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    • Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life here as a witty and cunning political operator.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, well read portrait of a statesman

    • By Tim on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Augustus

    • The Life of Rome's First Emperor
    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701

    Caesar Augustus has been called history's greatest emperor. It was said he found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. With a senator for a father and Julius Caesar for a great-uncle, he ascended the ranks of Roman society with breathtaking speed. His courage in battle is still questioned yet his political savvy was second to none. He had a lifelong rival in Mark Antony and a 51-year companion in his wife, Livia. And his influence extended perhaps further than that of any ruler who has ever lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ancient biographies are hard

    • By Orson on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Rise of Rome

    • The Making of the World's Greatest Empire
    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 276

    Emerging as a market town from a cluster of hill villages in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C., Rome grew to become the ancient world's preeminent power. Everitt fashions the story of Rome's rise to glory into an erudite book filled with lasting lessons for our time. He chronicles the clash between patricians and plebeians that defined the politics of the Republic. He shows how Rome's shrewd strategy of offering citizenship to her defeated subjects was instrumental in expanding the reach of her burgeoning empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rome from the fall of Troy through Julius Caesar

    • By Mike From Mesa on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    Acclaimed British historian Anthony Everitt delivers a compelling account of the former orphan who became Roman emperor in A.D. 117 after the death of his guardian Trajan. Hadrian strengthened Rome by ending territorial expansion and fortifying existing borders. And - except for the uprising he triggered in Judea - his strength-based diplomacy brought peace to the realm after a century of warfare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Biography "too tall for the height of the cella"

    • By Darwin8u on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $31.49