Survival

Author: Andrew Frediani
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1784978884
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Caesar is dead. Revenge has armed his hand. His name is Octavian. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane. Though little more than a boy, Cesar's heir is determined to avenge his adoptive father, despite the imposing figures from Rome's long political history who stand in his way: Mark Antony, Cicero, Lepidus, Brutus and Cassius. Despite some initial failures, Octavian does not give in, and gathers about him a group of allies who are just as determined as he himself: Maecenas, Agrippa and Rufus. With them and a few others on his side, he forms a sect dedicated to vengeance, with the aim of punishing, one by one, all those who have Caesar's blood on their hands. Octavian has resolved to overturn the established order, and to finish what Caesar had begun... What readers are saying about ANDREW FREDIANI: Frediani is an amazing storyteller, not only of historical events but also everyday life' 'Exciting, fast-paced with well-made characters. I really loved this book and I recommend everyone to read it' review for Dictator. 'I found this beautiful book very late and now I wonder why I waited all these years to read it!' Rosato Blog on Jerusalem.

King Of Ithaca

Author: Glyn Iliffe
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911420992
Size: 77.11 MB
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The first in the epic and unputdownable series of war and legends Greece is in turmoil, divided by feuding kingdoms desiring wealth, power... and revenge. When Eperitus, a young exiled soldier, comes to the aid of a group of warriors in battle, little does he know what’s in store. He is about to join the charismatic Odysseus, Prince of Ithaca, on a vital quest to save his homeland. Odysseus travels to Sparta to join the most famous heroes in paying suit to the sensuous Helen. Armed with nothing but his wits, he enters a treacherous world of warfare and politics to compete for the greatest prize in Greece. But few care for the problems of an impoverished prince when war with Troy beckons... An unmissable and ferociously exciting adventure for readers of David Gemmell, Christian Cameron and Simon Scarrow. The Adventures of Odysseus King of Ithaca The Gates of Troy The Armour of Achilles The Oracles of Troy The Voyages of Odysseus Book 6 coming summer 2017 Praise for Glyn Iliffe ‘It has suspense, treachery, and bone-crunching action... It will leave fans of the genre eagerly awaiting the rest of the series’ Times Literary Supplement This is a must read for those who enjoy good old epic battles, chilling death scenes and the extravagance of ancient Greece’ Lifestyle Magazine ‘The reader does not need to be classicist to enjoy this epic and stirring tale. It makes a great novel’ Historical Novels Review ‘I found it utterly fascinating, the historic detail was excellent. This was an easy and enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to the next instalments. As a personal read I can absolutely recommend it’ Book Talk Bournemouth ‘An exciting story with plenty of action, and the requisite supernatural elements ... if you are a fan of writers like Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden you will enjoy this.’ Rachel Hyde, Myshelf.com

The Grand Strategy Of The Byzantine Empire

Author: Edward Luttwak
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674035194
Size: 79.38 MB
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In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire. The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire is a broad, interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence, and diplomacy over the course of eight centuries that will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs, and professional soldiers.

Greece Reinvented

Author: Han Lamers
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9004303790
Size: 15.40 MB
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Greece Reinvented is the first book-length discussion of the transformation of Byzantine Hellenism in Renaissance Italy, exploring why and how the Byzantine intelligentsia, displaced to Italy, adopted distinctively Greek personas to replace traditional Byzantine claims to a Roman identity.

Art And Magic In The Court Of The Stuarts

Author: Vaughan Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134876785
Size: 70.25 MB
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Spanning from the inauguration of James I in 1603 to the execution of Charles I in 1649, the Stuart court saw the emergence of a full expression of Renaissance culture in Britain. Hart examines the influence of magic on Renaissance art and how in its role as an element of royal propaganda, art was used to represent the power of the monarch and reflect his apparent command over the hidden forces of nature. Court artists sought to represent magic as an expression of the Stuart Kings' divine right, and later of their policy of Absolutism, through masques, sermons, heraldry, gardens, architecture and processions. As such, magic of the kind enshrined in Neoplatonic philosophy and the court art which expressed its cosmology, played their part in the complex causes of the Civil War and the destruction of the Stuart image which followed in its wake.

Russian Identities

Author: Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195348149
Size: 30.50 MB
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This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continues over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main emphases are on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization.

Emperor

Author: Andrew Frediani
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786692856
Size: 73.51 MB
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A gripping historical thriller and third instalment in the Rome's Invincibles saga. The battle for control of Rome continues. Will Octavian succeed in defeating the dangerous pirate Sextus Pompeius? Octavian has defeated and killed Caesar's assassins, but the road to absolute power is still long and treacherous. Threat now comes from Sextus Pompeius – a cunning pirate active along the Italian coasts, who terrorises Perugia's citizens with his constant attacks. Octavian and his associates don't have time to celebrate their victory in the final battle in the civil war before another even more bloody threat arises: the one presented by Sextus Pompeius at sea. The long campaign against the pirates proves frustrating, and often sees Octavian close to defeat and even death. Everything seems to conspire against him: his enemy appears to be receiving divine assistance, public opinion is against him, the soldiers lack confidence in their commander, and rebellion is just around the corner...

Revenge

Author: Andrew Frediani
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1784978930
Size: 36.74 MB
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Caesar is dead. Revenge has armed his hand. His name is Octavian. A gripping historical adventure. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane. Despite his young age, Octavian is already a consul. His position is not yet consolidated enough for him to carry out his plans of revenge upon the murderers of his beloved adoptive father Julius Caesar, though – and no courtroom can quench his thirst for justice. He makes powerful allies in Mark Antony and Lepidus, with whom he forms a triumvirate, and unleashes upon the streets of Rome a reign of terror, turning the screws until the tension is such that it can find release only upon the battlefield. And he doesn't have to wait long: soon two great armies, led by four renowned commanders, stand ready to clash in Macedonia, far from the city of Rome and its corruption. One one side, Brutus and Cassius – on the other, Octavian and Mark Antony. It is the battle of Philippi, one of the most famous in Roman history. Is this where Caesar's murder will finally be avenged? What readers are saying about REVENGE: 'I have always been an admirer of Frediani and this work did not disappoint' 'Beautiful – I read it in one day!'