The Roman Empire

The History of Ancient Rome (The Story of Rome, Book 2)
Narrated by: Peter Prova
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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Discover the story of the greatest empire in history. Peter Wings travels back into the age of Caesar. Stories of war and power that changed forever the future of years to come.

From the conquest of the Mediterranean to the destruction of the Roman Empire by barbarian invaders, we will cover every single aspect in the Roman history.

Prepare for a time travel.

Prepare to meet Pompey, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Constantine, and many personalities who changed the way we live.

©2019 Peter Wings (P)2020 Peter Wings

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This well-researched audiobook.

This well-researched audiobook describes the interactions among the many civilizations in the territories from Rome to China, with an emphasis on the economic and military interactions. However, no adequate assessment could omit elements of the cultural impacts and this book includes some of those elements.

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This audiobook is hugely informative.

I enjoyed learning not just from the perspectives of Rome and China, but all the Central Asians societies and cultures and their interactions with each other and with the East and the West. Both Westerners and Chinese often have a somewhat myopic world view,This audiobook is hugely informative about little known aspects of history.

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Extensively researched audiobook.

Extensively researched and full of difficult to find information about the commerce, currencies, armies, battles, and kingdoms of the Silk Road. Very informative audiobook, well written, great for history buffs.

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This audiobook gave an understanding.

This audiobook gave an understanding of the relations that exited between ancient Rome and China via the silk road. The author showed there was very little direct contact between the two empires. Most of the contact the two empires had was through trading intermediaries in Parthia and central Asian step empires. The author covered the problems the two empires faced and the causes of their down falls.

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The description of items traded was fantastic.

The description of items traded was fantastic. The brief history of the battles and changes of emperors was interesting. I liked when referring to different regions the author used modern day names of countries but not all the time. He still would refer to some countries in their old names so that was frustrating with the back and forth. But overall I enjoyed this auduiobook. I would highly recommend.

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Excellent introduction to this audiobook.

This is an excellent introduction to Roman culture and society. (The audiobook could more accurately be titled to reflect that focus; there is very little political or military history here.) , it is exactly as advertised--a very short introduction--but it covers an immense amount of material in a very readable style. There are little gems of information here which perfectly illustrate 's . Writing good introductory audiobooks is difficult and this is one of the better ones.

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Great introduction for listener like myself,

Great introduction for listener like myself, curious about the subject and looking for a quick overview. I think the best thing is that this audiobook gives you some idea of where to go next in studying the Roman Empire. I bought this to get a look at the mechanical and scientific advances the Romans are responsible.Quick listenand worth the time. Buy this audiobook.

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I would recommend this audiobook.

I would recommend this audiobook to people trying to understand the basic aspects of the Roman Empire. I liked it a lot because it left me with even more questions and desire to expand my knowledge, and that is exactly what an introduction is about: giving pieces of knowledge that you can then use to dig deeper using more focused literature.

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This audiobook gave me a lot of informations.

It is especially strong on the daily life of the Empire's citizens and subjects, and on religion. It makes excellent use of archaeological findings and inscriptions, giving you a good sense of how scholars use these sources. Mary Beard highly and the listener will quickly understand why she does.

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This is a stunningly good audiobook.

Good audiobook, a lot of Latin though but it does a good job exposing who the are today as they have hidden their true identity from the world but this audiobook exposes them. If you are apart of the 12 tribes that have been scattered abroad then this is another must have audiobook in addition to the itinerary.

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  • Nicholas K. Morgan
  • 02-16-20

One of the best audiobook

The audiobook does a fair attempt at covering a huge range of history.a good way to get an overview of the period.the narration is very poorly edited, no sense of the rhythm of the audiobook and sounds like it was recorded the very cheapest way.

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  • Barbara B. Robinson
  • 02-16-20

Very interesting audiobook.

It’s a really interesting audiobook but it’s just hard to listen to because the prose is not well narrated.it’s a slightly archaic style and the narrator does not phrase things in a way I find easy to follow. i strongly suggest you sample the audiobook before you buy it.

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  • Wesley J. Williams
  • 02-16-20

Amazing audiobook.

Really long but amazing.the understanding that you gain not just of this era but of the wider history of the world and they way it all holds together is second to none.

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  • Terry T. Harris
  • 02-16-20

I enjoyed this audiobook.

I have listened to the rise of rome,roman emporers: good and crazy and spartan warfare also narrated by gregory.the content is always well put together and Gregory’s passion for the topic comes through and i never felt any part was difficult to listen to. i also listen to all audiobooks twice and have done the same with these.

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  • Javier M. Paige
  • 02-16-20

Listen this audiobook.

A good listen.pleasent speaking voice and full of interesting anecdotes.particularly interesting to hear the emphasis on everyday folks' experiences.

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  • Christopher D. Clinton
  • 02-15-20

The author is well

The author showed there was very little direct contact between the two empires. Most of the contact the two empires had was through trading intermediaries in Parthia and central Asian step empires.

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  • Robert D. Galvin
  • 02-15-20

It is actually an very good audiobook

It is actually an very good ,there is the history of the history; the placing of author work as a historical event within itself.

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  • Maria T. Reyes
  • 02-15-20

Great story

You will ride with the prophet, march in the crusades, and live in the luxury of wealth that is squandered much like now.

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  • George D. Vidales
  • 02-15-20

Great audiobook

Compelling and elegant argumentation, giving a clear-eyed picture of the world the time, and drawing interesting conclusions from recent findings.

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  • Christopher C. Maldonado
  • 02-15-20

It really was a great listen

It really was a great listen and enriched my visit in Italy. The audiobook is well organized and fairly easy to listen.