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Broken Chariots

Author : J G Willem
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The biggest chariot race of the year. A wealthy patrician favoured to win. Not if Belbus has anything to do about it... This scrappy bookmaker has made his living taking bets on everything from chariot racing to gladiatorial fights to drunken tavern brawls. No more. He wants out. He wants a quiet life in the countryside, and finally he sees a way to get it. Together with his partner-in-training, Belbus hatches a plot to rig the upcoming race and fund his early retirement. Only problem is, it'll put him in the path of ruthless mercenaries, corrupt politicians, hulking gladiators and wily brothel-keepers. Not to mention the sadistic charioteer at the centre of it all; the man Belbus is trying to blackmail. It's all or nothing for Belbus. He's put everything on the line for this one last chance at freedom. His reputation. His safety. His life. If his plan works, it'll be worth it. If it doesn't, the consequences are too terrible to imagine...

Broken Chariots

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The biggest chariot race of the year. A wealthy patrician favoured to win. Not if Belbus has anything to do about it... This scrappy bookmaker has made his living taking bets on everything from chariot racing to gladiatorial fights to drunken tavern brawls. No more. He wants out. He wants a quiet life in the countryside, and finally he sees a way to get it. Together with his partner-in-training, Belbus hatches a plot to rig the upcoming race and fund his early retirement. Only problem is, it'll put him in the path of ruthless mercenaries, corrupt politicians, hulking gladiators and wily brothel-keepers. Not to mention the sadistic charioteer at the centre of it all; the man Belbus is trying to blackmail. It's all or nothing for Belbus. He's put everything on the line for this one last chance at freedom. His reputation. His safety. His life. If his plan works, it'll be worth it. If it doesn't, the consequences are too terrible to imagine...

Mahabharata Book Six Volume 2

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This second half of Bhishma describes the events from the beginning of the fifth day till the end of the tenth of the great battle between the Káuravas and the Pándavas. Despite grandfather Bhishma’s appeal to conclude peace with the Pándavas, Duryódhana continues the bloody battle. The key strategist is general Bhishma, commander of the Káurava forces. Even though he is compelled to fight on the side of the Káuravas, Bhishma’s sympathies are with the Pándavas. After the ninth day of war, when Bhishma has wreaked havoc with their troops, the Pándavas realise that they will be unable to win as long as invincible Bhishma is alive. Bhishma willingly reveals to them how he can be destroyed. Strictly observing the warrior code, he will never fight with Shikhándin, because he was originally born a woman. Bhishma advises the Pándava brothers that Árjuna should strike him from behind Shikhándin’s back, and they follow the grandfather’s advice.

Two Krishnas and One Chariot The Story Of Arjuna

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Brahmananda Patro (J B Patro) retired as a Deputy Chief Executive from the Nuclear Fuels Complex, Hyderabad (earlier in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), specialized in the production of Nuclear Fuels for Power Reactors. He is a member of the early pioneering team in the production of natural uranium, right from milling ore to finished fuel for nuclear power reactors operating in India. During his long service he had the chance to interact and participate in a number of scientific seminars in India and abroad. Drawn to the teachings of Lord Krishna right from a very early age, Mr. Patro viewed Bhagavad-Gita as a treatise on the Physics of energy-The Laws of Thermodynamics-the very cosmic laws that govern of our Universe and conduct our lives as the rita of the Vedas. He has compiled, edited and since published Sree MahaBhagavatam in English translated from original Sanskrit by late Swami Ramakrishna Brahmananda. Enchanted by Lord Krishna’s personality and researching into the classical and contemporary literature on Krishna, his book The Life and Times of Krishna- the Deity Who Lived as Man was published by Wisdom Tree in September 2013.While researching on Krishna Mr. Patro was fascinated by the character of Arjuna, the bosom friend of Krishna. Krishna says on a number of occasions in the Epic Mahabharata that Arjuna is his other self, alter ego. And also, the Puranic literature attributes the duo to the legend of ancient rishis Nara Narayan. Arjuna being an avatar of Nara-The primeval Man or eternal spirit pervading the Universe, always associated with Narayana the Supreme Spirit Vishnu/Krishna. Both are considered as Gods or Sages and accordingly called ‘Deva, Rishi, and Tapasao’. This has been the theme of the book on Pandava hero Arjuna entitled as ‘Two Krishnas and One Chariot-The story of Arjuna. It took about two years to research on the subject from Epic Mahabharata and other related literature. Arjuna was a versatile human, intellectual with an enquiring mind, and a peerless warrior, and Lord Krishna rightly selected him to impart his Science of Yoga which has been handed down to us as Bhagavad Gita.

The Cat of Bubastes

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In 1250 B.C. the teenaged son of the Egyptian high priest sets off a series of harrowing events when he accidentally kills the sacred cat of Bubastes and, accompanied by his sister and two foreign slaves, embarks on a dangerous journey to find safe haven beyond the borders of Egypt.

Chasing Chariots

Author : André J. Veldmeijer
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The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012). The intention of the conference was to make a broad assessment of the current state of knowledge about chariots in Egypt and the Near East, and to provide a forum for discussion. A wide variety of papers are included, ranging from overviews to more detailed studies focusing on a specific topic. These include philology, iconography, archaeology, engineering, history, and conservation. The book is of interest to scholars as well as anyone with an interest in ancient technology, transportation, or warfare.

The Iliad of Homer with Notes To which are Prefix d a Large Preface and the Life of Homer by Madam Dacier Done from the French in Prose by Mr Ozell Mr Broome Mr Oldisworth To which Will be Made Some Farther Notes by Mr Johnson Late of Eton Illustrated with 26 Cuts Design d by Coypel

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The Meerut Universal Magazine

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The Electra of Sophocles

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The Electra of Sophocles critically revised with the aid of Mss newly collated and explained by Frederick H M Blaydes

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The Mahabharata A Modern Retelling

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"The war rages on, and readers are given a taste of what unchecked violence can lead to, even between kith and kin. Ask yourself: Is murder for the sake of honor or duty still occuring today? Have we learned nothing since this was written thousands of years ago?" - The Author

Everyday Life In Ancient Egypt

Author : Masparo,
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Published in the year 2005, Everyday Life In Ancient Egypt is a valuable contribution to the field of Ancient Egyptian History.

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt and Assyria

Author : Gaston Maspero
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"Written by the French Egyptologist who was Director of Archaeology for the French government in Egypt, this book is a complete account of the ancient worlds of Egypt and Assyria. All aspects of society, from royalty to peasantry, religion to death, war to peace are described here in great detail. Clearly and enthusiastically written, it is like suddenly being taken back three thousand years to the market stalls of ancient Egypt, or the battlefields of the Assyrians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Life in Ancient Egypt and Assyria

Author : Gaston Maspero
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Orientalia

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Stories from the Greek tragedians

Author : Alfred John Church
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Handel s Oratorio Deborah composed in the Year 1733 in Vocal Score with a Separate Accompaniment for the Organ Or Pianoforte Arranged by V Novello

Author : George Frideric Handel
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Stories from the Greek Tragedies

Author : Alfred John Church
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Tribune of Rome

Author : Robert Fabbri
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ONE MAN: ONE DESTINY THE FIRST INSTALMENT IN THE VESPASIAN SERIES 26 AD: Sixteen-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army. But he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink. The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn't enough for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere - careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends - like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up his position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. But even here there is no escaping the politics of Rome. Unblooded and inexperienced, he must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes - dangerous enough without renegade Praetorians and Imperial agents trying to kill him too. Somehow, he must survive long enough to uncover the identity of the traitors behind the growing revolt...

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