• Roman Slavery: The Everyday Lives of Average Citizens and Slaves

  • By: Coby Evans
  • Narrated by: Adam Forsyth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Become familiar with the time of the Romans. Learn about their slaves, their freemen, their sex slaves, their sex lives, their prostitutes, their habits and professions, and more.

This guide will put special emphasis on the rebellion of Spartacus, the taboos in Roman culture, and the religious cults with their idols.

©2019 Coby Evans (P)2019 Coby Evans
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Awesome audiobook

First of all, the information is golden. It takes you back to Roman times like no other. It talks about the laws, the family life, sexuality, slaves, and so much more. I guess slaves is kind of a dominant subtopic in this book, and that's why the name of the book is "Roman Slavery." Spartacus is represented in several chapters, and that's a well-known story.

The producer has done a great job too. He calmly pronounced all the terms correctly, as far as I know. There were a lot of Latin words in there that I would have probably done a worse job with. So my compliments, for sure.

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Wow

Impressive content. The writer definitely put a lot of work into researching this stuff. I think I might have detected a couple of mistakes, or just interesting way to word things, but aside from that, very good. This book takes you back to that time when you weren't born yet. Yes, 2,000 years ago or something, when people had very different views about classes in society, about politics, or even sexuality or morality. I liked the stuff about Spartacus. And yes, some chapters did touch on slavery more than others. The narrator was good too. Easy to listen to. Didn't have a strong accent. Good speed. Thanks.

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Not about the everyday live of slaves

This book is nothing like its name suggest. It is not about the everyday lives of average citizens or slaves. It is more of short stories of the people who owned slaves and a few average citizens.

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Reads like a report

This read like a college report on Roman life. It did a poor job of addressing the everyday life. It was stiff , limited in scope and a little repetitive. The reader struggled with a lot of words, although I’d struggle with Latin names as well.

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Nice, I got into it

Once you start to get into these history books, you can just sit back and relax. Then close your eyes and imagine yourself in Roman times. Almost sexy, I would say.

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  • 07-29-20

Poor

Narrator rushed through it with all the passion of a text-to-speech application.
It was not possible to make out the chapter announcements from the content as he does not pause for breath.

Occasionally he sounds almost human but unfortunately the subject matter of the book is not what the title suggests.
This was extremely disappointing as I would like to have known more about slave ownership in the Roman times and how citizens and slaves interacted.