Author: Norman Davies
ISBN: 9780198201717
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AQUILA THE eagle's ranking as 'king of the birds' is as ancient as the lion's as '
king of the beasts'. In Roman lore, it was Jupiter's 'storm-bird', carrier of the
thunderbolt. Eagles figured as emblems of power and majesty in Babylon and
Persia, and were adopted by the Roman general, Marius, after his oriental
conquests. The legions of the Roman Empire marched behind eagle ensigns;
and Roman consuls carried eagle-tipped sceptres.' (See Appendix III. p. 1228.) In
Slavonic folklore ...

Rome The Eagle Of The Twelfth

Author: M C Scott
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409043185
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The carnage as iron and flesh met sharp and solid oak was horrible to watch,
made worse by the storm of spears before, and the hail of arrows that followed as
our Pannonian archers shot from the flanks into the centre. Horses fell, churning
the earth with their dying feet; their riders died, crushed under so much armour.
The whole Parthian front rank fell, but they jammed the stakes and the next ones
jumped them; they had no chance to slow, and so they met the second rank of
stakes, ...

Storm Of Eagles

Author: John Dibbs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147282301X
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An amphibious invasion at Anzio on January 22, 1944 was intended to outflank
the German defensive lines and open a path to Rome, but the American
commanders failed to quickly capitalize on the initial successes. Eventually, a
frontal assault at Monte Cassino broke through and the Allies captured Rome on
June 4, 1944 – the first Axis capital to fall. Fighting continued up the Italian
peninsula until the German armed forces in Italy eventually surrendered on May
2, 1945. 85.

A Fall Of Eagles

Author: Christopher Ray
ISBN: 1409210227
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The Roman legions can march through our country at will, burning everything as
they go if they so desire. They'd be quite willing to see the whole region in flames
as long as they can get their precious frontier on the Elbe. I told you, before you
went to Rome, they're like a great storm blowing across the world. Who can turn
back a storm?” “They're not a storm. They're just men like you and I. Organised
they might well be, but they're not Gods. They die like everyone else and I know
how ...

Eagles In The Dust

Author: Adrian Coombs-Hoar
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473852463
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The Roman Defeat at Adrianopolis AD 378 Adrian Coombs-Hoar. storm the city's
gates. They were met not with an undefended city but by a storm of missile fire by
the alert and waiting defenders. The Goths were further taken aback during the
battle when the Romans began to rain down stones from the artillery pieces on
the walls and they had to be rallied by their chieftains who attempted to inspire
their fellow tribesmen by fighting in the front ranks.4 The Goths made a concerted

Rome S Fallen Eagle

Author: Robert Fabbri
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782390332
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'But that's just my point, they did get the Eagle but they took it straight back across
the Rhenus; if we find this Eagle then we're going to take it back by sea. When
Germanicus took us back by that route after his victories here the German gods
sent the storm after us in vengeance and you know the rest. And we're about to
do the very same thing.' 'Then we shall make sure that we sacrifice to the right
gods. The Batavians worship them after all.' Vespasian turned to Ansigar who
looked ...

The Eagle S Conquest

Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429980302
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A flicker of white light illuminated them from within and moments later a deep
rumble echoed towards the Roman camp. 'The litter please, Narcissus. Quick as
you can.' 'At once, Caesar.' While the chief secretary hurriedly passed the
instruction on, the Emperor stood and watched the approaching storm with a
frown, as if his displeasure might ward it off. A jagged white line stabbed down in
the marshland a short distance upriver and the air was split by a terrible sound
like tearing metal ...

Under The Eagle

Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429968270
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A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism with the Roman Legions
Simon Scarrow ... “True, but I've found Rome a little uncomfortable since that
nasty business with Scribonianus in Dalmatia last year. ... An embarrassing
silence settled between them as they both thought back to the night of a terrible
storm raging over Rome, when a little boy, scared out of his wits by the thunder
and lightning, had huddled in the corner of a small ante-room where a man and a
woman were ...