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Augustus Caesar

By Tammy Gagne
  • ISBN Code: : 1612285007
  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 48
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Augustus Caesar was RomeÕs first emperor, but exactly how he came to claim that title is a long and exciting story. It begins in Rome in 63 BCE when a baby boy named Gaius Octavius Thurinus is born. During his lifetime he would be known by several other names, but none so celebrated as Augustus. The nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus inherited his role as leader of Rome. But blood would not be enough to retain the title. He would have to fight for itÑand fight he did. Emerging victorious against all those who tried to usurp his power, Augustus became one of the most powerful men in not just Rome, but the Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General [BISAC] of the world.

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Centring on the reign of the emperor Augustus, volume four is pivotal to the series, tracing of the changing shape of the entity that was ancient Rome through its political, cultural and economic history. Within this period the Roman world was reconfigured. On a political and constitutional level the patterns of the republic, which sustained an oligarchic regime and a popularist structure, were transformed into a monarchical dictatorship in which the earlier elements continued to function. On an imperial level, the growth in Roman power reached what was virtually its apogee. In literature and the visual arts, new forms of expression, based on those of the previous generations but closely linked to the new regime, showed great achievements. In society and the economy, the effectiveness and dominance of Rome as the centre of world power became increasingly obvious.

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Sicily occupies a crucial position in the Mediterranean world. It is at the heart of many cross-currents of trade, people, and ideology that flowed unceasingly through the ancient period. The island was home to many people, most of them not native to it: Phoenicians, Greeks, and then Romans settled there, and sought ways of expressing their hybrid identities. The Sicilians, no less than their invaders, were concerned with their image and their contribution to the age. In this volume ideas of identity, image and acculturation are the central themes. The contributions combine detailed investigation of the archaeological finds in which the island abounds, with an examination of the understudied tradition of history and literature on or about the island. The book provides a chronological account of the island's history, interwoven with a series of discussions of Sicilian identity: to show Sicily as a centre of affairs from the Iron Age to the Augustan Empire within the context of a fundamentally regional ancient world. The book includes a chronology and guides for further reading.

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Systematic Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong, D. D., LL. D. (president and professor of Biblical Theology in the Rochester Theological Seminary) was originally published in three volumes and divided into Eight Parts: PART I - PROLEGOMENA PART II - THE EXISTENCE OF GOD PART III - THE SCRIPTURES A REVELATION FROM GOD PART IV - THE NATURE, DECREES, AND WORKS OF GOD PART V - ANTHROPOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF MAN PART VI - SOTERIOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION THROUGH THE WORK OF CHRIST AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PART VII - ECCLESIOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH PART VIII - ESCHATOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF FINAL THINGS

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General Augustus (Gus) Chetlain lived a remarkably active life full of honors, diplomatic posts abroad, meetings with generals, presidents, and royalty, and political life. Yet when he penned this autobiography, he signed it with the title that meant the most to him: general in the Union army of the American Civil War. Chetlain was the first man in Illinois to volunteer and rose to become a Major General. He was also ordered by Ulysses S. Grant to take charge of training newly-freed African-Americans as soldiers: “I believe the colored man will make a good soldier. He has been accustomed all his life to lean on the white man, and if a good officer is placed over him, he will learn readily and make an efficient soldier.--U.S. Grant” When told in one city that they did not want his "colored" troops marching through the city, Chetlain told them, "I answered that these were United States troops, who had a right to pass through their city." He met Lincoln before he became president. He knew Ulysses S. Grant as a clerk in the Grant store in Galena, as commander of all Union forces in the war, and as president of the United States. Chetlain wrote: "...in November, 1864, reports showed that there were 179,000 colored soldiers fit for duty, and, adding the disabled and absent on furlough, the total would have been about 200,000, a large army of itself, numbering nearly one-sixth of the entire Union army. The colored soldiers, as the representatives of over 4,000,000 slaves, who served in the Union army during the war, deserve great credit for what they did to save the Union." Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones

An Introduction to Mental Health

By Jo Augustus,Justine Bold,Briony Williams
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1526475995
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 236
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"A well-written resource providing up-to-date research and important examples of application to practice. Using a strong evidence-base, the book offers a variety of perspectives which speak to the challenges faced by managers, policy makers, patients, service users and carers." - Vanessa Evans, Foundation Degree in Mental Health Lead, Coleg Gwent An Introduction to Mental Health is essential reading for anyone learning the fundamentals of mental health. Written for an interdisciplinary audience with a patient-centred focus, it covers historical context through to contemporary issues, including mental health as it relates to the law and to policy. Key learning features include concept summaries, reflective points, case studies and reflective exercises to help situate content in the context of practice. To download an E-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative.

