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If you want to discover the captivating lives of five Roman Emperors, then pay attention....

Five captivating manuscripts in one book:

  • Augustus: A Captivating Guide to the First Emperor of Rome and How He Ruled the Roman Empire
  • Tiberius: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Ancient Rome’s Second Emperor and How He Ruled the Roman Empire
  • Nero: A Captivating Guide to the Last Emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and How He Ruled the Roman Empire
  • Constantine the Great: A Captivating Guide to the First Christian Roman Emperor and How He Ruled the Roman Empire
  • Justinian I: A Captivating Guide to Justinian the Great and How This Emperor Ruled the Roman Empire

The life of Augustus is historically important because his leadership marked out a new era in the story of the Roman world, an era that would see the expansion of the Roman Empire across the Mediterranean and beyond.

Tiberius is remembered, if he is remembered at all, for his bad behavior. He spent much of his rule on a Greek island surrounded by every pleasure that his diseased flesh could dream of, abandoning his empire to scandal and intrigue.

Nero’s extravagance has become nothing short of legendary. In its day, it was incredibly destructive to his people, particularly after the Great Fire of Rome, a fire that he may have even started.

Constantine the Great is a complex figure surrounded by controversies and contradictions. 

While the name Justinian may not be one that instantly strikes a chord with people, his life and his legacy continue to impact people all over the world to this day. It is very likely that as you read this, you are living your life in accordance with laws that came about as a result of Justinian’s rewriting of the old Roman codes. 

If you want to learn more about the lives of these five Roman Emperors, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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  • Ben W jones
  • 18-10-2020

AMAZING!!!

Even if you think you know everything about Nero's reign, this book will likely surprise you with numerous nuggets of nifty trivia, such as the family ties amongst the Julio-Claudian dynasty described so as to set the stage for Nero's rise & reign & requiem. Another great title in this series' books about Rome and its emperors!

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  • Brad Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

I love it

In my title, I put a legendary ruler. I meant this not to be misleading as Nero can take his place among the evil rulers in world history. Acted as a child at times & then used the burning of Rome as his chance to shape the empire in a way to benefit him.

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  • Becky Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

A very good book by Captivating History

A very good book by Captivating History. I highly recommend this book. Well Done sir!

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  • Axel Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

Roman Emperors

Nero was a very complicated historical figure who at first seemed like a pawn but came into his own as a ruler. His story, while complicated, is also a bit tragic.

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  • Angela Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

I love this history book

Nero has always been a man who has interested me. He was a bizarre man, most likely due to his childhood. His interests running more towards the arts as opposed to running an empire, I'm certain he would have been better suited as the actor that he believed himself to be. I love this history book

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  • Bill A Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

interesting!

It is interesting that amongst the Roman commoners (living outside of Rome), they continued to admire Nero because he loved the same sports and games that they did. Perhaps he wouldn't have been all that was villainous if he had not been forced to be emperor and had not been ruled and tormented by 3 strong women: Agrippina, Poppaea Sabina, and Statilia Messalina.

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  • Beverly Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

Well Done!

This story is, in a word, captivating. The author gave enough of the genealogy to understand the extensive relationships between the important people in this story. Well done!

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  • Blair Johnson
  • 18-10-2020

Great book

Great book on one of Rome's emperors whose name is well known. I definitely recommended this audible to everyone.

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  • Nicholas C Williams
  • 18-10-2020

amazing!

In school, they taught that Nero let Rome burn and this read adds more information on the why and the reasons for his actions. It deals with the life and politics of the why and what forms.

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  • Juan D Roman
  • 18-10-2020

This book was obviously well researched

This book was obviously well researched, extensively footnoted, and is presented in an informative, well-written manner. The narrative provides an excellent, straightforward account that is engaging and easily comprehensible.

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  • Sam R Archer
  • 12-10-2020

Keep up the work.

A well informed audible on the Roman Emperors. I love history books. Learned some new facts. Keep up the work.

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  • Jenni Schiller
  • 12-10-2020

well done!

A listen that gives you information that was not learned in previous history settings. A listen that is short but informative. I like this a lot.

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  • Oretha Kagawa
  • 12-10-2020

Very nice audible

Very nice audible. Full of fascinating details, but gives nevertheless an ample view of the period, so important to the Occidental Civilization. I strongly recommend this book.

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  • Merle Hornak
  • 12-10-2020

Thanks

Thanks, An interesting book providing a general guide as to the life and achievements of Rome’s first Emperor. A useful starting point for those interested in studying this period of Roman History before listening to more detailed literature.

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  • Werner Herder
  • 12-10-2020

I Enjoyed this

Enjoyed this brief but interesting book as it has given more credence to quite a number of books about the Roman empire I have been listening to over the past few years. It sort of gives a blueprint or plan of the general background overall surrounding this particular Roman emperor into which I can fit various different accounts I have to listen to from different authors.

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  • Margaret Mervis
  • 12-10-2020

A thoroughly enjoyable audible

A thoroughly enjoyable audible. The really nice play method which provokes deeper thought but also gives the information in a very digestible way. The cute and philosophical listener will draw many parallels to today's modern political world in addition to other ancient empires.

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  • Ahmed Weitzel
  • 12-10-2020

Great!

Constantine is probably best known for protecting Christians and installing Christianity as the empire's main religion. Surely this makes him one of the history major figures which should be stable in many educational courses. This book is a great place to start. Great!

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  • Hwa Fenster
  • 12-10-2020

A good book

A good book for those who want to know more about the history of the Roman Empire and about the role of the Empire rulers.

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  • Maire Nelligan
  • 12-10-2020

Well done sir!

Leadership, timing, psychology, sexuality, feminism, social ideals, religion, and many more things to explore in this book. Well done sir!

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  • Deedee Super
  • 12-10-2020

Helpful!

A brilliant audible which shows the strength and limitations of an autocracy. Whilst negatively viewed, it can be very positive, with arguably more strength than a democracy. Unfortunately, the converse is true and only serves to reinforce the advantages of a meritocracy. Helpful!

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