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Michael Grant

Michael Grant

·3.99·29,384 Ratings
“ The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. ” ― Anonymous
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  • The Twelve Caesars

    ·4.05·12,027 Ratings
    As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eye-witness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public caree
  • Julius Caesar

    ·3.71·149 Ratings
  • History of Rome

    ·3.93·348 Ratings
    From a small Iron Age settlement on the banks of the Tiber, Rome grew to become the centre of an Empire that dominated the Western world. Powerful in war, Rome was magnificent in peace, so that even today her poets, artists, philosophers and historians ex
  • The Annals of Imperial Rome

    ·3.98·6,302 Ratings
    In "The Annals of Imperial Rome", his last and greatest work, Tacitus (AD c.55-c.117) covers the period from AD 14, just before the death of Augustus, to the death of Nero in AD 68. Not all the passages have survived, but in those that have the depth and
  • Selected Works

    ·3.99·2,765 Ratings
    • Introduction by Michael Grant• Against Verres, I• twenty-three letters• The Second Philippic Against Antony• On Duties, III• On Old Age• Appendices inc. maps, genealogy, definitions.First published 1960; reprinted w/revisions 1965; reprint
  • On the Good Life

    ·4·1,380 Ratings
    Librarian Note: See Alternate Cover Edition HERE.This volume brings together his tentative and undogmatic reflections on the good life, in which he discusses duty, friendship, the training of a statesman, and the importance of moral integrity in the searc
  • Selected Political Speeches

    ·4.03·1,431 Ratings
    Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history. A statesman and lawyer, he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic ci
  • Myths of the Greeks and Romans

    ·3.88·151 Ratings
    s/t: A fascinating study of the world's great myths and their impact on the creative arts through the agesIn this insightful and absorbing book, distinguished historian and classical scholar Michael Grant demonstrates the dynamic effect that ancient mytho
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire

    ·3.79·130 Ratings
    This fall of the Roman Empire has always been regarded as one of the most significant transformations in the whole of human history. A hundred years before it occurred, Rome was an immense power defended by an invincible army. A hundred years later, the p
  • Cleopatra: A Biography

    ·3.86·573 Ratings
    In this readable biography, Grant tells the story of the real queen of Egypt behind the legend--a woman thrust at an early age into the violent & bitter politics of a declining kingdom at the mercy of a growing empire. In both public & private lif
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