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Appian: Wars of the Romans in Iberia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Appian wrote his Roman History in the second century AD as a series of books arranged geographically to chronicle the rise of the Roman Empire. His Iberike, of which this is the first translation ... More


Networks and Middle Grounds in the Western Mediterranean

Irad Malkin

in A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses categories of long-, mid-, and short-distance connectivity in the Mediterranean in relation to Phokaian emporia (trading stations) and colonies (notably Massalia and Emporion). ... More


Rome and Roman Militarism within the Anarchic Interstate System

Arthur M. Eckstein

in Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246188
eISBN:
9780520932302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246188.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Roman senatorial aristocracy was trained in war from adolescence. Romans presumed to have to wage war against various perceived enemies every year. The basic foreign-relations task of the Senate was ... More


The Near East, North Africa, Europe

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264226
eISBN:
9780226264530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Kings of Persia imported war elephants and Indian drivers. Alexander the Great acquired Indian elephants and elephant personnel. After his death the Hellenistic kingdoms used war elephants against ... More


Turnus ad portas

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper offers a new analysis of Turnus’ attack on Aeneas’ camp at the beginning of Book 9 of the Aeneid that suggests the poet, rather than owing his inspiration to Homeric antecedents, is ... More


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