favourites like Hannibal and Vercingetorix is described not only as a military leader but also as a person The attention paid to the personalities and proclivities of the enemies of Ro [...]

    Tim Martin
    _The Enemies of Rome_ by Philip Matyszak has as a stated premise the idea that Rome did too good a job of becoming the dominant power in the Mediterranean region It was not enough that Rome became at the time the major civilization in Europe it became essentially the only civilization in Europe Had Rome not crushed the rival powers in the region so completely the Dark Ages might not have ever occurred When Roman civilization first began to flourish and spread, there were other lively, competing, [...]

    M M
    The fantastic quality of the Romans was their implacable refusal to accept defeat Time after time, they proved their resilience by raising army after army, and eventually grinding their enemies into the dust As described in this book, the Romans recovered from disastrous setbacks and lived to tell the tale of their eventual glorious successes The likes of Jugurtha, Mithridates, and Boudicca may have tasted initial victories, but were in the end crushed and wiped out by the ruthless Imperium.The [...]

    Olethros
    Se pueden contar muchas cosas de calado sin ce irse a t cnicas acad micas estrictas G nero Historia.Lo que nos cuenta Aproximaci n a los grandes desaf os militares que debi enfrentar la Antigua Roma a lo largo de su existencia, desde la Primera Guerra P nica hasta Atila, centrada en la amenaza, su naturaleza, el desarrollo general del enfrentamiento y, lo que es m s importante, las probables actitudes e intenciones de los l deres al frente de los bandos en disputa Quiere saber m s de este libros [...]

    Steve Downes
    a very good introduction to the subject, with some excellent use of source material, useful for any classics student

    Patyta
    La invasi n romana de la Galia provoc una de las mayores cat strofes del mundo antiguo un holocausto sin igual hasta que los conquistadores espa oles llegaron a Am rica en el siglo XVI El arquitecto de la cat strofe gala es tambi n nuestra principal fuente para esta historia Gayo Julio C sar, el hombre que posteriormente derribar a la d bil democracia romana y la sustituir a por una dictadura militar.El tema no es para nada nuevo ni el libro aporta novedosas informaciones o teor as que no puedan [...]

    Daniel Kukwa
    An enjoyable, easy read, although anyone familiar with Roman history won t find anything new or remarkable within these pages As an overview, I appreciated the unique look at Republic Empire from the point of view of its conflicts with what could be termed arch enemies However, the book does open with a thesis which implies that, had these enemies survived prospered without the presence of Rome, western civilization would have avoided the Dark Ages The rest of the book doesn t exactly go out of [...]

    Eric
    The premise for this book is that Rome s expansion was at the expense of the other cultures around it which is probably true and that these other cultures had much to offer the world prior to their defeat at the hands of Rome this is also probably true As the author puts it In this book we see many of the alternative European and Mediterranean cultures in their last years before they were overwhelmed However, I find that this book focused on the individual leaders of the Enemies of Rome and les [...]

    Doug DePalma
    It s a fine bed side read, but there are grammatical errors in the text and its fairly narrative instead of analytic The thesis is hard to come by and is loosely thrown in Recommended for someone looking for an easy and fun read on Roman History Nor Recommended for any serious historian of the Roman period.

    Lauren Albert
    Mini essays rather than a coherent narrative, this book is mainly a military history While I expected a fair amount of military history because of the topic, I also expected some cultural looks at the conflicts between Rome and its enemies.

    Larry Van Bibber
    Excellent perspective on several historical leaders

    Julian
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book a great exploration of the other civilizations that existed alongside Rome s well known culture.

    Adam
    Awesome rundown on the most famous enemies of Rome.

    Faisal
    Five stars Easy to read

    Kathy Davie
    Interesting to have all Rome s enemies in one convenient tome.

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