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The Gladiators

The Gladiators ebook ISBN: 1409018180
Publisher: Random House
Author: Arthur Koestler
Number of Pages: 320 
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Arthur Koestler's first novel, set in the late Roman Republic, tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man's search for Utopia. The first of three novels concerned with the 'ethics of revolution', it addresses the age-old debate of whether the end justifies the means, an argument continued in his classic novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure.

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome ebook ISBN: 1134862725
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Donald G. Kyle
Number of Pages: 304 
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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.

A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities

A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities ebook ISBN: 9780199752782
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: J. C. McKeown
Number of Pages: 272 
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Here is a whimsical and captivating collection of odd facts, strange beliefs, outlandish opinions, and other highly amusing trivia of the ancient Romans. We tend to think of the Romans as a pragmatic people with a ruthlessly efficient army, an exemplary legal system, and a precise and elegant language. A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities shows that the Romans were equally capable of bizarre superstitions, logic-defying customs, and often hilariously derisive views of their fellow Romans and non-Romans. Classicist J. C. McKeown has organized the entries in this entertaining volume around major themes--The Army, Women, Religion and Superstition, Family Life, Medicine, Slaves, Spectacles--allowing for quick browsing or more deliberate consumption. Among the book's many gems are: ? Romans on urban living: The satirist Juvenal lists "fires, falling buildings, and poets reciting in August as hazards to life in Rome." ? On enhanced interrogation: "If we are obliged to take evidence from an arena-fighter or some other such person, his testimony is not to be believed unless given under torture." (Justinian) ? On dreams: Dreaming of eating books "foretells advantage to teachers, lecturers, and anyone who earns his livelihood from books, but for everyone else it means sudden death" ? On food: "When people unwittingly eat human flesh, served by unscrupulous restaurant owners and other such people, the similarity to pork is often noted." (Galen) ? On marriage: In ancient Rome a marriage could be arranged even when the parties were absent, so long as they knew of the arrangement, "or agreed to it subsequently." ? On health care: Pliny caustically described medical bills as a "down payment on death," and Martial quipped that "Diaulus used to be a doctor, now he's a mortician. He does as a mortician what he did as a doctor." For anyone seeking an inglorious glimpse at the underside of the greatest empire in history, A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities offers endless delights.

Conquered and Seduced

Conquered and Seduced ebook ISBN: 146034961X
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Lyn Randal
Number of Pages: 288 
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Claiming the runaway! Two years ago former gladiatrix Severina had no choice but to flee from ex-soldier Livius Lucan. Their relationship was fuelled by fiery passion, but secrets from her past threatened his safety—a risk she couldn't take. Now she needs this noble Roman's help. But his solution is one she's unprepared for—marriage! Lucan is determined to conquer and seduce this runaway woman—and claim the wedding night he never had!

Tempted By Innocence (Mills & Boon Historical)

Tempted By Innocence (Mills & Boon Historical) ebook ISBN: 140890098X
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Author: Lyn Randal
Number of Pages: 304 
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Indulge your fantasies of delicious Regency Rakes, fierce Viking warriors and rugged Highlanders. Be swept away into a world of intense passion, lavish settings and romance that burns brightly through the centuries Pure and lovely, innocent and chaste – and utterly forbidden!

Warrior Or Wife

Warrior Or Wife ebook ISBN: 9780373294374
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Lyn Randal
Number of Pages: 304 
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In the heat and dust of the Roman arena, a woman stands alone. The crowd cheers for Leda, the famed gladiatrix. Watching is the man who loved then left her--Marcus Flavius Donatus. Leda used to be Lelia, beloved daughter of a Roman senator. Exiled from the riches of her birth, she sold herself into gladiatorial slavery. Donatus is determined to right the wrong he did her and reclaim his bride! Now Leda faces the ultimate choice--independence and the danger of the arena, or an uncertain future with the man she once adored…


Rage! ebook ISBN: 9789718845509
Author: Alfredo R. Roces
Number of Pages: 270 
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The Moral of the Story

The Moral of the Story ebook ISBN: 9780805461992
Publisher: B & H Publishing Group
Author: Jerry Newcombe
Number of Pages: 448 
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A collection of classic and contemporary stories illustrating strong Christian morals, this volume present a range of subjects and writing styles making it a treasury of great literature for every audience. Authors include C.S. Lewis, Chuck Colson, Bookr T. Washington, Robert Louis Stevenson, G.K. Chesterton, O. Henry, Milton, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare.

