Tales of Ancient Rome
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  • 1
    The Wedding Shroud: A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 1 | Elisabeth Storrs

    The Wedding Shroud: A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elisabeth Storrs
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from Veii. Leaving her militaristic homeland, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. But, despite her best intentions, she is seduced by a culture that offers women education, independence, sexual freedom, and an empowering religion.

    Rome and Veii - Unrequited lovers

    Elisabeth Storrs intriguing tale of womanhood in 406 BC illuminates a glory of opposites. Love vs hate, virtue vs vic.

    Reviewed on January 11 2018 by A. Perez (Silver Spring, Md USA)
  • 2
    The Golden Dice: A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 2 | Elisabeth Storrs

    The Golden Dice: A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Storrs
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Caecilia, Roman born but Etruscan wed, forsakes Rome to return to her husband, Vel Mastarna, exposing herself to the enmity of his people while knowing the Romans will give her a traitor's death if Veii falls. Semni, a reckless Etruscan servant in the House of Mastarna, embroils herself in schemes that threaten Caecilia's son and Semni's own chance for love. Pinna, a destitute Roman prostitute, uses coercion to gain the attention of Rome's greatest general at the risk of betraying Caecilia's cousin.

    Don’t let the first book deter you

    I’ll be honest, I hated the narrater in the begging because it sounded like an American forcing a British accent, but after a while I got used to it...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2017 by Mrs. Smith ()
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    Call to Juno: A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 3 | Elisabeth Storrs

    Call to Juno: A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Storrs
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Caecilia has long been torn between her birthplace of Rome and her adopted city of Veii. Yet faced with mounting danger to her husband, children, and Etruscan freedoms, will her call to destroy Rome succeed? Pinna has clawed her way from prostitute to the concubine of the Roman general Camillus. Deeply in love, can she exert her own power to survive the threat of exposure by those who know her sordid past?

    Ancient Rome is tragic for women

    Tale of the tough role women had to endure in ancient Rome. All women had a life of sadness and fear no matter what social class they were born into.

    Reviewed on January 20 2017 by Lana Lee Plum (PORTLAND, OR, US)