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    DescriptionProfessor Sheldon uses the modern concept of the intelligence cycle to trace intelligence activities in Rome whether they were done by private citizens, the government, or the military. Examining a broad range of activities the book looks at the many types of espionage tradecraft that have left their traces in the ancient sources: * intelligence and counterintelligence gathering * covert action * clandestine operations * the use of codes and ciphers Dispelling the myth that such activities are a modern invention, Professor Sheldon explores how these ancient spy stories have modern echoes as well. What is the role of an intelligence service in a free republic? When do the security needs of the state outweigh the rights of the citizen? If we cannot trust our own security services, how safe can we be? Although protected by the Praetorian Guard, seventy-five percent of Roman emperors died by assassination or under attack by pretenders to his throne. Who was guarding the guardians? For students of Rome, and modern social studies too - this will provide a fascinating read.


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    Title
    Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome
    Subtitle
    Trust in the Gods But Verify
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rose Mary Sheldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 346
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415452717
    ISBN 10: 0415452716
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: U
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    10 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rose Mary Sheldon has been a Professor at the Virginia Military Institute since 2000. She received a PhD from the University of Michigan in ancient history in 1987 and has published widely on ancient history.