Matyszak Philip

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Starověký Řím


S tímto jedinečným průvodcem Římem roku 200 našeho letopočtu sepsaným špičkovým odborníkem na antickou historii v duchu moderních turistických příruček vám k úžasnému výletu proti proudu času postačí jen trocha představivosti a kartáček na zuby!
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13,35 € 14,05 €

Antik Róma


Philip Matyszak szórakoztató útikönyvéből minden hasznos információt megtudhatunk, ami egy időutazáshoz szükséges az ókori Rómába. Készüljünk fel a kalandokra: a Kr. u. 200 körüli évekbe utazunk! Csupán a képzelőerőnkre és egy fogkefére lesz szükségünk. A szerző tanácsokat ad arra nézve, hogyan szervezzük meg a tengeri utazást Itáliába, melyik utat válasszuk Rómába, és mit érdemes megnéznünk a város híres hét dombján. Megtudhatjuk, mit kell magunkkal vinnünk egy előkelő lakomára (étkező köpenyt, saját szalvétát és házicipőt), hol találhatók a legjobb piacok, nyilvános fürdők... no és a bordélyházak. Sétáink során megismerhetjük a belváros összes nevezetességét a Palatinus-dombon magasodó császári palotáktól kezdve a Forum Romanum nyüzsgő forgatagán keresztül a Pantheon pompájáig. Az antik világ legnagyobb és legnépesebb városa rengeteg érdekes látnivalót tartogat, többek közt izgalmas harcikocsi-versenyeket a Circus Maximusba és véres gladiátorküzdelmeket a Colosseumban. E szellemes és olvasmányos útikönyvet a történelem és az utazás kedvelőinek ajánljuk, valamint mindazoknak, akik valaha elgondolkoztak azon, milyen is lenne ellátogatni az ókori világ legnagyobb városába. A kötet közel ötven illusztrációja között 11 színes ábrázolás található.
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11,09 € 11,67 €

Gladiator


An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum. So you think you’d like to be a gladiator? Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Win fame and fortune in one of Rome’s most glamorous locations, in the presence of the emperor himself. Who wouldn’t kill for a job like that? This handy guide tells you everything you need to know before you step out to fight for your life in front of a roaring crowd: Why you should become a gladiator How to join the most glamorous?yet lethal?profession on earth Who will try to kill you, and with what Which arena of the empire is the right one for you When and how often you will fight What happens before, during, and after a duel Combining the latest research with modern reconstructions, Gladiator helps you experience firsthand the spectacular yet brutal life and death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome. 21 color and 91 black-and-white illustrations
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15,15 € 15,95 €

Legionary


Your Emperor needs you! The year is ad 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconquerable, from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia. But the might of Rome rests entirely on the shoulders of the legionaries, who stand strong against the barbarian hordes, pushing back the frontiers of the empire. This book - a kind of `unofficial guide' for the new recruit, and part of Thames & Hudson's highly successful `Unofficial Manual' series - tells you how to get in and get on in the legions, the best places to serve, life in camp, on campaign and in battle, and such things as how to stop your armour going rusty and how to storm a city. It will have immense appeal to all those who enjoy ancient history, but who want to be entertained at the same time.
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11,88 € 12,50 €

The Greeks - Lost Civilizations


This is ancient Greece - but not as we know it. Few people today appreciate that Greek civilization was spread across the Middle East, and that there were Greek cities in the foothills of the Himalayas. This book tells the story of the Greeks outside Greece, such as Sappho, the poet from Lesbos; Archimedes, a native of Syracuse; and Herodotus, who was born in Asia Minor as a subject of the Persian Empire. From the earliest times of prehistoric Greek colonies around the Black Sea, through settlements in Spain and Italy, to the conquests of Alexander and the glories of the Hellenistic era, Philip Matyszak illuminates the Greek soldiers, statesmen, scientists and philosophers who, though they seldom - if ever - set foot on the Greek mainland, nevertheless laid the foundations of what we call 'Greek culture' today. Instead of following the well-worn path of describing Athenian democracy and Spartan militarism, this book offers a fresh look at what it meant to be Greek by telling the story of the Greeks abroad, from India to Spain.
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18,95 € 19,95 €

Ancient Magic


Magic was everywhere in the ancient world. The supernatural abounded, turning flowers into fruit and caterpillars into butterflies. Magic packed a cloud of water vapour with energy enough to destroy a house with one well-aimed thunderbolt. It was everyday magic, but it was still magical. Philip Matyszak takes readers into that world. He shows us how to make a love potion or cast a curse, how to talk to the dead and how to identify and protect oneself from evil spirits. He takes us to a world where gods, like humans, were creatures of space and time; where people could not just talk to spirits and deities, but could even themselves become divine; and where divine beings could fall from - or be promoted to - full godhood. Ancient Magic offers us a new way of understanding the role of magic, looking at its history in all of its classical forms. Drawing on a wide array of sources, from Greek dramas to curse tablets, and lavishly illustrated throughout, and packed with information, surprises, lore and learning, this book will offer an engaging and accessible way into the supernatural for all.
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18,00 € 18,95 €

