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By Mary Beard

ISBN-10: 8498926335

ISBN-13: 9788498926330

“Este libro –nos cube Mary Beard, l. a. más grande figura genuine de los estudios clásicos- es un viaje guiado por el mundo clásico, desde el palacio prehistórico de Knossos, en Creta, hasta el imaginario poblado de Astérix, en las Galias”. En él nos habla de personajes famosos, como Alejandro el Magno o Nerón, pero también de los angeles gente común, de los esclavos, los soldados o los millones de ciudadanos del Imperio que vivían bajo un régimen de ocupación militar. Este libro recupera sus vidas y costumbres; pero su objeto important es el de enseñarnos a disfrutar de los angeles riqueza que representa los angeles herencia de los clásicos, donde hay mucho que sigue siendo vivo y palpitante. Un campo del saber que no es sólo tradición, sino también aventura e innovación, donde queda mucho por descubrir y debatir acerca de los más diversos temas: de cuán importante fue realmente Cleopatra, de si Calígula no fue más que un chalado o de cómo se las arreglaron los romanos para adquirir tantos esclavos. “Si los romanos hubieran podido contar en su tiempo con Mary Beard –ha dicho un crítico-  conservarían todavía el Imperio”. 

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Confederates countered that initiative too, but in the process created an unfortunate anomaly in their position. General Edward 'Allegheny' Johnson (the nickname came from an early war victory at a place called Allegheny) led his Confederate division northeast from the Brock Road long after sundown. In the inky darkness, Johnson's staff and the van of the division emerged from thick woods into the edge of a clearing. They could see Federal campfires in the distance at what seemed to be a lower elevation, so they stopped and began to erect defensive works.

Chancellorsville was the largest battle ever fought in Virginia, and Gettysburg the costliest of the entire war; but 1863 had produced far less intense combat than the armies had experienced in 1862. The soldiers who settled into winter camps in December 1863 faced, unawares, a new year that would bring far more fighting than the year just past, and under far different circumstances. The fighting Into the Wilderness In May 1864, the Federal army advanced across the Rapidan river and ended a period of six months during which that stream had, almost without interruption, constituted the military frontier between the United States and the Confederate States.

On 7 May, Grant moved southeast away from the Wilderness, toward Spotsylvania Court House. thunderbolt. The Brock Road offered Grant and Meade the only practicable route southward through the Wilderness. Two east-west roads served Lee as corridors of advance and attack. 5 miles (4km) north of the parallel Orange Plank Road. Densely scrubby country separated them. The intersections of the two Orange roads with the Brock Road network became the focus of the strivings of both armies for two days, 5-6 May 1864.

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