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  • Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World | Adrian Goldsworthy

    Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Pax Romana examines how the Romans came to control so much of the world and asks whether traditionally favorable images of the Roman peace are true. Goldsworthy vividly recounts the rebellions of the conquered and examines why they broke out, why most failed, and how they became exceedingly rare. He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset, conquered peoples collaborated, formed alliances, and joined invaders, causing resistance movements to fade away.

    Nashville Cat says: "Best of his books."
  • Caesar: Life of a Colossus | Adrian Goldsworthy

    Caesar: Life of a Colossus

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Adrian Goldsworthy
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    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Julius Caesar's life, Adrian Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some 2,000 years later.

    Connor says: "I Bought, I Listened, I Finished"
  • Augustus: First Emperor of Rome | Adrian Goldsworthy

    Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.

    mtc says: "Insightful"
  • In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire | Adrian Goldsworthy

    In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire - including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan - and here he offers a new perspective on the empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus.

    Gerry says: "Great series of analyses of Roman Generalship"
  • How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower | Adrian Goldsworthy

    How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Adrian Goldsworthy
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    In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers.

    Ryan says: "The tragic story of the fall of a great empire"
  • Antony & Cleopatra | Adrian Goldsworthy

    Antony & Cleopatra

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of the ancient world, Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, this audiobook takes listeners on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries, from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire.

    KDM says: "Very good"
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