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A History of the Roman Republic Audiobook

A History of the Roman Republic

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The story of the Roman Republic is the greatest epic in human history. Seen in the long perspective of time, it seems too fantastic to be real. From her modest beginnings as a convenient fording place on the Tiber to her eventual destiny as the mistress of the Mediterranean, Rome offers a strange tale of fate, sacrifice, and indomitable willpower. The stern realities of war shaped Rome's policies from the very beginning. And the dire emergencies Rome faced century after century meant that she was urged on by events that were usually beyond her power to control, drawing her deeper and deeper into the affairs of her neighbors and other nations. And throughout this chaos and bloodshed, Rome was ruled by a representative form of government which came to embody the ideals that Americans would embrace more than two thousand years later. But, although the legacy of Rome is seen in an essentially positive light today, the cruelty and harshness by which so many millions were debased by her rule is hard to forgive. A History of the Roman Republic is Cyril Robinson's masterpiece. The lucid, beautifully phrased prose of this magnificent work still thrills us today. After almost a century, there is still no serious rival to this amazing work of concise scholarship.

Public Domain ©1932 C. E. Robinson (P)2014 Audio Connoisseur

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    Bobby Russell 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    Has A History of the Roman Republic turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I just need to scope such broad histories a little better.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlton Griffin’s performances?

    No, he's awful.The narrator is so over-the-top, and is phrasing is so nonsensical, that I had trouble following the content of the book.


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    Adam P. 05-18-16
    Adam P. 05-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Dense information, terrible narrator"

    It offers tons of information, but the narrator is so dry it quickly becomes tedious.

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    jaime LOUISA, KY, United States 05-14-15
    jaime LOUISA, KY, United States 05-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent overview"

    Very interesting. I only wish the book had not ended. I will be digging deeper into Roman history very soon

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