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  • The History of Ancient Rome

    • ORIGINAL (22 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Garrett G. Fagan
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    (133)
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    Even today, the influence of Ancient Rome is indelible, with Europe and the world owing this extraordinary empire a huge cultural debt in almost every important category of human endeavor, including art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. At the peak of its power, Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability, unified in politics and law, stretching from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland. And it stood for almost 700 years.In this series of 48 spirited lectures, you'll see how a small village of shepherds and farmers rose to tower over the civilized world of its day and left a permanent mark on history. In telling Rome's riveting story, Professor Fagan draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and archaeological scholarship, to introduce the fascinating tale of Rome's rise and decline, including the famous events and personalities that have become so familiar: . Horatius at the bridge . Hannibal crossing the Alps during Rome's life-or-death war with Carthage . Caesar assassinated before a statue of his archrival Pompey . The doomed lovers Antony and Cleopatra . The mad and venal emperors Nero and Caligula . The conversion of Constantine The course also addresses one of history's greatest questions: Why did the Roman Empire fall? And you'll learn why most modern scholars believe that the empire did not "fall" at all, but, rather, changed into something very different-the less urbanized, more rural, early medieval world.

    Megan Clanton says: "So Much Better Than Reading a History Book!"
    "Fantastic!"
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    If you could sum up The History of Ancient Rome in three words, what would they be?

    Well, sh*t happens.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The History of Ancient Rome?

    All of it.


    What does Professor Garrett G. Fagan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's the expert, and he is brilliant at presenting the information. Simple as that.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could've. But you try listening to a 22 hour lecture all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

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