Social War, 91 to 88 BCE:A History of the Italian Insurgency against the Roman Republic Christopher J. Dart
The destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 587 bce is arguably the most tremendous disaster in the Hebrew Bible. How this decisive date relates to the development of the Pentateuch, however, is highly controversial. Is the trauma of Jerusalem reflected in the five books of Moses? This question is addressed from multiple perspectives in this volume. Israel Finkelstein and Lester L. Grabbe discuss the archaeological and historical data. Experts in Pentateuchal criticism from diverse international backgrounds present a rich panorama of relevant themes, including biblical historiography, contacts with Mesopotamian culture before and during the Babylonian exile, and the issue of cultic discontinuity caused by the destruction and restoration of Jerusalem´s temple. Contributors:Angelika Berlejung, Peter Dubovský, Israel Finkelstein, Georg Fischer, Lester L. Grabbe, Ronald Hendel, Bernard M. Levinson, Nathan MacDonald, Dominik Markl, Christophe Nihan, Eckart Otto, Konrad Schmid, Jean Louis Ska, Jean-Pierre Sonnet, Jeffrey Stackert, Nili Wazana
The Sacred Band of Thebes lives on, a world away, in this mythic novel of love in war in ancient times. In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, the legendary Tempus and his stepson cavalry rescue 23 pairs of Theban Sacred Banders, paired lovers and friends, to fight on other days. These 46 Thebans, whose bones will never lie in the mass grave that holds their 254 brothers, join with the immortalized Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons, consummate ancient cavalry fighters, to make new lives in a faraway land and fight the battle of their dreams where gods walk the Earth, ghosts take the field, and the angry Fates demand their due. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Crosby Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021878/bk_acx0_021878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle are three of philosophy´s greatest contributors. You already knew that. But what you might not know is that they all lived in classical Athens at around the same time. You might not know that Socrates was executed for practicing free speech. You might not know that Plato was sold into slavery for making the Tyrant of Syracuse angry. And you might not know that Aristotle tutored the famous Alexander the Great. The philosophers were part of some crazy world events as well. The Peloponnesian War, the Macedonian takeover, the 30 tyrants who thought they could wipe out Athenian democracy...it´s all there. Truth be told, there´s not a lot of testimony out there detailing what their lives were like. Historians of those days were more concerned with documenting the perpetual civil wars, and the philosophers´ students were more concerned with recording their teachers´ ideas. However, this book by Simon T. Bailey, entitled Greek Philosophers: The Lives and Times of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, is a look into what it might have been like for Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to live in Athens in the fourth and fifth centuries BCE. If you´re looking for a dry, professorial work full of archaeological evidence, then this book isn´t going to be your cup of tea, but if you´re looking for a partially fictionalized rendition of the philosophers´ lives and thoughts that seeks to humanize those marble statues or for something to wet your palate and get you excited about ancient Greek history and philosophy, then this book is your boon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049417/bk_acx0_049417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.