Philippi 42 BC: The Death of the Roman Republic

Philippi 42 BC: The Death of the Roman Republic

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By (author) Si Sheppard, Illustrated by Steve Noon

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 246mm x 8mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 19 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1846032652
  • ISBN 13: 9781846032653
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 280,901

Product description

Forever immortalised by Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar", the battle of Philippi was the final battle between the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian against the armies of Caesar's assassins Brutus and Longinus.

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Author information

Si Sheppard is a graduate student of Political Science at John Hopkins University. He graduated with an MA Distinction from the University of Wellington and was winner of the Sir Desmond Todd Award for best thesis in a political subject. Simon Sheppard is a published author and has contributed a number of articles to leading journals, magazines and newspapers. For the Osprey Campaign series, he has previously written "Pharsalus 48 BC." The author lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.The illustrator lives in Cardiff, UK.

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"[The book] is superbly illustrated using artwork from the ages and ... coins to show the people involved ... there are the superb illustrations and artwork of Steve Noon to add some color to things. I have to say that this is really an excellent book on this pivotal series of events. One that shaped this section of the world for a very long time to come. A book I know you will enjoy reading." -Scott Van Aken, (September 2008)