Great Rulers of Ancient Rome

Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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The common view of the Romans is that they were only interested in watching gladiators hack one another to pieces, and in lying on couches while they stuffed large meals down their throats. But of course they were a busy and clever people, who built up a great empire to prove it, with fine cities and harbours, bath houses and roads, laws and good government. In this audiobook you can hear the stories of the great Roman emperors and the enduring legacy that they left for later generations.

©2010 Hugh Griffith (P)2010 Naxos Audio Books

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Child-friendly overview of the Roman emperors

My sons and I enjoyed listening to this. One was 6th grade and the other one 9th. We all got a lot of good information from this. Listening to it the second time, it was funnier and more sarcastic than I remembered. Not a Horrible Histories type funny, but still not as dry as I thought. Based on the Amazon reviews, this could be a good or bad feature depending on the parental style. Still, it shies away from anything much scandalous, which is a bit of a trick with this time period. We all felt it was very highly recommended and a great narrator.

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