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This real tale of the 1950s murder scandal that rocked Italy portrays the Rome of romance, luxurious, and glamour—as good as a city of carnal crimes, intercourse, medicinal drugs, corruption, and cover-ups
On April 9, 1953, an enticing 21-year-old lady went lacking from her kinfolk domestic in Rome. Thirty-six hours later her physique used to be came across washed up on a ignored seashore at Torvaianica, 40 kilometers from the Italian capital. a few stated it was once suicide, others, a sad coincidence. yet may perhaps the mysterious dying of this quiet, conservative lady be associated with a drug-fueled orgy concerning many of the richest males in Italy? The brief existence and tragic dying of Wilma Montesi used to be performed out opposed to a desirable backdrop. via the Fifties Italy, within the wake of Mussolini's brutal Fascist govt, used to be within the means of reinventing itself, and with assistance from Hollywood stars equivalent to Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, it looked to be succeeding. without warning Italy, and Rome specifically, used to be the main glamorous position on the earth. however the homicide of Wilma Montesi uncovered a darker part of Roman life—a lifetime of corruption, cover-ups, and carnal pleasures.
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В этой книге изложена подробная история взаимоотношений между Римской империей и её соседом и врагом – Персией, от I в. до н. э до III в. н. э. Автор, используя инновационный метод в рассмотрении региональных отношений, предоставляет большое количество тонких интерпретаций политической ситуации на римском Ближнем Востоке, чтобы продемонстрировать, как Рим утвердился на среднем Евфрате, в Месопотамии и Пальмире, а также усилия Империи по сохранению власти над этими областями.
This e-book unearths how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt will be governed from a unmarried urban and nonetheless continue to exist greater than one thousand years. the govt. of the Roman Empire is the single sourcebook to be aware of the management of the empire, utilizing the facts of up to date writers and historians.
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Octavian got the Roman Senate to declare war on Egypt and won a decisive victory in the naval battle of Actium in 31 bc. Antony and Cleopatra escaped to Alexandria. The next year Octavian defeated Antony again in Egypt, and Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide. Egypt was annexed to Rome, and Octavian returned to Rome in triumph. 46 CHAPTER 4 The Roman Empire T he battle of Actium made Octavian master of Rome and its provinces. He kept up a show of republican government, with himself as first citizen (princeps civitatis).
The main challenge to the imperial architects was now the construction of 63 Ancient Rome churches. These churches were large vaulted enclosures of interior space, unlike the temples of the Greeks and the pagan Romans that were mere statue-chambers set in open areas. The earliest imperial churches in Rome, like the first church of St. Peter’s erected by Constantine beginning in 333, were vast barns with wooden roofs supported on lines of columns. They resembled basilicas, which had carried on the Greek style of columnar architecture.
On his victorious return in 82 bc, Sulla took a fearful revenge, slaughtering more than 5,000 of the people’s leaders and confiscating their goods. As “perpetual dictator” (81–79 bc) he passed laws transferring supreme power from the people to the Senate. The aristocrats, however, were too corrupt and feeble to hold power. Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus The infighting and corruption within the governing elite threatened Rome’s supremacy in the Mediterranean—and the very structure of Roman power. In these stormy years two great statesmen emerged: Pompey and Julius Caesar.