• The Roman Games: A Captivating Guide to the Gladiators, Chariot Races, and Games in Ancient Rome

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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If you want to discover the history of the Roman Games, then pay attention...

What were the Roman games? What was it like for gladiators in the arenas of ancient Rome? How thrilling was it to see chariot races on the Roman race track? Were the condemned really thrown to lions at the Circus Maximus? These are a few of the questions that will be explored in this audiobook. The Romans were known for their extensive civilization, but at the heart of Roman power was a penchant for the Roman games. Immense money and resources were spent constructing circuses, stadiums, and amphitheaters, all in an effort to create incredible spectacles for the Roman masses.

It was said that as long as Roman citizens had “bread and circuses”, they would remain content. The Roman people became so absorbed in the Roman games, in fact, that many other vital aspects of Roman society began to deteriorate. This audiobook explores the nature of the Roman games and their relationship with Roman religion, as well as political and military power. Interestingly enough, it has been said that the games stemmed from religious and funeral rites that used spectacles to appease both the Roman gods and the spirits of the dead. The Roman games were held many centuries ago, yet they still captivate us today. Here in this audiobook, we will explore them in full.

You will learn:

  • The origin of the Roman games
  • How the Roman games were connected to Roman religion and politics
  • The nature of gladiatorial combat
  • Chariot races and those who dared to enter these dangerous contests
  • Beast hunts in the ring
  • Roman theater in the arena
  • And more!

Buy this audiobook to learn more about the Roman Games.

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Fascinating!

Another fascinating retelling of Roman History. I love these books. Keep them coming. They are great!

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Fab book on some very twisted games!

This audiobook is well done and thorough. I knew these games were gross and devalued life for sport, but the extent was greater than I ever imagined. To learn more of the religious persecution, pitting animals against humans as well as animals on animals (how in the world did they obtain all these), their theater twist, roles of women, and even the games being a venue for romance was just too much for words. Listen and be engrossed. How the Romans embraced law and order, and are infamously known for well built roads, yet succumbed to this grotesque entertainment leaves one speechless. The games as a "public religion" really presses on the impact of them to everyone. It seems no one was unaffected. I enjoyed learning more of these games through this book.

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the roman games

excellent book. I have never listened to a book by captivating history that I didn't enjoy and learn something. these are my favorite books

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loved it

loved it. very informative and kept me captivated th whole time. such a great narration

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  • Paul
  • 01-15-22

Absolutely enthralling

Makes your feel like you were actually back there, living amoungst the Romans. A Fascinating listen..