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Publisher's Summary

The Roman Empire has been in the spotlight for ages. It has been studied, research, and taught in schools across the world. Inventions, words, vocabulary, and philosophy have been derived from those important transition in human history. The Romans were ruthless in some ways yet civilized in others. They were a peculiar people who did things differently than those they called barbarians. Their warfare, their habits, their vision of the future...these all made their empire what it became.
 

What is that makes us so obsessed with this particular time period?
 

Why were the Romans so successful, even though they stemmed from a small town at first?
 

What was so different about the culture, the language, or the empire itself?
 

In this book, many topics will be addressed. You will hear, among others, about things like:

  • The Roman Republic and its beginnings.
  • Their wars, conquerors, and politicians.
  • Gaius Julius Caesar and his influence.
  • Augustus, the first emperor.
  • The Tetrarchy, the Senate, and other bodies who made decisions.
  • The downfall of the empire.
  • Economics and social organization of the Roman society.
  • Practices, houses, and entertainment in the Roman era.
  • Facts about their religion, worship, and mythology.
  • Verstalin Virgins, with their calling, their rules, boundaries, punishments, and conditions.
  • And much more! 

Do yourself a favor, sit back, and relax. Then listen to this book to understand what happened about 2,000 years ago on the European continent.

©2019 Summaries from History (P)2019 Summaries from History
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Waste of time and money

I have no idea how this audio book got such high reviews unless the author and/or narrator have had their friends/associates stuff the reviews with positive reviews.

The narration is atrocious. Her constant mispronunciation of words is extremely distracting. I listened to the sample before purchasing, and I thought she sounded like a freshman high school student from the start but I purchased anyway because of the high reviews. Big mistake. I’ve never heard a narrator this unprofessional.

The actual narrative is almost as bad. It sounds as though it was written by someone without a native level proficiency in the English language.

I could go on and on, but I do not want to waste any more time on this. I have seen far better high school survey courses on Rome. I am a History graduate student and this audio book left me greatly disappointed. I recommend you avoid it.

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This is great

This book goes over all the main aspects of the Roman empire. In its entirety, I think it would be good enough to just listen to this book and do whole report on it in college. The best points were all highlighted, and emperor Augustus was specifically in there. I gotta say that I found everything I was looking for in this almost 4 hour book.

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Excellent history book

I was expecting this and it lived up to my expectations. It's crazy how such an empire became so big and has fallen in time. Made me wonder what happened, and it was explained well enough. The emphasis was on various other aspects of the empire, and it gives you great insights in what was happening there and then.

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Awesome

The writer has definitely done some research and has compiled it all in this summary. I think I'm looking forward to summaries of history. Hopefully, they'll come out with more books. Thanks, Kelly.

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I didn't order this book

I dont know how this book got in my library, I do not want this book and would like my credit back please.

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Great book about history

This one beats some of the other brands out there. I'm excited about this. The information was accurate and the narrator did great.

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