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  • A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

  • Murder in Ancient Rome
  • By: Emma Southon
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Ancient History
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Ancient Rome all the best stories have one thing in common: murder. 

Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theatre, Claudius was poisoned at dinner and Galba was beheaded in the forum. In one 50-year period, 26 emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? 

Emma Southon examines real-life homicides from Roman history to explore how perpetrator, victim and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside Ancient Rome's unique culture of crime and punishment, we see how the Romans viewed life, death and what it means to be human.

©2020 Emma Southon (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Great start, However....

Good at the start and l appreciate the lighter tone, however the book gives off alot of feminist vibes that take away from the story and content. Find yourself rolling your eyes every 15min....

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one of the best books on Roman History I have read

Do yourself a favour and listen to this book. I am on my third run through.

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