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Tom Holland (1) (1968–)

Autor/a de Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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The Birth of Islam, has Holland got it right? a History: On learning from and writing history (setembre 2015)
New Herodotus a Ancient History (novembre 2013)
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A fun read. As someone else pointed out, reminds me very much of the old Uncle John's Bathroom Readers. It's a good book to pick up when you have a minute (aka: bathroom) and just want a quick story or laugh. It's a bit disorganized, jumps from place to place with no real sense of purpose. But, like I said, it's a fun read.
1Randal | Feb 12, 2024 |
Excellent. Description of Vesuvius overwhelming Herculaneum and Pompeii is masterly. Mainly from th PoV of the 2 Plinys. Overall gives a good sens of numerous emperors of whose names are familiar enough but I didn't really know their stories ( Domitian Trajan Hadrian, even Nero who tends just to be a caricature and is mainly in the previuous volume)
vguy | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 7, 2024 |
Spændende skrevet, sjusket korrektur. Svært at fastholde interessen over 411 sider. Når ikke i dybde og informationsmættethed Mary Beard til sokkeholderne og derfor ikke af blivende interesse. Læst og kasseret. Jeg vil købe SPQR i stedet.
kaatmann | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 12, 2024 |
Reason read; shared read, war room challenge, I would like to know more about ancient history as it relates to the Bible. This book is set in the middle east and looks at the first world empire in the fifth century. It is a clash between Greeks and Persians.

The Persian Wars were sparked when Athens and Eretria sent aid to the Ionians in their revolt against Persia in 498 BCE. Persian anger was further stoked when Persian envoys demanding Greek submission to Persia were murdered by Athens and Sparta. The Ionian Revolt ended in 493 BCE.

Assuming that Ahasuerus is indeed Xerxes I, the events described in Esther began around the years 483–482 BCE, and concluded in March 473 BCE.

These 12 Achaemenid Rulers Led an Empire;
Cyrus; He famously allowed the Jewish people to return to Judea, thus ending the Babylonian captivity, and issued a general proclamation of freedom of worship and religious tolerance.
Cambyses II: took on Egypt
Bardiya: Cyrus made Bardiya satrap of the eastern provinces, while Cambyses II became king. According to later sources, shortly before his own death Cambyses II had Bardiya executed out of jealousy but kept it secret.
Darius I The Great: became king after his horse neighed first. He divided the empire into twenty satrapies and appointed governors with wide powers to oversee them, created a bureau of royal inspectors, set up a chancery with many branches, established a universal currency, built a system of royal roads and canals, instituted a new tax system, and built numerous temples and palaces throughout the empire. Darius I is also the first King of Persia known to have been a firm believer in Ahura Mazda, the supreme deity of Zoroastrianism.
Xerxes I: probably the king that married Esther
Artaxerxes I
Darius II
Artaxerxes II
Artaxerxes III
Artaxerxes IV
Darius III
Artaxerxes V

As Kings of Persia, they ruled over the largest empire the ancient world has ever seen, which stretched from the Indus River in the east to the Balkan Peninsula in the west. The Kings of Persia were able to draw on enormous resources from all across this vast empire and exert influence far beyond their borders.

I listened to an audio version and it would have been helpful to have also had a hard copy. I have to say that my knowledge of ancient history could you more work.
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Kristelh | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Jan 5, 2024 |



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