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Maximinus Thrax

Paul N. Pearson

Maximinus Thrax

from common soldier to emperor of Rome

by Paul N. Pearson

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul N Pearson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG306 .P43 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27238135M
    ISBN 101510708634
    ISBN 109781510708631
    OCLC/WorldCa936533636

    Read "Maximinus Thrax Strongman Emperor of Rome" by Paul N. Pearson available from Rakuten Kobo. Maximinus was a half-barbarian strongman of frightening appearance and colossal size (supposedly over seven feet tall). Brand: Pen & Sword Books. Get this from a library! Maximinus Thrax: from common soldier to emperor of Rome. [Paul N Pearson] -- Maximinus was a Thracian tribesman "of frightening appearance and colossal size" who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided. Such feats impressed the emperor.

    Maximinus Thrax: Strongman Emperor of Rome (English Edition) eBook: Pearson, Paul N.: : Tienda Kindle/5(39). Paul’s book is the first full-length biography of Maximinus, known as Maximinus Thrax, because he was born in Thrace – probably in what is today Bulgaria. He became emperor of Rome in the year and was murdered in A giant of a man, supposedly over 8 feet tall, he was one of Rome’s most extraordinary emperors.

    Maximinus was a half-barbarian strongman ‘of frightening appearance and colossal size’ (supposedly over seven feet tall). From humble origins he rose through the ranks, achieved senior command during the invasion of Persia in and ultimately became . Maximinus Thrax. Names: ± Gaius Julius Maximinus (?) February Imperator Caesar Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Augustus Imperator Caesar Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Germanicus maximus Augustus April lynched by soldiers Nickname: Thrax, "the Thracian" (not recorded before the fourth century). Successor of: Severus Alexander Relatives: married .


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Maximinus Thrax by Paul N. Pearson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Finally, the book’s last chapter (The Ogre in the Met) tells the rather exciting story of a somewhat mysterious statue currently exposed in the museum and which, although attributed to Trebonius Gallus (another Third Century Emperor who suffered damnatio memoriae after a short reign), could well be in fact a statue of Maximinus Thrax/5(28).

Maximinus Thrax: From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome is a generally well-written narrative of the titular emperors reign (). With the death of Alexander Severus inthe Roman Empire entered a year period of civil war and economic and social upheaval known as The Crisis of the Third Century/5.

Maximinus Thrax book Thrax delves deep into this shadowy period of Roman history.” — Ian Hughes, author of Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire “ Maximinus Thrax is a welcome addition to the growing number of scholarly works on the crisis of the soldier-emperors in the third century ed on:   Maximinus Thrax delves deep into this shadowy period of Roman history.” — Ian Hughes, author of Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire “ Maximinus Thrax is a welcome addition to the growing number of scholarly works on the crisis of the soldier-emperors in the third century : Skyhorse.

A great book, written as if a biographical text book for a course on the Roman Empire, although somewhat abridged, focusing a little known Roman emperor, Maximinus Thrax of the 3rd century who was a barbarian (Thrace) that started as a common soldier/5.

Maximinius Thrax ruled briefly as the Roman emperor from CE to his death in CE. The young Roman Emperor Alexander Severus secured the imperial throne after the assassination of his cousin Elagabalus by the Praetorian Guard in CE. Thirteen years Maximinus Thrax book in CE, after unsuccessful assaults against the Parthians and Germans, the army, tired of his Author: Donald L.

Wasson. The Thracian colossus was inducted into the army on the spot. Maximinus rose through the ranks, proving himself such a beloved leader that he was given supreme command of the imperial army. In AD the army and the Senate proclaimed him Emperor of Rome. Ancient Roman writers claimed that Maximinus Thrax stood over 8 feet tall.

In this, the first book-length life of Maximinus, who ruled the empire for nearly three years (AD ), Prof. Pearson (Cardiff), supplements the limited literary sources with evidence from archaeology, numismatics, and other disciplines. This has helped him get beyond the “giant barbarian thug.

Maximinus Thrax delves deep into this shadowy period of Roman history." --Ian Hughes, author of Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire "Maximinus Thrax is a welcome addition to the growing number of scholarly works on the crisis of the soldier-emperors in the third century CE/5(34).

Maximinus was a half-barbarian strongman of frightening appearance and colossal size (supposedly over seven feet tall). From humble origins he rose through the ranks, achieved senior command during the invasion of Persia in and ultimately became.

Maximinus Thrax (Latin: Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Augustus; [2] c. – May ), also known as Maximinus I, was Roman Emperor from to Maximinus is described by several ancient sources, though none are contemporary except Herodian's Roman was the first of the so-called barracks emperors of the 3rd century; his rule is often considered to mark.

Maximinus came to be described as a ruthless, semi-barbarian tyrant, and by late antiquity he was regularly referred to with the ethnic epithet Thrax, "the Thracian." Although the senatorial aristocracy was able to control the writing of history, they were increasingly unable to.

Maximinus was a half-barbarian strongman of frightening appearance and colossal size (supposedly over seven feet tall). From humble origins he rose through the ranks, achieved senior command during the invasion of Persia in and ultimately became Emperor due to a military coup in As Brand: Pen & Sword Books Limited.

Maximinus Thrax delves deep into this shadowy period of Roman history.” — Ian Hughes, author of Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire “ Maximinus Thrax is a welcome addition to the growing number of scholarly works on the crisis of the soldier-emperors in the third century CE.

Maximinus Thrax delves deep into this shadowy period of Roman history."-Ian Hughes, author of Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire " Maximinus Thrax is a welcome addition to the growing number of scholarly works on the crisis of the soldier-emperors in the third century CE.

This is a narrative account of the life and times of the Thracian giant, from his humble origins up to and beyond the civil war of AD. Replete with accounts of treachery, assassination, and civil war, Maximinus Thrax is written for enthusiasts of Roman history and warfare. Read "Maximinus Thrax From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome" by Paul N.

Pearson available from Rakuten Kobo. The first full-length biography of the half-barbarian emperor. Maximinus was a Thracian tribesman of frightening appear 4/5. The Giant Maximinus Thrax also known as Maximinus 1st, was Roman Emperor from to Thrax is described by several ancient sources, including Herodian's Roman History.

Thrax was a so-called. Maximinus Thrax by Paul Pearson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(34). Maximinus Thrax 8′ 6″ in height. Maximinus Thrax.

Maximinus Thrax occupies an important – and rather unattractive – place in the annals of Imperial Roman history. The so-called “Crisis of the Third Century” began with his reign in AD. Though he was not the first. A great book, written as if a biographical text book for a course on the Roman Empire, although somewhat abridged, focusing a little known Roman emperor, Maximinus Thrax of the 3rd century who was a barbarian (Thrace) that started as a common soldier/5(40).A great book, written as if a biographical text book for a course on the Roman Empire, although somewhat abridged, focusing a little known Roman emperor, Maximinus Thrax of the 3rd century who was a barbarian (Thrace) that started as a common soldier/5(42).Maximinus Thrax is the stuff of legend, the 8-foot tall giant who overthrew the Severan dynasty, he was a kind of evil supervillain in Roman historiography.

But folks who know the historians of this era understand that they are largely unreliable/5(40).