Marius Mules VIII

51 BC. In the aftermath of the dreadful siege of Alesia the tribes of Gaul lie broken and sparse, and yet the fires of rebellion still burn in the hearts of a few.

Marius  Mules VIII

51 BC. In the aftermath of the dreadful siege of Alesia the tribes of Gaul lie broken and sparse, and yet the fires of rebellion still burn in the hearts of a few. As Caesar and his army continue to pacify the land wherever revolt can be found, a new conspiracy is rising. Lucterius of the Cadurci, survivor of Alesia, seeks to raise a new great revolt, building an army in his homeland while a small group of dangerous warriors embark upon a secret and dangerous mission to rebuild all that was lost in that great siege. Meanwhile, Marcus Falerius Fronto tries to adjust to life as a wine merchant in Massilia, little suspecting that old friends and new will soon be fighting alongside him as the last great threat from Gaul is brought right to his door. The final battle for Gaul is about to begin.

Marius Mules XII

Also by S. J. A. Turney: Continuing the Marius' Mules Series Marius' Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul (2009) Marius' ... to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons of Taranis (2015) Marius' Mules IX: ...

Marius  Mules XII

Winter, 48 BC. Caesar and his small force are trapped in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Caught up in the dynastic struggles of the House of Ptolemy, the consul has sided with the clever and ruthless Queen Cleopatra. Her brother and fellow monarch Ptolemy XIII languishes in the palace, a hostage of Caesar’s, while a huge army under the command of the Egyptian general Achillas closes on the city to free him. With both the future of this ancient land and the safety of Caesar and his men at stake, Fronto and his friends face the terrible task of holding an unfamiliar city under siege, in the desperate hope that reinforcements will reach them before the enemy break in. But Egyptian reinforcements gather too, and with the interference of the youngest princess, Arsinoë, the future is far from written. Trapped, besieged and outnumbered, time is running out for the Romans, as shadows loom across the sands of Egypt

Marius Mules XI

Also by S. J. A. Turney: Continuing the Marius' Mules Series Marius' Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul (2009) Marius' ... to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons of Taranis (2015) Marius' Mules IX: ...

Marius  Mules XI

It is 48 BC and Caesar is master of Rome, but Pompey is at large in the huge recruiting grounds of the east with a core of powerful officers, nominally representing the senate in absentia. As the general deals with matters in the city his army gathers at the coast, waiting to cross the sea and fight that worst of all conflicts: civil war. This will be no easy campaign for Caesar and his officers. Fronto and Galronus, both preparing to join the campaign, know that they will face appalling odds right from the outset, for Pompey's immense navy controls the seas, and the force he has gathered in the east will dwarf that of Caesar, commanded by shrewd officers like the great Scipio and the turncoat Labienus. From the bitter Adriatic Sea to the mountains and valleys of the Balkans, Fronto and his men strive to stop Pompey and bring the war to an end, heading for a conflict the likes of which none have ever seen. Hades awaits the legions of Rome on the plains of Pharsalus.

Marius Mules I

... (2011) Marius' Mules IV: Conspiracy of Eagles (2012) Marius' Mules V: Hades' Gate (2013) Marius' Mules VI: Caesar's Vow (2014) Marius' Mules: Prelude to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons ...

Marius  Mules I

It is 58 BC and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar. Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth is a career soldier and long-time companion of Caesar's. Despite his desire for the simplicity of the military life, he cannot help but be drawn into intrigue and politics as Caesar engineers a motive to invade the lands of Gaul. Fronto is about to discover that politics can be as dangerous as battle, that old enemies can be trusted more than new friends as Caesar, even the most ethical of men risk being burned.

Marius Mules IX

Continuing the Marius' Mules Series Marius' Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul (2009) Marius' Mules II: The Belgae (2010) ... Vow (2014) Marius' Mules: Prelude to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons ...

Marius  Mules IX


Marius Mules XIII

Marius' Mules V: Hades' Gate (2013) Marius' Mules VI: Caesar's Vow (2014) Marius' Mules: Prelude to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons of Taranis (2015) Marius' Mules IX: Pax Gallica (2016) ...

Marius  Mules XIII

46 BC. Pompey is dead, Egypt is settled, and Rome is controlled by the loyal Marcus Antonius. As the new year looms, Rome’s greatest general and dictator Julius Caesar moves precipitously to take on the last stronghold of the rebel faction: Africa.Crossing against all advice in the middle of winter, with minimal forces and little forward planning, the campaign almost dies before it begins, legions scattered across the sea by vicious storms, the general putting ashore with just a single legion and his most trusted veteran commander: Marcus Falerius Fronto. But the war in Africa is no easy task. Scipio, Cato and Caesar’s one-time lieutenant Labienus have gathered an enormous force to counter him, and are prepared to fight to the death. With few troops, no supplies, little foreknowledge, and all the problems of a winter campaign, Fronto and Caesar face a monumental struggle, yet they know they must win for the prize in this campaign is nothing less than control of the republic itself. Rome hangs in the balance.