Acta Classica

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Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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The Last Great Fight

The Last Great Fight ebook ISBN: 142992053X
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Author: Joe Layden
Number of Pages: 320 
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Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible. THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another. Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.

The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom ebook ISBN: 0575107316
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: E.C. Tubb
Number of Pages: 320 
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When his wife is murdered, victim of an assassin's bullet, businessman Dell Weston finds his life falling apart. Betrayed by his partner, he loses control of his company, and descends into the lower strata of a dog-eat dog society. Somehow, Dell manages to survive long enough to question the very fabric of civilization, and the role played by the mysterious figures in grey - the Arbitrators.

Slaves of the Empire

Slaves of the Empire ebook ISBN: 9781560235583
Publisher: Harrington Park Press
Author: Aaron Travis
Number of Pages: 109 
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Magnus, the mightiest gladiator in all of Rome, gives the people what they want - bloodlust and death for their entertainment. He and his mortal enemy, Urius, are the best of the best of the slaves doing battle for the roaring crowds. Slaves of the Empire immerses readers in the brutal age of ancient Rome, when the powerful took their sadomasochistic pleasure from the weak, and pain and death awaited every slave, no matter how strong. This tale has it all: fine writing, complex characters, and a story of rivalry, power, torment and an abundance of steamy gay sex.

Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook ebook ISBN: 9781414400990
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Author: Thomson Gale
Number of Pages: 4000 
File: video-sourcebook.pdf
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

The Practice of Poetry

The Practice of Poetry ebook ISBN:
Publisher: [New York] : Barnes & Noble
Author: Robin Skelton
Number of Pages: 184 
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Disciples of Trikaal

Disciples of Trikaal ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Varun Sayal
Author: Varun Sayal
Number of Pages: 76 
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Aru must choose... ...use his powers to protect his family... ...or give up his life to save millions of strangers. Aru and Nemi together summoned Trikaal, an ancient time traveler, who agreed to be their Guru. Nemi chose to master time travel, and Aru acquired the power to read the future. But their lives took a sharp turn when paranoid Nemi imprisoned Aru and his pregnant wife. Aru, who considered Nemi his brother, never saw it coming. Betrayed by his best friend, Aru now languishes in a tiny jail cell. While Nemi travels back and forth in time, wreaking death and destruction on thousands of innocent humans. His quest for power has turned into an insatiable bloodlust. Traveling to the distant future, Nemi finally aims to decimate the last survivors of the human race. Aru reads this future and has a plan to end it all. But the price of doing the right thing is too high, and the clock is ticking. Will Aru escape and save his family or stay and save the world? You will love this fantasy sci-fi story because it's a time travel tale with a twist.

Comics Values Annual 2007

Comics Values Annual 2007 ebook ISBN: 9780896894631
Publisher: Krause Publications
Author: Alex Malloy
Number of Pages: 864 
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Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references

Comics Values Annual 2005

Comics Values Annual 2005 ebook ISBN: 9780873499637
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Author: Alex G. Malloy,Stuart W. Wells, III,Robert J. Sodaro
Number of Pages: 840 
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Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references

Prose Models

Prose Models ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Author: Gerald Henry Levin
Number of Pages: 434 
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Containing over 110 selections by contemporary and classic writers, PROSE MODELS is a rhetorical reader that covers the major elements of paragraph, essay and methods of development with an emphasis on Argument and Persuasive writing.