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Explore the captivating history of the Roman republic 

When we think of ancient Rome, the first notion that comes to mind is the one of the empire, followed by the image of a mighty emperor, his legions, colossal buildings, and the Gladiators (or the rhetoric and poetry, depending on your preferences). Some may recall the image of a “unified” Europe under a single sovereign - the emperor of Rome. However, Rome did not become remarkable at this considerably late phase. In fact, many historians see the history of Rome under the Emperors as a long, gradual decline. It was during the republic that Rome gained an empire. Most of the achievements that the first emperor of Rome, Octavian Augustus, claimed to have completed were, in fact, earned during the Roman republic.  

In this audiobook, we’ll have a close look at the beginning of Roman civilization, the foundation of the city and the Senate, the expansion of the Roman republic, its glory, and its end.  

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:
 

  • The past that made it possible: The foundation of Rome between myth and history
  • Down with the kings: The past that made it happen
  • Early tepublic
  • Military achievements of early republic: Taking Italy
  • Middle republic: The Punic Wars and Mediterranean dominance
  • The military vs. cultural dominance: The Roman civilization meets the Greek world
  • Limitless power and the beginning of the end: The late republic
  • The age of the generals: Pompeius, Crassus, and Caesar
  • Senatus Populus-Que Romanus (SPQR) and its downfall
  • The rise and fall of Julius Caesar and the end of the Roman republic
  • And more!

Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Roman republic.

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The Roman Republic is one of the most dominant dynasties - the Ancient World has ever seen. They have created all kinds of innovations ranging from economics and politics to religion and architecture. After Caesar passed away, there were Civil Wars and chaos in the Empire but later the rule of Augustus helped in re-establishing Rome as a powerful nation.

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Lovely Facts

I had a hard time paying attention to this audio book, but I can still say that I learned something from it. I was most interested in how things and concepts from the Roman Empire are still in use today.

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Short Roman History

This is a short history of the Roman Empire. It is so brief you can finish it in one sitting. That's not to say it skimps on facts but it does give you all the facts about the Roman Empire in clear straight forward language.

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Good One Indeed

This is a well written and very easy to understand, in fact it only took me about 3 hours from start to finish. You could basically listen to it on a lunch break very easily.

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Good Elements Of History

This book is filled with elements of history about as condensed as you can get. There really isn't anything extraneous in this book consisting of various facts of what we have today that originated in the Roman Empire.

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It is Good

This is something very interesting and informative. I especially like the last chapter which title is ‘What can we learn from the rise and fall of the Roman Empire’, because it legacy is very present in the today’s world/ Western civilization.

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Awesome History

After purchasing and reading two previous captivating history book about ancient civilizations (Egypt and Greece) I decided to purchase and buy the third one about Ancient Rome. And I am glad I did it. It is short but it is interesting and the most important short but up to point book. It gives good overview of the history of the Roman Empire.

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Great Companion

This is a great companion to textbooks, historically accurate documentaries and some movies. Check it out.

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Great Roman Empire

This book is about the great Roman empire, of which I learned a lot about. I wanted to learn more because it's a rich history filled with interesting characters like Caesar and Marcus Aurelius, the rise and fall of the empire and much more.

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Fantastic

It's fantastic to rediscover great periods in history. It's an added joy when that history is delivered in a concise manner. The captivating history delivers this and in this fashion. I dig his books - they're always informational and well-crafted. I never feel overwhelmed or insulted by the simplicity. I feel accomplished because it's actually a book I can finish.

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  • Charles
  • 05-25-18

Good Job

This book did a good job of covering a tremendous amount of information about one of the most interesting historical empires to date.

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  • Sophia Nur
  • 05-25-18

Awesome Facts

If I want facts grounded in recorded history, this is the book for me. It was filled with what I needed to know without being so long as to mentally wear me out.

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  • Caleb
  • 05-28-18

Quick and easy

Easy quick book, gives you simple to understand facts, and a basic understanding behind the history of ancient Rome. Worth listening to it.

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  • Black A
  • 05-28-18

Good Insight

The book goes on to look at several contributions the Roman Empire has made to the world by means of Language, construction, trade and transportation, as well as other areas I have not mentioned. Many theories were put forward as to the eventual cause of the Empire's fall, however, the foremost reason was shown to be the infighting which took place. A kingdom divided against itself cannot possibly stand.

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  • Jude
  • 05-28-18

Exceedingly Well-Written

This is an exceedingly well written book on many levels. It's excellent introduction to the Roman Empire is succinct and selective rather than superficial. The author highlights some distinguishing aspects of the Roman Empire that are quite interesting.

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  • J.Mohammad
  • 05-28-18

Well Worth

For a good light, summertime book, well worth it, nothing new or terribly exciting, but then history is already written in time.

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  • H.Mohammad
  • 05-28-18

Amazing

I love the easy way this author writes of Roman history. It is “easy to read” in the sense that it is easy to understand and grasp the information even though it is about a time period and history of a group of people most of us hardly know anything about in this day and age.

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  • Luca
  • 05-28-18

Loved It

I love this book because it brought attention to how and what the Romans have contributed to the world. As someone living in this rapidly changing generation, I never thought there are a lot of things we can learn from the lives of the Romans.

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  • Liam L
  • 05-28-18

Extremely Useful

I found this to be an extremely useful book. It's never a bad thing to learn more about history of the world. Highly recommend.

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  • Phoebe
  • 05-28-18

Key Facts

If you want to learn key facts about the Ancient Roman Empire, this book by Larry Berg is a must have. It is extremely informative, easy to read and comprehend, and quick. This one delves into the secrets of Ancient Rome's Rise and Fall, which also includes some facts and history behind the people of the era.