From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known.
About the Author
Anthony Everitt, a sometime visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture and is the author of "Cicero", "Augustus", and "Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome".
Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, and producer, as well as a theater instructor. He is the founder of TheatreFIRST, Oakland's only professional, season-producing theater company, where he served as artistic director until 2008. He teaches classical dramatic literature and other subjects at the University of San Francisco.
"Everitt takes [listeners] on a remarkable journey into the creation of the great civilization's political institutions, cultural traditions, and social hierarchy. . . . [E]ngaging work that will captivate and inform from beginning to end." ---Booklist Starred Review