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Roman History by Appian
Book DescriptionAppian (Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of 116 CE, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank of "eques" (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor 138161 CE. Honest admirer of the Roman empire though ignorant of the institutions of the earlier Roman republic, he wrote, in the simple 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in fact conquests, from the beginnings to the times of Trajan (emperor 98117 CE). Eleven have come down to us complete, or nearly so, namely those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the Civil Wars. They are valuable records of military history. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Appian is in four volumes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674990067
(170mm x 110mm x 35mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1913
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Appian
Roman History, Hardback (July 1998)
Appian (first second century CE), a Greek from Antioch, offers a history of the rise of Rome but often shows us events from the point of view of the conquered peoples. Books on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, Mythridatic, and Civil wars are extant.
Civil Wars, Paperback (June 1996)» View all books by Appian
Covering the period from the rise of Tiberius Gracchus in 133 BC to the eve of the Battle of Actium, this book offers a narrative of this crucial phase of Roman history, making the conflict "within" the Roman state to the exclusion of other material and tracing the economic and social factors.
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