24 hodín v starovekom Ríme


Jeden deň v živote ľudí, ktorí tam žili. Spoznajte skutočný Rím prostredníctvom 24 hodín v živote jeho obyvateľov. V tejto pútavej a zároveň náučnej knihe nám historik a autor bestsellerov Philip Matyszak predstaví ľudí, ktorí tam žili a pracovali. Každú dennú a nočnú hodinu spoznáme novú postavu – cisára, slúžku, gladiátora, astrológa, posla, výrobcu vodných hodín, kňažku, otroka, senátora či strážnika a mnohých ďalších, a dozvieme sa fascinujúce podrobnosti z ich každodenného života. V príbehoch občanov antického Ríma pred našimi očami ožíva svet tohto legendami opradeného dôležitého mesta svetovej histórie.
Na sklade 5Ks
11,39 € 11,99 €

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World


The ancient world saw the birth and collapse of great civilizations. In mainstream history the Classical world is dominated by Greece and Rome, and the Biblical world is centred on the Hebrews. Yet the roughly four-and-a-half thousand years (4000 bc-ad 550) covered in this book saw many peoples come and go within the brawling, multi-cultural mass of humanity that occupied the ancient Middle East, Mediterranean and beyond. While a handful of ancient cultures have garnered much of the credit, these forgotten peoples also helped to lay the foundations of our modern world. This guide brings these lost peoples out of the shadows to highlight their influence and achievements. Forty-five entries span the birth of civilization in Mesopotamia to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, offering an alternative history focusing on the names we aren't familiar with, from the Hurrians to the Hephthalites, as well as the peoples whose names we know, such as the Philistines and the Vandals, but whose real significance has been obscured. Each entry charts the rise and fall of a lost people, and how their culture echoes through history into the present. Important ancient artefacts are illustrated throughout and fifty specially drawn maps help orientate the reader within this tumultuous period of history. Philip Matyszak brings to life the rich diversity of the peoples founding cities, inventing alphabets and battling each other in the ancient world, and explores how and why they came to be forgotten.
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31,30 € 32,95 €

24 hodín v starovekých Aténach


Strávte 24 hodín so starovekými Aténčanmi. Vnímajte ich pohľadom mesto, keď balansuje na pokraji osudnej vojny, ktorá ukončí zlatý vek Atén. Zatiaľ však pretrváva krehký mier. Celý antický svet sa krčí strachom pred politickou a vojenskou mocou tohto mestského štátu, posúvajúceho hranice spoločenských, literárnych a filozofických inovácií v ére s vysokým počtom géniov. Počas dvadsiatich štyroch hodín sa zoznámime s dvadsiatimi štyrmi Aténčanmi z celej spoločenskej škály – napríklad s otrokyňou, vládnym úradníkom, maliarom váz, námorným veliteľom, ženou v domácnosti a hoplitom. Strávime hodinu v ich spoločnosti a pri pohľade na ich život zistíme, ako vyzerali skutočné staroveké Atény. Každá kapitola opisuje hodinu života v tomto meste a zameriava sa na jednu z týchto osôb.
Na sklade 3Ks
11,39 € 11,99 €

Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day


Here is an informative and entertaining guide to everything that any tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Rome in AD 200. You need only pack your imagination and a toothbrush – this guide provides the rest, describing all the best places to stay and shop, what to do, and what to avoid. Brought to life with wonderful computergenerated reconstructions of ancient Rome, this highly original, witty book will appeal to tourists, armchair travellers and history buffs. Table of Contents 1. Getting There: Puteoli, Hitting the Road • 2. The Environs of Rome:Villas, Aqueducts, Necropolises, The Pomerium, Walls and Gates • 3. Settling In – Where to Stay: The Seven Hills, Types of Accommodation, Sanitary Facilities, Medical Emergencies, What to Wear, Food) • 4. Out and About: Dining Out, Meeting People, Roman Names, The Social Order, Slaves, Family • 5. Shopping: Where to Shop, Changing Money, What to Buy, Aediles • 6. Law and Order: Praetorians, Urban Cohorts, Vigiles, Law Courts, Prison, Punishment • 7. Entertainment: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Theatre, Brothels • 8. Religion: Temples to Visit, Religious Festivals • 9. Must-See Sites: The Forum of the Romans, The Arch of Titus, The Imperial Forums, The Forum of Augustus, Later Forums, Triumphal Columns, The Tomb of St Peter, The Baths • 10. Roman Walks: The Palatine, Along the Tiber, The Campus Martius
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11,35 € 11,95 €

The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Romes First Dynasty


At the heart of this history of the Julio-Claudian dynasty are the lives of six men - Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius and Nero - men who mastered Rome and changed it from a democracy to a personal possession. It was no easy task: Caesar and Caligula were assassinated, Nero committed suicide and Claudius was poisoned. Only Augustus and Tiberius died natural deaths - and even that is uncertain. The Julio-Claudian saga has a host of other characters, from Cicero, the last great statesman of the Republic, to Livia, matriarch of the Empire; the passionate Mark Antony and the scheming Sejanus; and Agrippina, mother of Nero and sister of Caligula, who probably murdered her husband and in turn was killed by her son. Set against a background of foreign wars and domestic intrigue, the story of Rome's greatest dynasty is also the story of the birth of an imperial system that shaped the Europe of today.
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16,10 € 16,95 €

Zapomenuté národy starověkého světa


Bohatě ilustrovaná publikace představuje příběhy zapomenutých národů a jejich významných osobností od Sargona Velikého přes nájezdy barbarských kmenů až po pád Říma. Smyslem knihy je také připomenout si, že civilizace je kolektivním projektem lidstva. Náš moderní svět neutvářely jen „velké“ civilizace.
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23,66 € 24,90 €