[the Novel of Ancient Rome]Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
Spanning a thousand years, and following the shifting fortunes of two families though the ages, this is the epic saga of Rome, the city and its people. Drawing on history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries, Roma gives new life to the drama of the city's first thousand years--from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capitol of the most powerful empire in history. Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city by the Gauls, the invasion of Hannibal, the bitter political struggles of the patricians and plebeians, and the ultimate death of Rome's republic with the triumph, and assassination, of Julius Caesar. Witnessing this history, and sometimes playing key roles, are the descendents of two of Rome's first families, the Potitius and Pinarius clans. One is the confidant of Romulus. One is born a slave and tempts a Vestal virgin to break her vows. One becomes a mass murderer. And one becomes the heir of Julius Caesar.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007
Branch Call Number: PS3569.A96 R57 2007x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable audio file