Contemporary / American English Maximus is a general in the Roman army. After his last battle he wants to return to his family. But the new Emperor Commodus hates Maximus, and kills his family. Soon Maximus is a prisoner, then a slave, and finally a gladiator. When Emperor Commodus joins Maximus in the arena they fight for their lives. This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Contemporary / American English Maximus is a general in the Roman army. After his last battle he wants to return to his family. But the new Emperor Commodus hates Maximus, and kills his family. Soon Maximus is a prisoner, then a slave, and finally a gladiator. When Emperor Commodus joins Maximus in the arena they fight for their lives.
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Roald Dahl flew planes in the Second World War (1939-1945) when Germany, Italy and Japan fought against Britain and other countries. Going Solo is Dahl's time with the RAF (Royal Air Force). He writes "I did not need to leave out anything here because every moment was, to me, totally interesting."
Read and discover all about wonders of the past, all around the world. Where is Chichen Itza? What is the Taj Mahal? Read and discover more about the world! This series of non-fiction readers provides interesting and educational content, with activities and project work.
Mr Slater Gladiator is book six of Ladybird's Genie Street fiction series. This exciting new ebook contains two short chapter stories for independent readers who are ready and want to read real fiction for the first time. In Mr Slater Gladiator we once more follow Daisy and Tom as they journey to Lampland, and find themselves in the middle of a Gladiator match! Their adventure sees the children rescue Mr Slater and his furry friend, and race two fearsome guards in a chariot race. There is never a dull moment for Tom and Daisy! In the second story - Madame Zarr Circus Star - Tom and Daisy have been given a Special Delivery by Genie Street's postman, Mr Mistry, that they must deliver to Madame Zarr. But the greatest trapeze artist in all of Lampland seems rather familiar. Who could she be? Genie Street is the next step up from Ladybird's Read it yourself Level 4. With short chapters, simple vocabulary and a clear layout, these ebooks will encourage and build confidence when reading. Other stories in this series include Mrs Kramer Dragon Tamer, Mr Chan Rocket Man, Mrs Greene Mermaid Queen, Dr Singh Pirate King and Miss Magenta Sweet Inventor.
Welcome to the world of DRAGONFIRE, the "Heavy Metal" fantasy expansion for the Universal Decay: Dead Stars Rule Book. A roleplaying sourcebook for hardcore WEIRD characters, usable in anything from typical Tolkien-esque pseudo-Europe games to replicating album covers from your favorite metal bands...no points are awarded for figuring out which way the pre-made campaign setting included in this book went! So make a Gnome with a Spaghetti-Western fetish, a blood-drinking assassin, a Dwarven bardic priest of the Cult of Heavy Metal, or any other bizarre character that you have always wanted to play. That is the "normal" around here!
Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors of fighting; and as a direct substitute for warfare after the imposition of peace. In this original and authoritative study, Thomas Wiedemann argues that gladiators were part of the mythical struggle of order and civilisation against the forces of nature, barbarism and law breaking, representing the possibility of a return to new life from the point of death; that Christian Romans rejected gladiatorial games not on humanitarian grounds, but because they were a rival representation of a possible resurrection.
Both the Gloster Gladiator and the Fiat CR.42 Falco represented the peak in the development of the biplane fighter, which could trace its lineage back to World War I. However, by the time both aircraft entered service in the late 1930s, they were already obsolete. Nevertheless, they gave sterling service on all fronts in the Mediterranean and Africa in 1940–41. Indeed, the CR.42 was the Regia Aeronautica's staple fighter in both North and East Africa, Greece and over Malta in 1940–41, during which time its pilots routinely fought British and Commonwealth squadrons equipped in the main with Gladiator biplanes. Some bitter dogfights were fought between these two types as the Allies attempted to gain control of the skies over North Africa, Greece and East Africa. Both types were flown in the main by highly experienced pre-war pilots, and this in turn made for some closely fought engagements. The first known combat between the CR.42 and the Gladiator took place on 14 June 1940 over North Africa and the last engagement between the two types occurred on 24 October 1941 over the East African front.
Dark Future is a science fiction sourcebook that gives players a chance to step into a possible future where America has fallen and immoral corporations have divided up a once great nation. The cities of the new "corporate-nations" are divided further into large gated communities that shelter the wealthy and powerful behind high tech and heavily armed security. Meanwhile the poor are cast out into "other-cities", lawless ghettos where gangs, crime and violence are a way of life. It contains 276 pages with 9 classes, 27 prestige classes, as well as new skills and skill uses, feats, original psychic powers, unique equipment, firearms and complete new rules for cybernetic augmentation and cybernetic systems. The book also contains a world description of the powers that be: international corporations, merciless gangs, military research facilities, fanatical religious sects and tyrannical government bodies.
Dare to Enter the Arena! ·Complete walkthrough for both characters ·All side quests revealed ·Complete appendix with all weapons and items, including the secret ones ·Detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of all character classes ·Every skill covered in detail ·Expert tactics to defeat any enemy
Describes in a consolidated way the results of a three-year research project, during which researchers from leading european industrial companies and research institutes have been working together. Contributors come from academia and industry, such companies as INTRACOM, VTT and Nokia being represented Proposes brand new approaches based on SystemC and OCAPI-XL that explicitly handle issues related to reconfiguration at the system level Introduces a design flow for designing reconfigurable systems-on-chip Provides a comprehensive introduction to reconfigurable hardware and existing reconfigurable technologies Presents examples on how reconfigurable hardware can be exploited for the development of complex systems Provides useful feedback from the application of the proposed design flow and system level design methods on different real life design cases
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