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    • The History of Rome: The Complete Works

    • By: Titus Livy, Cyrus Edmunds - translator, William A. McDevitte - translator
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 88 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Titus Livy's only known surviving work is a monumental history of Rome that was originally written in Latin. It is estimated that Livy's The History of Rome was written between 27 and 9 BC and covers the legends of Aeneas, the fall of Troy, the city's founding in 753 BC, and Livy's account ends with the reign of Emperor Augustus. The History of Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient history and the Roman era. With colorful detail and intriguing insight, Titus brings to life some of the most turbulent times in human history.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The horrible book

    • By Amanda on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The History of Rome, Volume 1, Books 1 - 5

    • By: Titus Livy, William Masfen Roberts (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 137
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      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    When Livy began his epic The History of Rome, he had no idea of the fame and fortune he would eventually attain. He would go on to become the most widely read writer in the Roman Empire and was eagerly sought out and feted like a modern celebrity. And his fame continued to grow after his death. His bombastic style, his intricate and complex sentence structure, and his flair for powerfully recreating the searing drama of historical incidents made him a favorite of teachers and pupils alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Darwin8u on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $30.80

    • The History of Rome, Volume 2: Books 6 - 10

    • By: Titus Livy
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Livy continues his magnificent epic, with Rome in complete ruin after the Gallic invasion and sack of the city in 310 B.C. Led by Camillus, one of Rome's great heroic patricians, the city regains her self-confidence and once more becomes the leader of the Latin people. Painstakingly rebuilding alliances, forging friendships, cementing relations among her own people, and fighting endless wars, Rome soon becomes the dominant power among the fractious Italic tribes on the Latin plain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Titus Livius Patavinus comes alive!!!!

    • By Epaminondas on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The History of Rome, Volume 4, Books 26-32

    • By: Titus Livy, William Masfen Roberts (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    In this volume, Hannibal and Carthage are finally worn down by the grim determination of the Roman people, and their army is destroyed at Zama by Publius Scipio. And hardly is this over before the vengeful Romans cast their eyes eastward to Philip of Macedon, who had made the fatal error of backing the Carthaginians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What is most glorious is also the safest...

    • By Darwin8u on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The History of Rome, Volume 3: Books 21-25

    • By: Titus Livy
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The incredible saga of Hannibal and his invasion of Italy in 218 B.C. is the subject of this third volume of Livy's magnificent history. As only Livy can describe it, we are swept into the era of the Second Punic War and given a ringside view of the leadership of both sides. The stirring account of Hannibal crossing the Alps, the brutal description of Cannae, and the relentless Roman siege of Syracuse are some of the highlights of this remarkable story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haste is improvident and blind.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The History of Rome, Volume 5: Books 33 - 39

    • By: Titus Livy, William Masfen Roberts (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Livy's purpose in writing his famous history was to show how Rome had started out as a city state full of brave, idealistic and virtuous citizens, but had then descended into the voracious, debauched, and immoral empire it had become by his own time in the late 1st century B.C. And the evidence was compelling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too little of glory rather than too much of war..

    • By Darwin8u on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The History of Rome, Volume 6: Books 40 - 45

    • By: Titus Livy
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Livy's splendid adventure of Rome's rise to dominance comes to a close in this concluding volume of his magnificent history. Sadly, the work abruptly halts near the completion of book 45, which concerns events in Greece in the year 168 BC. The missing portions, numbering 107 books, have never been found. The original text of this monumental history, which came to 142 books when he completed it, carried the story to 9 BC.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ...an inexperienced commonalty always

    • By Darwin8u on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $23.18

    • The War with Hannibal

    • By: Titus Livius Livy
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Hannibal’s military campaign against Rome inspired its citizens with the same panic that would later terrify Europeans beset by Mongol invaders from the East. A sworn enemy of Rome, Hannibal succeeded as leader of the Carthaginian forces at the age of 26, following the death of his brother-in-law Hasdrubal. On joining his troops, Hannibal launched an attack on the Roman-held city of Saguntum, beginning the Second Punic War and a process that seemed almost predestined as his army swept like a scourge round the Mediterranean shores.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NOT unabridged

    • By Rebecca on 01-19-12

    Regular price: $17.49