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A History of Ancient Rome

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This course explores the world of Ancient Rome as students investigate important events and key figures of the epoch.
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Published 2003 by Recorded Books, LLC
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Avis Black
Nov 04, 2014 Avis Black rated it did not like it
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I absolutely lost my temper with this one. The lectures are not college-level material. It is--quite seriously--aimed at about 6th grade level. If you have a brain anything above average, Tichener treats you like you're stupid. This was MADDENING to listen to, and I quit early on, unable to stand her relentless dumbing-down of Rome's history any longer.
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Jul 22, 2014 Kelley (Against GR Censorship) rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfic-history
As a business student I didn't have many chances to learn about ancient history. So now that I am out of school, I like to fill in the gaps of my education in other disciplines. (like history) I really enjoyed the journey from the beginning of Rome to the fall of the empire. The first couple lectures explained how Romans lived and their beliefs. By the middle of the lectures it was more of just listing leaders and their battles. I would have been interested to know more about how their lifestyle ...more
Mar 23, 2016 Campbell rated it it was ok
This was okay, nothing more. An acceptable introduction to the topic but not detailed enough for my tastes.
Feb 12, 2011 Steven rated it liked it
This overview of the history of ancient Rome is quite interesting and occasionally entertaining (her description of the Gauls when they came up against Rome early on is a hoot). Listening to Professor Titchener's 14 lectures in this CD set is is a rather painless way to obtain a rudimentary understanding of the history of the Roman Republic and Empire. There are two lectures on each of seven CDs accompanied by a little booklet which contains some an outline of the same information in the lecture ...more
Sep 20, 2014 Jill rated it liked it
Shelves: history
Super fun and interesting once you get over Titchener's awful Midwestern accent.
Nov 16, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing
I'm surprised there aren't more favorable reviews of this lecture series. I thought it was excellent. Titchener does a good job laying out events in a logical sequence. She seems to cover only the pertinent information in an even way. She has a knack for explaining complicated principles and she even has a pretty good sense of humor. Overall, I thought the course was very interesting and surprisingly entertaining.
Jan 23, 2011 Dwain rated it liked it
An overarching view of the most powerful empire in the history of the western world. My only complaint is a noticeable tendency to render favorable moral judgments on the Roman Empire's statist/liberal/"progressive" tendencies.
Mar 09, 2009 Iwaswondering rated it it was amazing
Excellent account of the era for a 7 hour lecture. Interesting. Kept me listening.
Nov 27, 2013 Jackie rated it really liked it
Great information and wonderful intonation by Frances Titchener. I learned a lot.
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