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Roman History

A Captivating Guide to Ancient Rome, Including the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the Byzantium
Written by: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Three captivating manuscripts in one book:

  • The Roman Republic: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic, SPQR and Roman Politicians Such as Julius Caesar and Cicero
  • The Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Including Stories of Roman Emperors Such as Augustus Octavian, Trajan, and Claudius
  • The Byzantine Empire: A Captivating Guide to Byzantium and How the Eastern Roman Empire Was Ruled by Emperors Such as Constantine the Great and Justinian

Some of the topics covered in first part of this book include:

  • The past that made it possible: The foundation of Rome between myth and history
  • Down with the kings: The past that made it happen
  • Early republic
  • Military achievements of early republic: Taking Italy
  • Middle republic: The Punic Wars and Mediterranean dominance
  • The military vs cultural dominance: The Roman civilization meets the Greek world
  • Limitless power and the beginning of the end: The late republic
  • The age of the generals: Pompeius, Crassus, and Caesar
  • Senatus Populus-Que Romanus (SPQR) and its downfall
  • The rise and fall of Julius Caesar and the end of the Roman republic

Some of the topics covered in second part of this book include:

  • From the republic to the empire: The rise of Octavian
  • The age of Augustus
  • The Julio-Claudian dynasty after Augustus: From Tiberius to Nero
  • Civil war and the year of the four emperors (AD 68–69)
  • The Flavians
  • The Nerva-Antonine dynasty: The five good emperors (and a couple of not so good ones)
  • Some new emperors
  • Crises, civil wars, and divisions: The long and painful decline
  • Two empires: East and West
  • And a great deal more you don't want to miss out on!

In the third part of Roman History: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Rome, Including the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the Byzantium, you will: 

  • Explore a story of power and glory, anarchy and order, paganism and Christianity, war and peace, the West and the East
  • Get familiar with the roots of the greatest controversies that defined the history of Europe and the entirety of Western civilization - the conflict between the Catholic and Orthodox churches, and the one between Christianity and Islam
  • Discover stories of remarkable emperors you’ve never heard of and about the astonishing bravery of Graeco-Roman heroes 
  • Learn more about the entire era called the Byzantine Empire 

All this and much more awaits you, so get instant access now by downloading now!

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  • B. Coleman
  • 2019-06-15

Dull, simple, strange

This book is written at, I suppose, a 10th grade level - which would be fine although I still wouldn’t want my kid listening to it.

The narration here is remarkably poor, and the narrator approaches it as though this were the first time he’s encountered Roman history, the very text he’s reading, and indeed some of the words within it. The content feels at times like a book report wherein a student shoves in random thoughts, assumptions, and observations, all in an effort that make it longer (which it does) or more weighty and interesting (which it does not).

There is no depth here. I would stay well clear of it. It isn’t as though there aren’t a great number of books available on this same topic, almost any of which will prove more worthy of your time than this one. Dive in to one of those, instead.

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  • 2018-07-29

imaginative!

I came across the most critical events in the Roman history as well as the mighty and legendary characters. The whole discussion was imaginative and organized.

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  • pelsori
  • 2018-07-29

A lot of fun to listen

Excellent book that connects developments through the centuries and main movers from the time of the late Republic until the ultimate demise of the Western Empire.

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  • light
  • 2018-07-29

Amazing resource

I absolutely loved this book as an introduction to the vast span of the Roman empire. Having not known much about this empire, this book was a great place to start!

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  • Moon
  • 2018-07-29

l got so much

Snapshots of Roman history! Learned a lot about the empire and how they dealt with the then-changing waves of tyranny and colonialism. Great read!

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  • Donna Kinnard
  • 2018-07-29

The rich history.

Educational and inspiring one. The Roman history was the wealthiest in history, thus, I’m looking forward to learning more of their rich history. And I was fed with enough details by this audiobook.

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  • Paul
  • 2018-07-28

Excellent and helpful

This book brings the story and history of Rome to life. I loved it and felt almost as though I was there. Nothing dull about this. Highly recommended.

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  • Kalab
  • 2018-07-28

Thank You

This book is very well written, it flows well and is not too academic. I would recommend it if you are planning a trip to Rome, as it will make you able to better appreciate all the history the city has on offer.

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  • Oscar Lola
  • 2018-07-28

keeps your attention

A very enjoyable and good history a on Roman history, a good description on the Republic period as well. The author provides good, basic understanding or Roman history.

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  • Steven
  • 2018-07-28

Learned a lot

The book was concise and informative.such a tedious subject matter with such point by point clarity. Would recommend this for any person who is serious about knowing this subject matter.