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La storia di Roma racconta la parabola del più grande impero occidentale con la scrittura affilata che ha negli anni appassionato - e appassiona tutt'ora - i lettori di Indro Montanelli. Abile, la penna dell'autore ripercorre i rivolgimenti culturali e politici della società romana dalle sue origini al crollo dell'impero, unendo alla sempre precisa cronaca degli eventi, ritratti vivaci delle figure che di Roma hanno incarnato la storia. 

Il risultato è un racconto coinvolgente e scevro da accademismi, che invita a conoscere meglio il passato e, allo stesso tempo, a riflettere sul mondo contemporaneo. Dalle guerre puniche all'affermazione del Cristianesimo, dall'austerità di Catone al magnetismo di Giulio Cesare fino agli eccessi di imperatori come Nerone o Eliogabalo, dallo stoicismo delle origini alla decadenza del tardo impero.

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Memorable book with lots of personal flavors added by one of the greatest journalists Italy has produced to note

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  • 05-06-19

Excellent narration

This book introduced me to the history of Rome when I was younger. It was a pleasure to listen it again in it's original language, appreciating the author opinion and vision, and comparing it with more recent works on the subject. It was great, even when I didn't agree with some of his opinions. I strongly recommend this book to whoever's wants to start the journey through Roman history.

Regarding the narration, this was done clear with enough emotion and gusto but compared with others I've listened a bit monotone. Nevertheless, the narrator fulfills his job very well.