Your audiobook is waiting…

iJourneys Ancient Rome

The Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline Hill
Narrated by: Elyse Weiner
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

We begin by seeing four eras of Rome's 2,000-year-old history all in one view. We ascend the Capitoline Hill with Michelangelo's harmonious Piazza; explore the prison where legend says St. Peter and Paul were held captive; walk through the Ancient Roman Forum, with the Roman Senate House, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the Arch of Titus; and then on to the incredible Coliseum. See where gladiators fought and died. Learn how the ancient technology of pulleys and elevators and winches made for spectacular spectacles. We'll also:

  • Walk where victorious Roman Emperors celebrated their triumphs
  • See how 55,000 spectators filled the Coliseum in just a few minutes
  • Mark the spot where Marc Antony delivered the eulogy for Julius Caesar
  • Look at an ancient Roman apartment house
  • See a Renaissance gem designed by Michelangelo
  • Learn how lions and tigers sprang from under the floor of the Coliseum
  • Stand at the spot where Vestal Virgins were buried alive for breaking their vows
  • ©2005 iJourneys

    Critic Reviews

    "I was engrossed by her narrative." (Joe Sharkey, The New York Times)

    What members say

    Average Customer Ratings

    Overall

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      4
    • 4 Stars
      1
    • 3 Stars
      2
    • 2 Stars
      7
    • 1 Stars
      1

    Performance

    • 3.5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      2
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      2
    • 2 Stars
      1
    • 1 Stars
      0

    Story

    • 3.5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      2
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      2
    • 2 Stars
      2
    • 1 Stars
      0