Marius Mules XIV

Also by S. J. A. Turney: Continuing the Marius' Mules Series Marius' Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul (2009) Marius' ... to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons of Taranis (2015) Marius' Mules IX: ...

Marius  Mules XIV

The war in Africa is over and the rebel cause hangs by a thread. With opposition to Caesar now led by Labienus and by Pompey’s sons in Hispania, Caesar is one step from ending the civil war that has plagued Rome for years. Before the war can be pursued, though, Caesar has matters to attend to in Rome. And against a backdrop of glorious triumphs and civil friction, the general’s old warhorse Marcus Falerius Fronto begins to uncover a series of events that may have a cause in common. Investigation, however, is sidelined as necessity finally draws everyone across the sea to the crucible of war once again. In Hispania the clouds gather, for though the rebels may have been pushed into a corner, they are far from beaten. With the great name of Pompey and the tactical genius of Labienus on their side, Caesar must fight hard to win the day. Fronto and his friends must give all they have now, for the prize for this campaign is the ultimate one: the republic itself.

Marius Mules X

Also by S. J. A. Turney: Continuing the Marius' Mules Series Marius' Marius' Marius' Marius' Marius' Marius' ... Gate (2013) Mules VI: Caesar's Vow (2014) Mules: Prelude to War (2014) Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Mules VIII: Sons ...

Marius  Mules X

The war in Gaul is over, but the fight for Rome is only just beginning. Denied his consulship by the senate and nearing the end of his term as governor, Caesar waits at Ravenna with one legion, making a last attempt at reconciliation. Threatened with prosecution if he returns to Rome, just one path is becoming clear: war against the senate. Fronto and Galronus are bound to the service of the Proconsul, facing a war against other Romans, and able neither to prevent nor avoid it. Caesar’s path to safety will take them the length of Italy, and to familiar old lands in southern Gaul and Spain, where their friends and family now wait, believing themselves safe from hostilities. With a new officer stirring up trouble, Pompey and the senate defying them, a father-in-law busily incriminating himself and powerful Roman generals consolidating positions against them, Fronto and his friend are bound for that worst of all conflicts: Civil War.

Vengeance

Continuing the Marius' Mules Series Marius' Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul (2009) Marius' Mules II: The Belgae ... to War (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: Sons of Taranis (2015) Marius' Mules IX: Pax ...

Vengeance

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Bear and the Wolf

... (2010) Marius' Mules III: Gallia Invicta (2011) Marius' Mules IV: Conspiracy of Eagles (2012) Marius' Mules V. Hades Gate (2013) Marius' Mules VI: Caesar's Vow (2014) Marius' Mules VII: The Great Revolt (2014) Marius' Mules VIII: ...

Bear and the Wolf

Senna, a native Briton married to a Roman auxiliary, accidentally uncovers a dreadful plan by the rebellious northern Maeatae tribe. Her husband Brigius, a Briton who now serves Rome, is torn when the imperial prince Caracalla arrives in northern Britannia with his unit of vicious, dangerous Numidian cavalry, causing trouble and endangering the couple's once peaceful life. Heedless of the danger to both them and their world, the pair see only one way to ensure the continuation of peace in the north, and it carries a horrifying risk. From two acclaimed authors of Historical Fiction set in the world of Rome, The Bear and the Wolf is a tale for all ages sure to enthrall. Originally penned for the Alderney Literary Festival, this short story is available at this time only in eBook form.

Pliny the Elder The Natural History Book VII with Book VIII 1 34

(Marius's soldiers came to be called “Marius's Mules.”) He was continually re-elected consul year after year through 100, driving back a series of Germanic incursions. In the following decade he lost his support among the nobles and saw ...

Pliny the Elder  The Natural History Book VII  with Book VIII 1 34

Pliny the Elder's Natural History is a vast encyclopaedia, surveying natural phenomena from cosmology to biology, medicine to magic. Direct observation, informed speculation and common knowledge are combined to present a key snapshot of ancient thought and the Romans' perspective on the world around them. Book VII of The Natural History provides a detailed examination of the human animal and is crucial to understanding the work as a whole. In Pliny's eyes, mankind 'for whose sake nature was created', represents the basis for which the natural world was founded and structured. As a result, the book provides valuable insight into the extraordinary complex of ideas and beliefs that were current in Pliny's era. One of the most interesting transitions of subject in The Natural History is that from man to animals (between Books VII and VIII) and for this reason the section on elephants at the beginning of Book VIII is included here, to show how Pliny moves on to his account of the animal he considers 'nearest to the human disposition'. This edition provides the full Latin text accompanied by commentary notes that provide linguistic help and explanations, plus vocabulary lists of Latin terms and an index of proper names. The in-depth introduction provides valuable details about the work's historical, scientific and literary context, as well as an overview of the work's legacy and reception.

