Crassus: The First Tycoon (Ancient Lives)

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Crassus: The First Tycoon (Ancient Lives)

Crassus: The First Tycoon (Ancient Lives)

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The focus is really on the power politics of the times and much less on the day to day life of this 'first financier'. One of the strengths of Stothard's writing is that he shows rather than tells: anecdote is preferred to adjectives. Well written and interesting, it's a short book at less than 150 pages (excluding index etc) but there's enough in it to keep the narrative flowing. The story of Crassus is both extraordinary and cautionary, but through his eyes you can get a unique POV into the quickly unraveling world of the Republic. Dip Into NEW PAPERBACKS [jsb_filter_by_tags count="15" show_more="10" sort_by="total_products"/] A selection of recent paperbacks.

It moves quickly and feels jumpy at times but it is informative and tries to stick to the source material. Stothard’s biographical history is erudite yet written in an easy-to-read style honed by years as an editor, journalist, and critic.Crassus is the least known of the Triumvirate of the Late Republic so this book likely fills th gap between all that is written about Pompey and Caesar. A memorable phase it is too: 'Vagises held out a soft hand, palm upward, laughed and said: "Hair will grow here, Crassus, before you see Seleuceia. This short biography is nice and concise, but it can only be so short because it assumes good prior knowledge.

If historical writing has shifted attention from the privileged and powerful in recent years, hovering over the lives of outsiders and the disenfranchised, Crassus yanks that pendulum right from its socket. Lesser known probably because he was not so much renowned for his battlefield exploits than the other two, he preferred the shadows and finance was his strength.Remarkables REMARKABLES Intriguing, stunning, or otherwise remarkable books These include fine editions, foreign publications exceptional for their interest or production, special editions and some first-rate books from very small publishers. Scriitorul englez, jurnalist și critic, se pare că a scris această operă la "comanda" Universității Yale ca parte dintr-o serie mai largă în care sunt descrise scurt, clar și la obiect, viețile antice ale unor personalități alese mai mult sau mai puțin aleatoriu (Cleopatra, Ramses, Demetrius, Julian Apostatul).

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