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The Ancient Roman World

Marni McGee

From the city of Pompeii—frozen in time by volcanic ash and lava—to the Coliseum’s famed gladiators—treated like rock stars—ancient Rome had it all: Gods and Goddesses, infamous emperors, crippling warfare, and beautiful art. Spartacus, the famous gladiator and slave, led a revolt against a tyrannical government. Conspirators violently murdered emperor Julius Caesar. Virgil wrote epic poetry, and Jesus of Nazareth was proclaimed the messiah. Learn the stories behind the famous names, all backed by a variety of primary sources. Architectural ruins, ancient texts, and everyday items—like the iron collars used on slaves—show us how ancient Romans really lived. The Ancient Roman World focuses not only on the wars and government problems of the time, but also on the lives of common Romans. This intriguing and well-researched text written by a historian and a children’s author provides a thorough understanding of everything you need to know about ancient Rome’s rise and fall and will transport modern listeners back to the days of the Ceasars.

From the city of Pompeii—frozen in time by volcanic ash and lava—to the Coliseum’s famed gladiators—treated like rock stars—ancient Rome had it all: Gods and Goddesses, infamous emperors, crippling warfare, and beautiful art. Spartacus, the famous gladiator and slave, led a revolt against a tyrannical government. Conspirators violently murdered emperor Julius Caesar. Virgil wrote epic poetry, and Jesus of Nazareth was proclaimed the messiah. Learn the stories behind the famous names, all backed by a variety of primary sources. Architectural ruins, ancient texts, and everyday items—like the iron collars used on slaves—show us how ancient Romans really lived. The Ancient Roman World focuses not only on the wars and government problems of the time, but also on the lives of common Romans. This intriguing and well-researched text written by a historian and a children’s author provides a thorough understanding of everything you need to know about ancient Rome’s rise and fall and will transport modern listeners back to the days of the Ceasars.
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From the city of Pompeii—frozen in time by volcanic ash and lava—to the Coliseum’s famed gladiators—treated like rock stars—ancient Rome had it all: Gods and Goddesses, infamous emperors, crippling warfare, and beautiful art. Spartacus, the famous gladiator and slave, led a revolt against a tyrannical government. Conspirators violently murdered emperor Julius Caesar. Virgil wrote epic poetry, and Jesus of Nazareth was proclaimed the messiah. Learn the stories behind the famous names, all backed by a variety of primary sources. Architectural ruins, ancient texts, and everyday items—like the iron collars used on slaves—show us how ancient Romans really lived. The Ancient Roman World focuses not only on the wars and government problems of the time, but also on the lives of common Romans. This intriguing and well-researched text written by a historian and a children’s author provides a thorough understanding of everything you need to know about ancient Rome’s rise and fall and will transport modern listeners back to the days of the Ceasars.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ronald Mellor, Norm Lee

Length:

5h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:50