In the Name of Rome

  • by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire - including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan - and here he offers a new perspective on the empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus. Each chapter paints a fascinating portrait of a single general, offering in-depth insight into his leadership skills and victories as well as each one's pioneering strategies, many of which are still used today. In the process this absorbing, accessible history tells the complete story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage in the third century BC to the last desperate attempt to win back the Western Empire in the sixth century AD.

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Great series of analyses of Roman Generalship

I found this to be very well narrated, informative and very entertaining. Goldsworthy builds a picture of how generalship, command, the army itself, and the relationships between commanders, subordinates, soldiers and ultimate civil authorities evolved from the republic through the imperial period. Inevitably, because of the paucity of sources there are large gaps but he paints as fair and balanced picture of each commander as is possible. This is definitely a recommended book if you are interested in learning more about the essential elements of the Roman philosophy of command.
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- Gerry

Great Overview

For a book to cover so many different campaigns, it does an excellent job explaining necessary details and pulling the reader in to understand them.
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- Ryan Kuhn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio