Great Rulers of Ancient Rome

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The common view of the Romans is that they were only interested in watching gladiators hack one another to pieces, and in lying on couches while they stuffed large meals down their throats. But of course they were a busy and clever people, who built up a great empire to prove it, with fine cities and harbours, bath houses and roads, laws and good government. In this audiobook you can hear the stories of the great Roman emperors and the enduring legacy that they left for later ...

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Overview

The common view of the Romans is that they were only interested in watching gladiators hack one another to pieces, and in lying on couches while they stuffed large meals down their throats. But of course they were a busy and clever people, who built up a great empire to prove it, with fine cities and harbours, bath houses and roads, laws and good government. In this audiobook you can hear the stories of the great Roman emperors and the enduring legacy that they left for later generations.

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Gr 4–7—The colorful personalities of the rulers of the Roman Empire from Julius Caesar to Constantine as well as the events associated with them and their enduring legacies are presented in Hugh Griffith's enjoyable, conversation-like text that features stories, personal accounts, and everyday examples. There's just enough gore to hold the attention of students. Narrator Benjamin Soames's British accent lends a sense of authority, but his pronunciation of some names might be confusing. Classical music is played between chapters. The information booklet includes a map, a time line, an introduction, and list of common Latin phrases to help listeners better understand their meaning. An additional purchase for non-fiction audio collections.—Courtney O'Keefe, Des Plaines Public Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626342879
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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