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  • The Storm Before the Storm

  • The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
  • By: Mike Duncan
  • Narrated by: Mike Duncan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world. But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled.

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  • Another Mike Duncan book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-02-2018

One of the best history books I've listened to

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Reviewed: 03-05-2018

Fantastic book on one of my favourite periods of history. Captures the fantastic sweep and pace of the time, and explains how the political machinations of Roman politics would lead to empire in just a few generations, with just the right level of density and detail. Dramatically crafted without losing the historical tone. You need this book.