The History of Rome, Volume 2: Books 6 - 10
- Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
- Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-09-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
Painstakingly rebuilding alliances, forging friendships, cementing relations among her own people, and fighting endless wars, Rome soon becomes the dominant power among the fractious Italic tribes on the Latin plain. For 50 years, the Romans maintain political and economic stability while pursuing an aggressive stance toward the other, more distant, warlike Italic peoples. Rome is under constant threat of invasion from many quarters and her disciplined soldiers are kept in perfect training. And they need to be.
After many decades, the Romans finally manage to conquer the Etruscans and the mighty Samnites, at last bringing most of the Italian peninsula under their control. Livy's The History of Rome continues in an additional four volumes.
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By Epaminondas on 30-05-15
Titus Livius Patavinus comes alive!!!!
What made the experience of listening to The History of Rome, Volume 2: Books 6 - 10 the most enjoyable?
Charlton Griffin's performance brings out the triumphs, disasters, religious rites, the plebeian successions, Patrician condescension, arrogance, and daring. The struggles of the kings of Rome, the patrician dominance, and finally the inclusion of the plebeians after the reorganization of the Roman Republic is vivid, captivating, and exciting. Charlton Griffin's narration is as splendid, possibly even better than his performance of Polybius's Rome and the Mediterranean vol. 1 and 2.
Would you recommend The History of Rome, Volume 2: Books 6 - 10 to your friends? Why or why not?
I would recommend the text for its overall dialogue and for the information which can be gained about the Carthaginians, Latins, Volscians, Sabines, Gauls, and other peoples. It is a well rounded history, of which most of the history is uncorroborated, but the majesty in which the history is written and narrated makes up for any of those shortcomings (concerning the story, not actual history). This, of course means caveat emptor...buyer beware. If you love history for history's sake, then you will love it!!!!
Have you listened to any of Charlton Griffin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes I have, and it is as good as any other performance I have heard from Charlton.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
All of it!!!!
Any additional comments?
I will continue to purchase any books that are narrated by Charlton Griffin. Thank you Mr. Griffin.
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By Corvin Rok on 18-04-18
this audiobook is well narrated. the content is enjoyable to listening. the translation is fluent and clear clear.