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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
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.
Another Mike Duncan book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- By Anonymous User on 27-02-2018
Better read than listened to
I found some of this interesting, but it was a chore to listen to and stay focused on. I feel this particular book would be much better read than listened to. The style of writing and Duncan’s delivery both hinder the listening experience in my opinion.