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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Hamilton Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538462317
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In The Roman Way, Edith Hamilton shows us Rome through the eyes of the Romans. Plautus and Terence, Cicero and Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Virgil, and Augustus come to life in their ambitions, their work, their loves and hates. In them we see reflected a picture of Roman life very different form that fixed in our minds through schoolroom days—and far livelier.

Here, Hamilton makes vividly interesting the contrast between Roman and Greek culture. Moreover, it reveals how surprisingly similar was Roman civilization to that of modern America—in respects ranging from an interest in good roads and good plumbing, to the popular veneration of home and mother. Our heritage from Rome includes everything from moral laws to stock characters in the drama. Skillful, witty, subtle in understanding, this book shows us what the Romans were like, how they lived, what they thought and accomplished.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Gager | 11/16/2013

    " Again... not the same edition I had way back when. Prep School assignment and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Terrazas | 7/8/2013

    " Not as compelling as The Greek Way, but still some interesting material. Hamilton clearly had a passion for the Greeks, this felt more like a lackluster follow-up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl | 7/4/2013

    " I really liked this book. Hamilton is a scholar who wears her scholarship lightly. Well-written and thoroughly engaging. Not a dry page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 4/21/2013

    " Hamilton explores persons and personalities of the Roman Empire as embodiments and illustrations of their values, worldviews, and daily lives. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph Legaspi | 1/24/2013

    " Well-written and insightful, this book gives an authoritative account of the lives of a distant culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik Graff | 12/13/2012

    " Although a companion to her previous The Greek Way (1930), I read The Roman Way several years later. Knowing a lot more about Roman history and culture by this time as a result of two years of Latin classes and a lot more reading, I was less impressed by this book than by its predecessor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chris baker | 9/14/2011

    " Edith Hamilton is sassy. I wish I had gone to Bryn Mayr Girl's school in the 1920s and taken her class. Yet another life changing experience I missed out on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 6/22/2011

    " The author succeeds in bringing an understanding of what the Romans thought and felt, and what their legacy to the modern world has been. Well and clearly written with interesting analyses and use of examples of source documents. I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 5/24/2011

    " See my review on "The Greek Way" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trenton Shell | 1/11/2011

    " Great overview of Roman culture. Gave some very interesting comparisons to the Greeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 9/6/2010

    " Another point of view of the culture. Interesting to me as a Christian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 6/18/2010

    " The author succeeds in bringing an understanding of what the Romans thought and felt, and what their legacy to the modern world has been. Well and clearly written with interesting analyses and use of examples of source documents. I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 3/24/2009

    " See my review on "The Greek Way" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 11/14/2008

    " Although a companion to her previous The Greek Way (1930), I read The Roman Way several years later. Knowing a lot more about Roman history and culture by this time as a result of two years of Latin classes and a lot more reading, I was less impressed by this book than by its predecessor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 8/2/2008

    " Hamilton explores persons and personalities of the Roman Empire as embodiments and illustrations of their values, worldviews, and daily lives. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/6/2008

    " Another point of view of the culture. Interesting to me as a Christian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chris | 12/9/2007

    " Edith Hamilton is sassy. I wish I had gone to Bryn Mayr Girl's school in the 1920s and taken her class. Yet another life changing experience I missed out on. "

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About the Author
Author Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton (1867–1963) graduated with a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, won the National Achievement Award in 1950, received honorary doctorates, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1957 she was made an honorary citizen of Athens and decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction by King Paul of Greece.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.