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by Kholland T.

eBook Rubikon Triumf i tragediia Rimskoi Respubliki download ISBN: 5953319762
Author: Kholland T.
Publisher: Veche, M (2007)
Language: Russian
Pages: 368
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Rating: 4.1
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Среди последних авторов, затрагивавших историю падения Республики, следует назвать жившего около 400 года н. э. Макробия, чьи Сатурналии изобилуют анекдотами и шутками, с любовью извлеченными из анналов поздней Республики.

Среди последних авторов, затрагивавших историю падения Республики, следует назвать жившего около 400 года н. Через несколько лет друг Блаженного Августина Орозий, описывая историю мира, также коснулся этого периода, однако к этому времени Империи - а с нею и классической традиции, - оставалось жить считанные десятилетия.

Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic, or Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, is a popular history book written by Tom Holland, published in 2003. The book tells the story of the end of the Roman Republic and the consequent establishment of the Roman Empire. The book takes its title from the river Rubicon in the northern Italian peninsula.

Avtor etoi knigi ne prosto issleduet proshloe pozdnei Rimskoi Respubliki i zarozhdenie i. .more perskoi idei; gluboko prochuvstvovannoe proniknovenie v temu pozvolilo Tomu Khollandu sozdat' epicheskuiu panoramu dukhovnykh vzletov i krovavykh dram, kotorykh tak mnogo v rimskoi istorii.

Триумф и трагедия Римской Республики.

Триумф и трагедия Римской республики, Древний Рим - история и повседневность, Древний Ри.

Триумф и трагедия Римской республики, Древний Рим - история и повседневность, Древний Рим. Быт, религия, культу. Триумф и трагедия Римской республики.

Tom Holland’s Rubicon makes history read like a thrilling mafia epic. Rubico. s no dry history: it is immensely readable, a perfect combination of authoritative scholarship and racy narrativ. ll Holland’s people are real and alive. Sometimes they even talk’

Tom Holland’s Rubicon makes history read like a thrilling mafia epic. Classical celebrities who flit across the subconscious of half-educated people like me keep walking in and swaggering about, all alive’. Griff Rhys Jones, Books of the Year. Sometimes they even talk’. David Wishart, The Scotsman.

He makes no facile comparisons with our times, but you sense you are witnessing through him the enduring difficulty of reconciling power and peace’. Ian McEwan, Books of the Year

He makes no facile comparisons with our times, but you sense you are witnessing through him the enduring difficulty of reconciling power and peace’. Ian McEwan, Books of the Year. It’s terrific and I’m so grateful to for reminding me, so vividly, of not just the Roman Empire but of the people it produced and influenced’. Joanna Trollope, Observer Books of the Year 2005. I am afraid I have read nothing but books about the Roman Empire, the most gripping of which was Tom Holland’s Rubicon’

Sulla left his army and headed north to Rome. He arrived there with a reputation brightly burnished by his recent exploits.

Sulla left his army and headed north to Rome. cities in Campania, until only Nola, bristling with her strengthened defences, had continued to hold out. Ignoring the threat that this presented to his rear, Sulla had next launched a dagger-thrust at the very heart of the rebel hinterland.

Russian Book. Publisher: Veche, M. Pages: 368. Year: 2007. Cover: Hardcover.
Comments: (7)
I really love history, but I don't think I've read any before that was this well written and engrossing. Tom Holland has a gift for storytelling matched by few that really puts you in the thick of things. Even more impressive is the way he crafted the narrative by exclusively relying on primary sources. It really makes me want to read the classics. Aside from learning so much about Roman history, I also was constantly drawing mental parallels between the book and current political developments, as I'm sure many others have. Highly recommended to people who like history, but also to those less inclined because this book is far from boring.
In this book, Holland does a marvelous job of taking the reader through not only what happened in @ the last 100 years of the republic as a real Roman state, but also what was going on in the minds of its principal actors in the process. History is a peculiar thing. It usually seeks only to tell what happened and who did it, and maybe why, but Holland has taken the admittedly risky tactic of taking the reader into the minds of the principal actors in a way that is refreshing and, in my opinion, fascinating and very much illustrative of what made Rome, Rome. It brings into sharp focus how the values and ethics (what there was of them) shaped the republic, and eventually wound up bringing it down. He does not take the stance of trying to instruct the reader, but allows the reader to see the reasonings at work on all sides. This, along with his writing style, make the book one you just don't want to put down. I read until 2:00 a.m. one night! It's a captivating tale, made all the moreso by Holland's writing style and his insights into the minds of the actors involved in every major event. It reads more like an adventure novel than a book on history!

It helped me understand why Christianity came along just when it did, and why the timing was so right for the world at that time. It makes Biblical stories more understandable when the motives and morals of the Romans are understood more fully. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Roman history, world history, politics, philosophy, and in Christianity. It's truly pregnant with insights, and easy to read and understand. I loved it!
Great book and packed with information, but I feel that to get the most out of it the reader must come with a more than passing level of knowledge about the time period. I found myself constantly looking to Wikipedia or some other source for background information or context for people and locations in the book.
An excellent read on the lead up to Julius Caesar's fateful decision to cross the Rubicon, and of the events that immediately followed. Essentially, from Sulla's dictatorship to Augustus' victory. Holland explores the politics, but also the social elements in play, as well as the personalities of the men and women on this pivotal stage in Roman history.

Unlike some historians, Holland's prose is anything but dry. He captures the essence of what it meant to the Romans to be Roman, and what the motivations likely were for all of the involved parties as they played out this real human drama. Very well done!
Hidden Winter
"Rubicon" covers all the key players and events in the fall of the Roman Republic. It is written in a very readable and engaging manner, and Tom Holland does an admirable job bringing all of the characters to life. Since there are a lot of written sources of the time period, this is possible, but really what you get are Tom Holland's vividly portrayed perspective of the primary sources. Another historian almost undoubtedly views any number of the characters quite differently. Hopefully, "Rubicon" motivates you to read those sources yourself. I deducted one star because I found his writing a bit too hyperbolic, but then he is describing some of history's strongest characters.
In the tradition of classical epic poetry, the author of this worthy book on the history of the final period of the Roman Republic begins in medias res with the eponymous decision of Julius Caesar to cross the Rubicon with an army. A worthy beginning, with the aim of backtracking to trace the precedent for Caesar's action in the notorious deeds, not many years earlier, of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Unfortunately, this first part of the book is a bit disjointed, but it is otherwise extremely informative. The meat of the book, beginning with Chapter 5, "Fame is the Spur," is superb, even magisterial. This is in the best tradition of narrative historical writing, containing something for everyone, from tyro to those extremely familiar with the period. After much brilliant exposition, the final chapter disappoints however, by making short shrift of the collapse of the Second Triumvirate and the conversion of Octavius Caesar's "imperium" into something genuinely "imperial" in the modern sense. Despite these quibbles, this is an excellent read and well worth the investment of time and money.
Holland is one of the better writers currently working on Ancient times. He openly discusses the challenges of writing about this period and tells the stories using the best evidence available without getting hung up, as many do, with equivocations in every sentence. Holland brings the people and events to life while maintaining historical accuracy.

I would not recommend this book to someone who does not have some background in the late Republic period. Holland focuses on the Sulla/Pompey/Caesar period. Unfortunately, as a result, Marius is primarily depicted as a crazy old man. Lacking the back story on Marius, it would be difficult to put Sulla into true perspective. It's a tough choice to determine where to begin the story of the end of the Republic but I would have preferred that the author start back with the Gracchus brothers and the rise of Marius.