Crassus: The First Tycoon (Ancient Lives)

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One of the strengths of Stothard’s writing is that he shows rather than tells: anecdote is preferred to adjectives. It moves quickly and feels jumpy at times but it is informative and tries to stick to the source material. Here he cleverly explores the life of one of the most puzzling and elusive ‘big men’ in the history of Rome, and why it matters.

A perfectly paced biography: one that provides a novel perspective on a period of Roman history that, although often narrated, can always bear another retelling. His story, skillfully told by Peter Stothard, poses both immediate and lasting questions about the intertwining of money, ambition, and power.Practic, avem la îndemână o sinteză foarte fină a izvoarelor istorice disponibile despre Crassus, Stothard cunoscând și înțelegând suficient perioada încât să-și poarte cititorii cu ușurință printre meandrele epocii Republicane târzii fără a-i plictisi sau rătăci pe aceștia. There is an enormous amount of information condensed in the few pages and it is certainly not for beginners, but a good way for amateur enthusiasts to refresh their memory and knowledge of this fascinating period in Roman history, covering roughly the period from the end of the Sulla-Marius rivalry to the beginnings of Caesar's reign and the beginning of the end for the Republic. Remarkables REMARKABLES Intriguing, stunning, or otherwise remarkable books These include fine editions, foreign publications that are exceptional for their interest or production, special editions and some first-rate books from very small publishers.

The Financial Times and its journalism are subject to a self-regulation regime under the FT Editorial Code of Practice. This short biography is nice and concise, but it can only be so short because it assumes good prior knowledge. Stothard is British and some of his idioms and sentence structures can be a bit challenging for the American audience. It was only on the second reading that I noticed all the similarities between the structure and style of this book and of an Aristotelian tragedy and began really to appreciate it as such.Given the turmoil in the world economy, there might perhaps be no more fitting subject for such a series than Crassus. Great quick read and a wonderfully concise window into the period of ultimate crisis that would break the Roman Republican.

La o primă analiză, seria ar putea fi cuprinsă în colecțiile Osprey, calitatea scriiturii și veridicitatea informațiilor tinzând în acea direcție. The financier of Rome's Late Republic, member of the unofficial Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey, and suppressor of Spartacus's rebellion, he is perhaps best remembered as the loser at Carrhae when - after watching his son's untimely death - he has his own head removed from his body, later (according to rumour) to be used as a prop in a Greek play. Scriitorul englez, jurnalist și critic, se pare că a scris această operă la "comanda" Universității Yale ca parte dintr-o serie mai largă în care sunt descrise scurt, clar și la obiect, viețile antice ale unor personalități alese mai mult sau mai puțin aleatoriu (Cleopatra, Ramses, Demetrius, Julian Apostatul). Cracking first rate read on Marcus Licinius Crassus, the lesser known of the triumvirate formed with Pompey and Julius Caesar.Marcus Licinius Crassus (115–53 BCE) was a modern man in an ancient world, a pioneer disrupter of finance and politics, and the richest man of the last years of the Roman republic. If he hadn’t owned the new mine he would certainly have had the mine’s owner in his debt: almost all the big players of the time, Julius Caesar most of all, owed money to Crassus. Short, punchy chapters in Crassus: The First Tycoon make for a quick and compelling read on this Roman power-grabber. This book aside from Allen Wards earlier work is the only one in English and while it is fairly good it is not nearly as thorough in its examination but it also assumes prior knowledge of the reader.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The locals of Cesano on the edge of Rome are expecting a 21st century gold rush, their own Texas oil boom, after the announcement last year that the ‘rare earth’, lithium, lies in large extractable seams beneath their soil. But Crassus also liked to believe that Rome’s gods blessed his enterprises, just as they blessed the fertility of his unmined fields.Dip Into NEW PAPERBACKS [jsb_filter_by_tags count="15" show_more="10" sort_by="total_products"/] A selection of recent paperbacks.

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