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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Grant Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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The personalities of the Twelve Caesars of ancient Rome - Julius Caesar and the first 11 Roman emperors who followed him - have profoundly impressed themselves upon the world. They bore the perilous responsibility of governing an empire comparable in its gigantic magnitude and diversity to the United States and the Soviet Union of the 1980s.

It is a matter of perennial concern to investigate how the potentates who wield such vast might, and the men who advise them, cope with their task, or fail to cope with it. To what extent, for example, are we justified, after a study of the scorching pages of Tacitus, in applying to the Roman Caesar Lord Acton's saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely? This is one of a number of questions relating to their exercise of authority to which Michael Grant - calling in additional sources of information such as coins and inscriptions - endeavors to answer.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 6/18/2013

    " In general, Michael Grant is awesome. Just read him if you're interested in Ancient Rome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 booklady | 6/8/2013

    " Read this many years ago. My current reading of Taylor Caldwell's book on St. Luke set during this timeframe has me interested in rereading at least portions of this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2013

    " I was inspired to read this by the Rome TV series to be able to better tell fact from fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Ingram | 4/15/2013

    " A wonderful gift from a wonderful friend, John Windsor. I highly recommend this as a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Varun Godbole | 2/28/2013

    " A good overview of their lives, personalities and how they rose to power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/31/2013

    " A very informative take on Suetonius's book about the first twelve emperors of Rome. Very interesting and humanizing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica Perez | 1/21/2013

    " Overviews of their personalities rather than the events of their reigns. good supplement to the more chronological narratives of roman history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry Van bibber | 12/22/2012

    " Interesting but just an overview "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana Yates | 9/23/2012

    " Well-written and well-researched brief account of the twelve men who took the name Caesar. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Grant

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and the Magnificent Twelve series, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three in France. Even as an adult he kept moving and became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent, even Antarctica.

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.