Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire The Rise and Fall of An Empire, Simon Baker
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire

Author: Simon Baker

Narrator: Chris MacDonnell

Unabridged: 17 hr 36 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 12/06/2016

Genre: History - Ancient - Rome

Synopsis

This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before—awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the Roman Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history: the spectacular collapse of the "free" republic, the birth of the age of the "Caesars," the violent suppression of the strongest rebellion against Roman power, and the bloody civil war that launched Christianity as a world religion. At the heart of this account are the dynamic, complex, and flawed characters of some of the most powerful rulers in history: men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these distant, legendary figures, Baker looks beyond the dusty, toga-clad caricatures and explores their real motivations and ambitions.

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