• History,  Religions,  Roman Empire

    Roman emperor worship (1919) PDF by Louis Matthews Sweet

    Roman emperor worship (1919) PDF by Louis Matthews Sweet The Roman Imperial Cult began with the first Caesar and continued until the final overthrow of paganism in the Empire. An exhaustive study of the Cult in all its ramifications would practically involve a survey of Roman his- tory during the imperial epoch and would transcend all reasonable limits. A bald analytical review, merely, of the data which have passed under my own eye in the course of this investigation, would break bounds. A rigid and somewhat painful process of elimination has, therefore, been exercised both in the use and presentation of the available data in this field. Particularly in the…

  • Civilization,  History,  Roman Empire

    A history of the mental growth of mankind in ancient times (1893) PDF book by John S. Hittel (IV. Rome and early Christianity)

    A history of the mental growth of mankind in ancient times (1893) PDF book by  John S. Hittel (IV. Rome and early Christianity) Of all national military careers, that of ancient Rome is the most brilliant. She made more campaigns, fought more battles, won more victories, slew and enslaved more enemies, and conquered, annexed, and permanently held more countries than did any other state. In military power, as compared with coeval nations, no other has approached her. Her drill was not so thorough as that of Sparta, but her army was much larger, her sphere of operations far more extensive, her high military efficiency of much longer duration, and her…

  • Classic Books,  Editor's Picks,  History,  Roman Empire

    Plutarch’s Lives by Plutarch; (1914) Volume 10 ( Agis and Cleomenes, and Tiberius and Caius Gracchus. Philopoemen and Flaminus )

    Plutarch’s Lives by Plutarch; (1914) Volume 10 ( Agis and Cleomenes, and Tiberius and Caius Gracchus. Philopoemen and Flaminus ) PDF book Translated by Bernadotte Perrin Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch’s Lives, is a series of 48 biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, probably written at the beginning of the second century AD. The surviving Parallel Lives (Greek: Βίοι Παράλληλοι, Bíoi Parállēloi) comprises 23 pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman of similar destiny, such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, or Demosthenes and Cicero. It is…

  • History,  Julius Caesar,  Roman Empire

    Caesar’s character; or, In defense of the standard of mankind by William Waddell ( 1907)

    Caesar’s character; or, In defense of the standard of mankind by William Waddell ( 1907)  This work has a single purpose. It was not written to display any merits (and if the latter exist it is the author’s wish that they are made subordinate to his cause) but was called forth by the good in humanity. The following incident will be of interest to those who may desire to know the circumstance that proved the immediate spur to the writing of this work.  One day at high school, the instructor in Latin, speaking of Caesar, said: Caesar’s character has never been satisfactorily explained, but undoubtedly he was one of the…

  • Ancient Rome,  History,  Political,  Roman Empire

    Seven Roman Statesmen of the later republic (1902): The Gracchi. Sulla. Crassus. Cato. Pompey. Cæsar

    Seven Roman Statesmen of the later republic: The Gracchi. Sulla. Crassus. Cato. Pompey. Cæsar by Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman (1902) Excerpt There are several general histories of the decline and fall of the Boman Republic, dealing with its political and constitutional aspects. This little book is not a history, hut a series of studies of the leading men of the century, intended to show the importance of the personal element in those miserable days of storm and stress. It is thus, I think, that their true meaning is best brought out. It is a pleasant duty to express the gratitude which I owe to my friend Mr. J. Wells,…

  • History,  Roman Empire

    Appian’s Roman history Free PDF book (1912) by Translated by Horace White

    Appian’s Roman history Free PDF book (1912) by Translated John Dewar Denniston Volume 1 Appian (Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of 116 CE, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank of eques (knight). In his older years, he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor 138–161 CE. An honest admirer of the Roman empire though ignorant of the institutions of the earlier Roman republic, he wrote, in the simple ‘common’ dialect, 24 books of ‘Roman affairs’, in fact conquests, from the beginnings to the times of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). Eleven…

  • Biography,  History,  Nero,  Roman Empire

    Nero ( 1904) Free PDF book (Historical Biography) by Jacob Abbott

    Nero ( 1904) Free PDF book (Historical Biography) by Jacob Abbott In writing the series of historical narratives to which the present work pertains, it has been the object of the author to furnish to the reading community of this country an accurate and faithful account of the lives and actions of the several personages that are made successively the subjects of the volumes, following precisely the story which has come down to us from ancient times. The writer has spared no pains to gain access in all cases to the original sources of information and has confined himself strictly to them. The reader may, therefore, feel assured in perusing…

  • Biography,  History,  Julius Caesa,  Roman Empire,  Rome

    History of Julius Caesar Free PDF book (1849) With Illustrations by Jacob Abbott

    Download History of Julius Caesar Free PDF book (1849) With Illustrations by Jacob Abbott Excerpt from the introduction: It is the object of this series of histories to present a clear, distinct, and connected narrative of the lives of those great personages who have in various ages of the world made themselves celebrated as leaders among mankind, and, by the part, they have taken in the public affairs of great nations, have exerted the widest influence on the history of the human race. The end which the author has had in view is twofold: first, to communicate such information in respect to the subjects of his narratives as is important…

  • Biography,  History,  Roman Empire,  Rome

    Tiberius, the tyrant PDF book by John Charles Tarver ( Rome History)

    Tiberius, the tyrant PDF book  by John Charles Tarver Tiberius, the tyrant  Tiberius was the second Roman emperor, reigning from 14 AD to 37 AD, succeeding Augustus. Born to Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla in a Claudian family, he was given the personal name Tiberius Claudius Nero Introduction:Between the death of Augustus and the death of Vespasian we have but few contemporary historians; we have no letters of Cicero to throw light on the inner life of the statesmen of those days; there were private records, private letters, and private biographies; we can gather their tone from the extracts that have been preserved for us, but we have no…