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Whilst Jack and Annie acquired again from their experience in Magic Tree residence #13: holiday less than the Volcano, they'd plenty of questions. How did historic Rome develop into an emipre? the place did old Romans opt for enjoyable? What occurred to the Roman city of Pompeii? What have we realized from it? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie tune the evidence. packed with updated info, images, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree residence truth Trackers are the ideal method for children to determine extra in regards to the themes they found of their favourite Magic Tree condo adventures.

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The resulting story owes much to those that have been told before, of course. But it also differs, both in its particulars and in its emphases, in some unexpected ways. Our understanding of the Roman Republic has generally given interpretive primacy to one aspect of its history much vaunted in the ancient sources—Rome’s military success— and here, we will follow a complementary mandate from those same sources and dwell, at all due length, on the Republic’s defeats. An undeniable risk of this sort of focus is the potential for overemphasis, and at times it may appear from the narrative that follows as though military defeats themselves drove the course of history at Rome.

H. Richardson 2012: 131–132. Cornell 1995: 320 discusses the wall’s construction in more triumphalist terms. 32 For details of the changes, and the difficulty of precise dating, see Rosenstein 2010: 299– 302; briefer references in Cornell 1995: 354; Forsythe 2005: 304–306. Eckstein 2006: 225–226 discusses the implications of these earlier defeats, and in particular the political responses to the Samnite Wars. 33 For a narrative of the wars, see Cornell 1995: 345–363. 34 Thus the premise of Bruckmann 1936, with regard to Livy’s models for writing defeats, but see now Levene 2010: 261–316.

870e); like the famous Thermopylae epigram, the fallen speak of their sacrifice in the first person. See Low 2003 on war commemoration in Greek states other than Athens. 36 The type of inscription will have been dictated by the conditions of burial and the specific military merit of the individual; for an honorific verse inscription over a grave, see IG I2 1085 (= Meiggs & Lewis 51 = Fornara 101), found in Athens but commemorating Pythion of Megara. 293; Clairmont 1983: 235–236; cf. 11–12; Tritle 2000: 166–167.

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