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  • Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tom Holland
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    (191)
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    The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama.

    Emily says: "Connects the Dots and Fills In the Gaps"
    "The Roman Republic With a Hint of Melodrama"
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    What did you love best about Rubicon?

    The way the facts are presented in a narrative fashion that allows you to stay engaged from start to finish.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The special attention given to the rise and fall of Julius Caesar is amazing. You find yourself caring for Caesar, Cato and Pompey in a way that makes it somewhat heartbreaking when they meet their inevitable ends.


    What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

    He is a great narrator in general, and his voice lends credence to the words.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of Pompey Magnus.


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely recommend this, though be warned that if you're looking for the strictest historical account this may not exactly be it. The facts are all there (as well as anyone can say 2000 years after the fact), but Holland is no stranger to embellishment and emotion. The same things that make this book more engaging than your average historical account also detract, if only slightly, from the credibility.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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