Captain of Rome by John Stack

By John Stack

Masters of the ocean booklet II

Two strong empires conflict one another for regulate of the excessive seas within the moment installment of the exciting maritime adventure

Atticus is the younger captain of the Aquila, the flagship of the assault fleet of the Roman military, yet his commander is a tender upstart whose place has been bought instead of earned. sure to obey his green commander's rash orders, Atticus sails directly right into a conscientiously laid capture. within the conflict that follows, it's only via defying his commander that he can pull his males again from the edge of defeat.

Atticus can pay a excessive rate for his defiance even though, and is summoned to Rome. regardless of his friendship with Septimus, a Roman centurion, Atticus is dangerously unversed within the politics of the Roman senate and finds himself dealing with battles either at sea opposed to an ever-more ferocious enemy and on his personal send by way of these just about domestic who wish their revenge. Culminating in a single of the best sea battles of classical times, this is a stirring and robust novel.

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Was the “external” slave trade with classical Greece largely in the hands of professionals? ”52 48 49 50 51 52 Garlan (1987: 13–15) in English; rp. (1989a: 83–4) in French. Garlan (1987: 18–20) in English = (1989a: 89–92) in French. Whitby (1998: 113) plausibly infers a minimum figure of 15,000–30,000 slaves from Garnsey (1988: 90) and Sallares (1991: 60) in 323/2, when the overall population of Attica was quite low. Almost without exception classical authors use the word emporos to refer to one who buys slaves from his procurer and transports them elsewhere for sale.

4). 59 On whom see Finley (1977). 60 X. Symp. 36. 55 above. 24 Maritime traders in the ancient Greek world the Athenians and their allies to Sicily61 may well have been drawn from those described in Chapter 1 – that international group of traders ready to go wherever and to trade in whatever brought the most profit. 63 The official attitude of the Greek poleis and of those within these poleis to those who supplied their fleets and armies is probably no different from state and individual attitudes discussed in Chapters 5 and 6 below.

43, the text of a treaty between Amyntas III and Athens, usually dated to 375/4 or 373/2. On Athens’ fifth-century relations with Macedonian rulers, see further IG i3 61 = ML no. 65 = Fornara no. 128 (not for timber) and IG i3 89, lines 55–61 = Hill (1951): b 66; IG i3 117 = ML no. 91 = Fornara no. 161. Cf. Philoch. FGrH 328 f 119; Hdt. ). 3 no. 135 = Tod no. 111 = Pouilloux no. 25 = Harding no. 21. c. 26–30). See D. 265 for another example. See Meiggs (1982: 125, 211, 351–4) for a list of those sources.

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