Augustus

By John Williams
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8711523867
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
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En stor historisk roman om, hvordan en alt for ung dreng blev kastet hovedkulds ud i et næsten umenneskeligt magtspil, og på trods af alle odds endte med at blive den nådesløse hersker over det romerske imperium. I romanen AUGUSTUS genskaber John Williams det romerske imperium fra Julius Cæsars død frem til Augustus’ sidste dage og fortæller historien om, hvordan Augustus blev magtens centrum, da han først havde modstået hoffets og Senatets rænkespil og folkets modstand. En betagende fortælling af forfatteren til STONER og BUTCHER’S CROSSING.

On the Syllogism

By Augustus De Morgan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429514824
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 825
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Originally published in 1966 On the Syllogism and Other Logical Writings assembles for the first time the five celebrated memoirs of Augustus De Morgan on the syllogism. These are collected together with the more condensed accounts of his researches given in his Syllabus of a Proposed System of Logic an article on Logic contributed to the English Cyclopaedia. De Morgan was among the most distinguished of nineteenth century British mathematicians but is chiefly remembered today as one of the founders of modern mathematical logic. His writings on this subject have been little read, however since apart from his Formal Logic, they lie buried for the most part in inaccessible periodicals. De Morgan’s own later amendments are inserted in the text and the editorial introduction gives a summary of the whole and traces in some detail the course of the once-famous feud with Sir William Hamilton of Edinburgh.

Augustan Rome

By Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 147253297X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : History
  • Members : 542
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Written by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, one of the world's foremost scholars on Roman social and cultural history, this well-established introduction to Rome in the Age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, exploring in detail the impact of the new regime of government on society. Taking an interpretative approach, the ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation. Emphasising the role and impact of art and architecture of the time, and on Roman attitudes and values, Augustan Rome explains how the victory of Octavian at Actium transformed Rome and Roman life. This thought-provoking yet concise volume sets political changes in the context of their impact on Roman values, on the imaginative world of poetry, on the visual world of art, and on the fabric of the city of Rome.

The Augustan Succession

By Peter Michael Swan
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195347142
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Members : 540
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Written in the author's maternal Greek, the Roman History of the third-century A.D. historian Cassius Dio is our fullest surviving historical source for the reign of the Emperor Augustus. In The Augustan Succession Peter Michael Swan provides an ample historical and historiographic commentary on Books 55-56 of the History. These books recount Augustus's last twenty-three years (9 B.C.-A.D. 14), during which the aging monarch, amid dynastic tragedies and military setbacks, orchestrated the continuation of the constitutional and imperial system developed under his leadership, which ended in his transmission of power to his son-in-law Tiberius. The Augustan Succession is the first commentary since the eighteenth century to offer full and fresh treatment of this segment of Dio's work. This commentary pays close critical attention to Dio's historical sources, methods, and assumptions as it also strives to present him as a figure in his own right. During a long life (ca. 164-after 229), Dio served as a Roman senator under seven emperors from Commodus to Severus Alexander, governed three Roman provinces, and was twice consul. An acute and interested contemporary observer of wide experience, positioned close to the seat of imperial power, he was a self-assured personality who embodied deeply conservative political and social views and prejudices. All these factors inform the pages of Dio's Augustan narrative, as does, above all, his doctrine that the best remedy for the troubles of his own age of "rust and iron" was rule on the model of Augustus. This is an historical commentary on Books 55-56 of Dio's Roman History. These books recount the last half of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, above all his orchestration of the first imperial succession. Addressed to both students and scholars, the new commentary is the first since the eighteenth century to offer full and fresh treatment of this segment of Dio's work.