Marius Mules VII

The forces of the Tenth had driven them back across the plateau, but they had run out of places to retreat, the front ranks of the Eighth pushing in from the far side, squeezing them between the two legions, the only real path to ...

Marius  Mules VII

The pieces are in place. After many months of clandestine organisation, Vercingetorix, backed by the druids and leading an army of rebellious tribes, is ready to make his first moves towards independence for his people and the annihilation of Rome's presence in Gaul. Meanwhile, Caesar tends to business in Aquileia, unaware that he is cut off from the bulk of his army in the north by the rebellion. A desperate message brought to Fronto at Massilia spurs the forces of Rome into movement and Caesar is compelled to act in cunning and unexpected ways in order to recover the initiative. Fronto and his friends are heading for a clash of armies the likes of which the north has never seen, and the Tenth's legate is about to face his most trying year yet facing his opposite number - a chieftain of the Arverni - across the fields and hills of Gaul towards the greatest siege he's ever experienced: Alesia.

Marius Mules V Hades Gate

"Brutus' Eighth, sir?" "The Eighth" Caesar confirmed, moving the 'VIII' marker to their current position on the map. "I am, however, putting Brutus in overall command of the garrison, the port and the navy, as well as the cavalry ...

Marius  Mules V  Hades  Gate

54BC. As tensions build in Gaul and the druids manoeuvre the tribes towards general rebellion, Priscus and the diminishing senior staff of Caesar's army prepare to return to Britannia, this time with a vast army and a will to crush the tribes of that mysterious island. Meanwhile in Rome and with his ties to the general severed, Fronto contemplates a non-military future as he settles into the life of a married nobleman, socialising with Rome's elite and coming to terms with the decline in his fitness in recent months. In this year of rising troubles, Priscus will miss his former commander's presence more than ever, while Fronto will learn more than he wishes to of the great Pompey. With rebellious Gauls, defiant Britons, vengeful giants, veteran gladiators and dangerous criminals, Fronto is pushed to the limits, driving him to a decision he dreads and a battle for his very life at the steaming, hellish land of Hades' Gate.

Plutarch s Lives in Eight Volumes

VIII . 203 197 : Mithrobarzanes sent with an Army down at Sparta , 202. and none by Tigranes againft Lucullus , IV . but Iron ... Marius's Mules , a « Name given to bis Soldiers , and why , Money of Gold or Silver cried Mummins VI .

Plutarch s Lives in Eight Volumes


The Making of the Roman Army

Marius is credited with a specific modification to the pilum, by which one of the two iron rivets, ... and were henceforth known as Marius' Mules.8 The idea that the soldier should carry a heavy load was not new: Philip II of Macedon ...

The Making of the Roman Army

In this new edition, with a new preface and an updated bibliography, the author provides a comprehensive and well-documented survey of the evolution and growth of the remarkable military enterprise of the Roman army. Lawrence Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between the historical view of the Republic and the archaeological approach to the Empire by examining archaeological evidence from the earlier years. The arguments of The Making of the Roman Army are clearly illustrated with specially prepared maps and diagrams and photographs of Republican monuments and coins.

The Legionary

... 23 route marches 8 tents 20 , 21 trades 12 training 8 , 10 see also Roman army Seventh Legion ' Marius's mules ' 8 Maximus , Tiberius Claudius , tombstone 2 , 30 , 31 Polybius , Greek historian 27 Pompey the Great 26 fortifications ...

The Legionary

A reconstruction of the life of an actual Roman soldier focuses on his brave service as part of the Seventh Legion in central Europe under the Emperor Trajan around 85 A.D.

Thirteen Satires of Juvenal

[ VIII 244–250 once 8 iurare pudebit , I et quem , si steteris umquam cervice soluta , nunc olim factura deum es . ... cooking for themselves , etc. that willing and hardworking sol . diers were thenceforward called Marius ' mules .

Thirteen Satires of Juvenal


Plutarch s Lives

In Eight Volumes. ... Marius's mules , a proverb , laborious fellows so called , Marphadates , a prince of Cappadocia , the husband of Psycbe , vi . ... He takes her again , the being a rich widow , 209 Martianus a gladiator , viii .

Plutarch s Lives


Thirteen satires of Juvenal

245–253 Another rustic from Arpinum , Marius , was once day - labourer , then a private in the army ; yet he repelled ... cooking for themselves , etc. that willing and hardworking sol . diers were thenceforward called Marius ' mules .

Thirteen satires of Juvenal