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The main finished and up to date paintings to be had on historic Macedonian heritage and fabric tradition, A better half to old Macedonia is a useful reference for college students and students alike.

Features new, specifically commissioned essays through major and up-and-coming students within the field.
Examines the political, army, social, fiscal, and cultural historical past of historic Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyond.
Discusses the significance of artwork, archaeology and architecture.
All old assets are translated in English.
Each bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for additional analyzing.

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Roman strategy, which mainly aimed at containment, was directed towards holding certain strongly fortified towns, which had remained loyal within the rebel territory. Sulla himself served on the southern front as a legate under the command of one of the consuls, L. 41 Despite the heady promise of the omen which he had received as he set out from Rome, Sulla’s performance in the early part of his campaign can hardly be described as striking. He seems to have spent much of his time guarding the flank of L.

As 25 T H E L O N G ROA D : 1 0 4 – 8 9 B C might be expected, Marius in these matters made full use of those talents which Sulla displayed in capturing Jugurtha, and the latter justified his general’s confidence by achieving what was, so far as we can tell, the most striking success of the whole of this diplomatic campaign. In 103, as military tribune, he undertook the dangerous task of approaching the Marsi, one of the Germanic tribes which, like so many others, had left their home to join in the movement of peoples.

If Sulla could be induced to stand first for the aedileship, then he would have to give games and something special could be expected from him, as he would be able to get all sorts of exotic beasts from Africa. So they refused to elect him praetor. Nothing daunted, Sulla entered the fray again in the following year, seeking not the aedileship but the praetorship once more. He had, however, absorbed fully the lessons of the previous year. Nothing more was heard about his mighty deeds in war. Instead he told the people what they wanted to hear.

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