• Ancient Rome: A Concise Overview of the Roman History and Mythology Including the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Ancient History Series, Book 3
  • By: Eric Brown
  • Narrated by: John B Leen
  • Series: Ancient History Series, Book 3
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-11-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Eric Brown
  • 5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

Explore the history and mythology of the Roman Empire!

Few societies and historical periods capture our fascination as much as ancient Rome. With a founding steeped in legend, along with the rise and fall of a monarchy, a republic, and an empire filled with colorful, and often even bizarre, leaders and popular figures, it is no wonder that it has been the source of inspiration for a multitude of novels, movies, and television shows.

While this entertainment fare has had varying degrees of historical accuracy, a great deal of artistic license does not need to be taken to make the story of ancient Rome intriguing and scintillating. It was a society and a people rich with a drama that still captures our interest even today, more than 1,500 years since the fall of the great Roman Empire.

In this audiobook you are going to find out about:
 

  • The founding and rise of the Roman Republic
  • The era of an empire
  • The Christianization of the empire and its impact
  • The masterpiece of Rome
  • How it becomes a melting pot of theism
  • And more...

Don’t wait another moment to enjoy from this information - buy your copy of Ancient Rome right away!

©2018 Eric Brown (P)2018 Eric Brown

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Great fast history lesson!

This is a very good, concise history lesson. Very informative and well written. I would be interested in other works on other ancient cultures

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Good quick read

Good quick read telling the history of ancient Rome from the believed beginning to its downfall. Many contributions to society from the Romans, from the form of government to their engineering feats.

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Extremely well written history

Eric Brown excellent book does the next best thing. It focuses on six major events in Rome's history. Some are glorious and praise-worthy; others are not, But the book is written so well that all are interesting, I was amazed how quickly I read the book, wishing there was more, Well done and highly enjoyable!

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Interesting and Informative

There was actually new information here for me to learn. Yes, some of it covered old ground for me since I have read up on the subject before but the stories went into detail and included other stories I hadn't heard. Really explained how the political system worked and how it changed over time - as well as the various factors that went into those changes be they personalities, circumstance, or world events.

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A very enjoyable read.

This is a clearly written history of Ancient Rome. I draws the reader along and clarifies many of the myths and misconception that exist. It also humanizes the various players in the drama that is Roman politics. If you’re interested in a concise and clear history of Rome, this is it.

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A well-written book

I have read many books about ancient Rome and this is perhaps one of the better ones. This author is also a very good writer. The book is interesting, informative and often humorous. This book shows that history does not have to be dry and boring. The things that people have actually done are far more interesting and amazing than anything in fiction.

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Best one

The author gives condensed lessons on several Roman emperors, skipping others in the process. At times the author would make references to previous emperors, which confused the time periods for me and I would have to re read to make sure I didn't miss something.

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A very enjoyable read.

This is a clearly written history of Ancient Rome. I draws the reader along and clarifies many of the myths and misconception that exist. It also humanizes the various players in the drama that is Roman politics. If you’re interested in a concise and clear history of Rome, this is it.

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A well-written book

I have read many books about ancient Rome and this is perhaps one of the better ones. This author is also a very good writer. The book is interesting, informative and often humorous. This book shows that history does not have to be dry and boring. The things that people have actually done are far more interesting and amazing than anything in fiction.

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Easy to read

This book is very well written and easy to read. The sentence structures make the flow of the narrative easy to follow, and you don't find yourself having to go back and read sentences over and over to extract the meaning. The serious emperors are covered in depth, and the less important ones are glossed over or not covered at all.

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  • james
  • 07-12-18

Great book

Just what I needed. A history of Rome that wouldn't take me a year to complete. Excellent, although it focuses mainly in the military aspect of the Empire. A little more about social policy, habits, natural disasters like Pompey, sexual habits, society and life in general would be appreciated.

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  • 17-12-18

wonderful

Love it, it was very informative. would recommend to a friend. Thank you.Amazon ,Please bring more books.

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  • Riswana
  • 07-12-18

Awesome

After decades of seeing Roman shows and movies, of hearing about paganism, Christianity, and the emperors, this book tied it all together.

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  • wyatt
  • 07-12-18

Highly recommended

Thoroughly enjoyable book. Never dry or boring. When I finished it I wished there were another few hundred pages left so I could keep reading!!

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  • kazim
  • 07-12-18

A New Perspective of Roman History

Excellent book. I have been an avid reader of ancient history for years now. Eric Brown is the first author I've read who has emphasized that some of the "barbarians" did not come to Rome to loot an burn, but to be a part of and contribute to the Roman ideal.

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  • Hugo
  • 07-12-18

so good from a historical perspective

I was travelling to Rome so I bought a couple from this series. Books are interesting, but little character development ... so good from a historical perspective, but a little weak from a literary perspective

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  • joseph
  • 06-12-18

The attempt to cover 700 years of history resulted

The attempt to cover 700 years of history resulted in some abrupt transitions that skipped over many years. Once I adjusted to that I found this book interesting and informative. It filled in many gaps in my knowledge about this fascinating period in history.

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  • jaksen
  • 06-12-18

Rome

Would highly recommend to anyone that has seen movies about Rome or watched the TV series " Rome " and need a little more detail on life as it was.
I am sure there are books on Rome that cover the main characters of Rome ...whats nice about this particular version is the modern treatment of those characters.

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  • dylan
  • 06-12-18

fantastic read

Insightful, superbly written, and gripping, this book is a real page turner. You will not be able to put it down. I keep waking up late at night with the darned thing laying on my chest, my glasses still on my head -- it's that spellbinding.

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  • corneliusdavid
  • 06-12-18

A great introduction to understanding western civi


This is a relatively short book, considering the breadth and depth of its subject matter. It covers the events, motivations and consequences of one of the most important periods in history. It is a valuable starting point for considering how western civilisation formed and evolved and a useful frame of reference for current world politics.