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- A History of Ancient Rome
- By: Mary Beard
- Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
- Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.
Interesting and erudite
- By Mr. D on 01-12-15
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I love watching Mary on TV as she brings the subject to life with her passion and huge knowledge. In this audio book the knowledge is there but I am missing her unique story telling. The narrator does her best but obviously doesn't really know what she is talking about and although I love this topic, I've had three goes at this and it just sends me to sleep. Disappointed.
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