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  • History of Rome

  • A Captivating Guide to Roman History, Starting from the Legend of Romulus and Remus Through the Roman Republic, Byzantium, Medieval Period, and Renaissance to Modern History
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Categories: History, Ancient History

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Rome, then pay attention....

Rome started as a kingdom, thrived as a republic, conquered vast territories when it was an empire, and became the Holy City during the Middle Ages. Even today, Rome continues to intrigue us with its rich history, architecture, art, literature, religion, laws, and language. The abundant archaeological findings of Rome and its surrounding are but a fragment of what the city once was. Nevertheless, it is enough to engage us, tickle our imagination, and satisfy our thirst for knowledge. 

The importance of Rome cannot be argued. Its history is not the history of Italy or its people. Rome is a part of the foundation of Europe, just as Athens is. Without it, the world as we know it today wouldn’t exist.

In History of Rome: A Captivating Guide to Roman History, Starting from the Legend of Romulus and Remus Through the Roman Republic, Byzantium, Medieval Period, and Renaissance to Modern History, you will discover topics such as:

  • The founding of Rome: myth and reality
  • The Kingdom of Rome
  • The Roman Republic
  • Social wars and the end of the Roman Republic
  • Pax Romana
  • The third and early fourth centuries
  • The fall of the West; the East thrives
  • Rome in the Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • Modern history of Rome
  • Much, much more
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  • Matt
  • 05-03-2021

Secularism at it's best

Overall I feel like this book was a good encapsulation of Roman history as viewed from the proverbial "ten thousand feet up". However, the book falls flat in making sense in some areas, mainly with the use of unclear antecedents to identify which person the authors are actually speaking of. Especially in the middle of the book when emperors are coming and going within Rome. However, the book is worse because of its clear disdain for Catholicism and it's treating of Catholic Tradition as "legend" or "myth". The book also details some dark Catholic history that has almost nothing to do with Roman, or even Italian history for that matter. Why even include that unless you are clearly taking a jab at Christians? The book seemed insulting to me for most of it and because of that, was terribly hard to actually finish. I will not be reading another from Captivating History.

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  • Ben Sewell
  • 03-03-2021

Captivating retelling of the great Roman Empire!

Amazing retelling of one of the greatest empires to exist on earth. A true neutral retelling, narrated expertly, this had me hooked from start to finish.

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  • J R Strickland
  • 03-03-2021

EXCELLENT!

Experiencing this comprehensive historical and factual reading has exposed the meager tidbits which our educational system calls history of the Western World. I now have a more complete understanding of our roots.

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