Imperium

Imperium


  • Release: 2006-09-19
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 0743293878
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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.

Imperium

Imperium


  • Release: 2013-07-24
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780804150712
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Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible...in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" -- reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set...as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels."

Imperium

Imperium


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 465 page
  • ISBN: 9780743499033
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The Lord of the Timelines explores alternate realities and parallel worlds that include an Earth destroyed in an atomic holocaust, an Earth where the Magna Carta was never signed, and an Earth where homo sapiens stand at the lowest point on the biological spectrum, in an omnibus edition that includes Worlds of the Imperium, Assignment in Nowhere, and The Other Side of Time.

Imperium

Imperium


  • Release: 2015-07-14
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780374709860
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An outrageous, fantastical, uncategorizable novel of obsession, adventure, and coconuts In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago. His destination: the island Kabakon. His goal: to found a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. His malnourished body was found on the beach on Kabakon in 1919; he was forty-three years old. Christian Kracht's Imperium uses the outlandish details of Engelhardt's life to craft a fable about the allure of extremism and its fundamental foolishness. Engelhardt is at once a sympathetic outsider—mocked, misunderstood, physically assaulted—and a rigid ideologue, and his misguided notions of purity and his spiral into madness presage the horrors of the mid-twentieth century. Playing with the tropes of classic adventure tales like Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe, Kracht's novel, an international bestseller, is funny, bizarre, shocking, and poignant—sometimes all on the same page. His allusions are misleading, his historical time lines are twisted, his narrator is unreliable—and the result is a novel that is also a mirror cabinet and a maze pitted with trapdoors. Both a provocative satire and a serious meditation on the fragility and audacity of human activity, Imperium is impossible to categorize, and utterly unlike anything you've read before.

Imperium and Cosmos

Imperium and Cosmos


  • Release: 2009-04-08
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 0299220141
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Caesar Augustus promoted a modest image of himself as the first among equals (princeps), a characterization that was as popular with the ancient Romans as it is with many scholars today. Paul Rehak argues against this impression of humility and suggests that, like the monarchs of the Hellenistic age, Augustus sought immortality—an eternal glory gained through deliberate planning for his niche in history while flexing his existing power. Imperium and Cosmos focuses on Augustus’s Mausoleum and Ustrinum (site of his cremation), the Horologium-Solarium (a colossal sundial), and the Ara Pacis (Altar to Augustan Peace), all of which transformed the northern Campus Martius into a tribute to his major achievements in life and a vast memorial for his deification after death. Rehak closely examines the artistic imagery on these monuments, providing numerous illustrations, tables, and charts. In an analysis firmly contextualized by a thorough discussion of the earlier models and motifs that inspired these Augustan monuments, Rehak shows how the princeps used these on such an unprecedented scale as to truly elevate himself above the common citizen.

Imperium Sine Fine

Imperium Sine Fine


  • Release: 1996
  • Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 234 page
  • ISBN: 3515069488
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Aus dem Inhalt: George W. Houston: Fasti Broughtoniani: The Professional Activities and Published Works of Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton Working on the Magistrates: An Excerpt from T. R. S. BroughtonAes Autobiography George W. Houston: Broughton Remembered Ronald T. Ridley: T. R. S. Broughton and Friedrich Munzer T. P. Wiseman: The Minucii and Their Monument Robert E. A. Palmer: The Deconstruction of Mommsen on Festus 462/464 L, or the Hazards of Interpretation C. F. Konrad: Notes on Roman Also-Rans Jerzy Linderski: Q. Scipio Imperator Ernst Badian: Tribuni Plebis and Res Publica Erich S. Gruen: The Roman Oligarchy: Image and Perception