• by Tom Holland
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness: the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet, alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing, and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans' heirs.


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Get Immersed in the Roman Republic

A great narrative of the final days of the republic that takes into account the web of intrigue, ambition and politics that brought down the republic. Tom Holland' writing is beautiful and the narration is strong and captivating
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- Fahad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK