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  • A History of the Roman Republic, Volume 1

  • By: Cyril Robinson
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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The story of the Roman Republic is the greatest epic in human history. Seen in the long perspective of time, it seems too fantastic to be real. From its modest beginnings as a convenient fording place on the Tiber to its eventual destiny as the mistress of the Mediterranean, Rome offers a strange tale of fate, sacrifice, and indomitable willpower. The stern realities of war shaped its policies from the very beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cyril calls it how he ses it....Loved it!

  • By Greg on 24-01-2019

Cyril calls it how he ses it....Loved it!

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Reviewed: 24-01-2019

Great listening and A grade narration. Lots of personal asides that give colour to the story.

  • 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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    5 out of 5 stars 204
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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Mike Duncan book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-02-2018

Great Listening

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Reviewed: 22-12-2018

Thought I new some Roman History... this proved me completely wrong. Well read and easy to follow yet illustrates the complexities of the republic just before Caesar

  • The Commentaries

  • By: Julius Caesar
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its "golden" age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

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  • Amazing

  • By Greg on 15-12-2018

Amazing

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Reviewed: 15-12-2018

A grade story with A grade narration. Helps to have some background of names and places

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