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by Hubert A Holden

  • ISBN: 1117051234
  • Category: Deliver toandnbsp;Russian Federation
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Hubert A Holden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (November 13, 2009)
  • Pages: 366
  • ePub book: 1987 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1952 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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There is not any more marvellous character in history; certainly none more prominent among the warriors and statesmen of the Roman Republic, than Lucius Cornelius Sulla, nor is there any among Plutarch's lives of Roman worthies that surpasses in importance and interest that of the great Dictator, based, as it undoubtedly is, upon the autobiographical Memoirs, which occupied him in his retirement. Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at ww. orgottenbooks.

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Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix (22–62 AD) was one of the lesser known figures of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of ancient Rome

Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix (22–62 AD) was one of the lesser known figures of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of ancient Rome. Felix was the son of Domitia Lepida the Younger and the suffect consul of 31, Faustus Cornelius Sulla Lucullus, a descendant of the Dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Tell us if something is incorrect. We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer.

All of Plutarch's Lives are onsite; in turn part of a very large site on classical Antiquity

All of Plutarch's Lives are onsite; in turn part of a very large site on classical Antiquity. 1 1 Lucius Cornelius Sulla belonged to a patrician, or noble, family, and one of his ancestors, Rufinus, is said to have been consul, although he was not so conspicuous for this honour as for the dishonour which he incurred. For he was found to be possessed of more than ten pounds of silver plate, contrary to the law, and was for this reason expelled from the senate.

Excerpt from Plutarch's Life of Lucius Cornelius Sulla: With Introduction, Notes, and a Lexicon. near Puteoli until a few days before his death.

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Kajishakar Kajishakar
Roman history is a fertile source for good writers of historical fiction, as many have discovered with squad of authors who have mined the archives on Julius Caesar and his many campaigns right up to the end of then barbarously uncivil war that raged between himself and his political opponents culminating in the rise of young Octavian reborn as Augustus Caesar.
Although probably the most famous Roman leader of all, he had to fight his father in law, Sulla, over Sulla's decision that his daughter should not have married Caesar, but someone else.
While Sulla's life may be a bit obscured and overlooked by writes about Roman Legions, Sulla does seriously deserve to be considered as a Roman Consul and general who was appointed as Dictator, and who, once he had finished his work as a general with all of the Imperium that could be collected in his day resigned his office and went back to being an ordinary Roman citizen.
I will avoid giving many details of his last days as it may spoil many a great, thus far, unwritten series of works of historical fiction that have a connection with a very real and powerful Roman leader, albeit one with some quite odd tendencies.
Sulla, who lived from 138 BCE to 78 BCE, has been described by Plutarch as possessing blue eyes that were 'extremely keen and glaring' and that they were rendered all the more formidable and terrible b the complexion of his face, white mixed with rough blotches of fiery red. Indeed Plutarch himself, who lived between 46 and 120 CE,somewhat laconically, observed that the time in which Sulla lived was'no longer an age of pure and upright manners but had already declined, and yielded to the appetite for riches and luxury'.
Sulla's many contemporaries include Julius Caesar (whom Sulla wanted to have executed), Cicero, Marius, Lucullus, Lepidus, Pompey (who persuaded Sulla to allow him to use the word 'great' as part of his name) Metellus, Sulpicius, and many more.
At his triumph in Rome, he, amongst a great deal of other items - on the first day displayed 15,000 pounds of gold and 115,000 pounds of silver. On the second day of his triumph, he showed a further 13,000 pounds of gold and another 6000 pounds weight of silver. Such a massive sum was not acquired by wholly peaceful means, but it gives an idea of the extent to which Sulla was able to acquire money as a result of his many proscriptions of Roman citizens but, more importantly, of his success as a general holding an Imperium to conduct war on Rome's behalf. The ever present Mithrodates was at war with Rome, almost as usual, and it was Sulla's task to go fighting and preferably to reduce Mithrodates' wealth, power and influence. It is in these campaigns, in the far-flung parts of the Roman State that the seeds of many a good book or series of books could be mined, very similar to the way Julius Caesar's career as a general, has been the subject of extensive referral by many mature and skilled writers who understand the concept of the legion as an entity in Roman society.
Sulla and Marius were both ruthless generals, with Sulla having an edge in sheer rapacity. And it is in this aspect of his career as a general that many a writer, in my opinion, could usefully, not simply read the book, but mine the footnotes for further information about Sulla's long career and his rise, almost from poverty to very significant wealth in gold and silver, but also in land. The manner in which he could exercise the power that he had generally in the interests of Rome, but sometimes in the interests of Sulla himself.
There is widespread discussion about the manner of his death but that is something that military writers will have no trouble in making a central item in one or two historical novels.
Julius Caesar, his life and career as a general from his baptism of fire in the commencement of the Gallic Wars and his brilliant conclusion of those wars a decade or so later at the extraordinary dual circumvallation of Alesia which brought to an end the wars in Gall (for the time being).
It also started another fruitful period for authors in the barbarously uncivil war that was carried out by Caesar with different allies over a relatively short space of time. Sulla, like Caesar, was involved in bringing to an end a different civil war within the Rome Empire. The manner in which they both dealt with the issues that arose would enthrall, in my opinion, many an avid reader of Roman historical novels.
I recommend this book. It does, however, require a wide knowledge of Latin, Greek and other languages because the author, remember, is writing from his own time in the 18th century. Again, in my opinion, the footnotes are very valuable for a writer as they indicate areas of interest to a historical novelist.
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