Empire, Oil, and Disaster - blog about my new book

A religious sect getting more and more attention of the world. Jews in the Middle East already have problems with them. Coincidentally, a terrible terract happens in the largest city of the empire. The same religious sect is blamed for it. The year is 64 AD. The sect is Christians. The place is Rome of the emperor Nero.
Beware of September Ides!

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Ancient Egypt by David P. Silverman – Oxford University Press

Ancient Egypt by David P. Silverman (Editor) – Oxford University Press and Dunkan Baird Publishers Ltd., 2003 (copyright 1997), ISBN 0-19-521952-X

Another excellent choice by Oxford University Press. Apparently the book was created and prepared by Dunkan Baird Publishers Ltd., and then picked up by Oxford University Press. Well, seems like that how publishing industry will work in the near future – small companies taking the risk and large companies providing large distribution for winners. But anyway, that one was a great choice by OUP editors.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Where was Legio X Fretensis and Centurion Furious in AD 65-66?

From Wikipedia:
"In 66, the X Fretensis and V Macedonica went to Alexandria for an invasion of Ethiopia planned by Nero. However, the two legions were needed in Iudaea to suppress a revolt."
It means that in 65 (Book II) it was in Judea, and it was sent to Alexadnria soon before the revolt, where it was under direct command of Vespasian.

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