The History of Ancient Rome by Garrett G. Fagan

The History of Ancient Rome

Course Lecture Titles 1. Introduction 2. The Sources 3. Pre-Roman Italy and the Etruscans 4. The Foundation of Rome 5. The Kings of Rome 6. Regal Society 7. The Beginnings of the Republic 8. The Struggle of the Orders 9. Roman Expansion in Italy 10. The Roman Confederation in Italy 11. The International Scene on the Eve of Roman Expansion 12. Carthage and the First Punic War 13. The Second Punic (or Hannibalic) War 14. Rome in the Eastern Mediter...


Details The History of Ancient Rome

TitleThe History of Ancient Rome
ISBN9781565853270
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1999
PublisherThe Teaching Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistory, Nonfiction
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Reviews The History of Ancient Rome

  • Jim
    2013-07-20
    This is a survey course (audio download) about the (ancient) history of Rome and not intended as an in depth study of all of ancient Rome's very complicated history. Dr Fagan presents a no-nonsense series of lectures that provides the basis for understanding the social, political and military evolution of possibly the most important and successful civilization of the western world. From monarchy to republic to empire the Roman models have been re...
  • Amy
    2016-07-28
    Excellent lecture series. Not a boring moment in the series. Highly recommend it if you're interested in Roman History.It's not as good as reading the ancient texts but it's much better & more informative than any current book on Roman History. Excellent lecture series. Not a boring moment in the series. Highly recommend it if you're interested in Roman History.It's not as good as reading the ancient texts but it's much better & more informativ...
  • Choko
    2015-02-25
    I love Prof. Fagan, sexy accent and all:) He makes all history fun:)
  • Daniel
    2017-04-30
    A very good and thorough but admittedly shallow look at the history of the Roman Empire from its inception to the fall of the Western Empire. It was informative and very well presented and had some asides into culture and entertainment as well as military organization. It's 38 30 minutes lectures long but well worth the time involved.
  • Mizrob A.
    2020-06-05
    Decent intro to the subject, but I think Mike Duncan's podcast is more informative and comprehensive due to the span of the subject.
  • David Readmont-Walker
    2019-08-10
    Outstanding Teaching Company series by the man, Garrett G. RIP.
  • Jeffry
    2009-07-30
    Can't recommend Fagan, or the Great Courses Lectures, enough. My brother Chris turned me on to the Great Courses & I've been enormously grateful for the many hours I've spent listening since. Can't recommend Fagan, or the Great Courses Lectures, enough. My brother Chris turned me on to the Great Courses & I've been enormously grateful for the many hours I've spent listening since.
  • Fred Fifield
    2018-11-04
    An excellent lecture series on the History of Ancient Rome. I could do without the canned applause at the beginning and ending of each lecture. That gets surprisingly annoying.
  • John Dembowski
    2018-08-08
    OVERVIEWI consider myself fairly well versed in Roman history, but my knowledge could be seen as vignette in nature, with gaps between major events and characters. This course helped me bridge those gaps together to have a more complete view on the empire as a whole. SCOPE OF THE SERIESIt covers from the foundations of Rome (both myth and archeological evidence) to the fall of the Western Empire. This being said, the vast majority of the lessons ...
  • Daniel L
    2019-05-07
    WOW. SO good! Good voice. Good overview. I was looking for an overview of the Roman Empire from start to finish, and this was it. Positive:Fagan is a historian. He shared bits and pieces of the evidence we have and highlighted the limitations in the extant information (for example, inscriptions, archeology, and histories written by ancient authors). This was helpful as a scientist, to understand the gaps we have in the information. His treatment ...
  • Matthew Peck
    2020-02-06
    Last year I took on Ancient Egypt; this year it's Rome. Next year? My search for a general, newbie-friendly history of the Roman Empire led me the audio version of this Great Courses selection, and it seems to be fine place to start. The late Garret Fagan is a compelling and dry-humored guide, and the whole course is never, ever boring – even when the subject is the structure of popular assemblies and voting blocs. Many of my preconceived notio...
  • Adrian Crawley
    2019-05-23
    Like other reviewers have said this is a very brief overview on the entire Roman Empire, beginning to end. As someone who knows very little about these people and this period of history, I felt that this book gives a decent overview and should be used as a means to evaluate your interest in the matter and/or what interests you the most about the Roman Empire. If you are already interested/know more than the basics I doubt this book would shed any...
  • Kathleen
    2019-12-31
    Over 50 days I listened to the 48 lectures in this overview of Rome from its earliest history to the fifth century CE. I was not historically prepared for the first lectures and should listen to them again. Also, it took me a few lectures to get used to Professor Garret Fargan’s strong Irish accent. However, this Great Course is a good introduction to the topic, and worth the time spent listening. Just don't ask me any complicated questions abo...
  • Ali Haidar
    2018-10-25
    Garret Fagan is the best history lecturer I have ever listened to. He is immensely knowledgeable, an excellent communicator, funny, easy to listen to, and immensely engaging. I was heartbroken to find out that he passed away at such a young age. I will always recommend this lecture series to anyone with a serious interest in roman history
  • Nightshadequeen
    2019-04-01
    Honestly, I preferred The History of Rome: The Republic by Mike Duncan, but this is a pretty decent overview. The lectures are well put together and entertaining. Honestly, I preferred The History of Rome: The Republic by Mike Duncan, but this is a pretty decent overview. The lectures are well put together and entertaining.
  • Charles Lupo
    2019-10-03
    This was like Mike Duncan with an Irish accent.Since I've listened to Mike's podcast thru, twice, this was mostly a refresher, and I found it good to get another author's perspective.The course goes over the history that you'd expect, but also takes a few detours into culture and customs, that I found quite interesting.
  • Michael Nash
    2017-07-26
    Great Overview. Bogged down a bit in the middle. Spends several lectures on Ceasar and Augustus and the leadup to the end of the Republic and rise of the Empire, then kind of yadda yaddas the next 400 years. Still, great detail on the early parts of the empire.
  • Dirk
    2018-10-31
    I am referring to the audiobook.Excellent overview of the history of Ancient Rome. Each lecture lasts about 30 minutes. If you are interested in Ancient Rome Fagan’s book is a great starting-point.
  • Krista
    2019-04-30
    48 lectures at approx. 30 minutes each. I now know EVERYTHING I ever thought I needed to know, and many things I didn't know I needed to know about Ancient Rome. Time spans approx. BC 190 (?) - AD 500. ANCIENT Rome.
  • Jerome
    2017-02-22
    Solid overview of the history of Rome.
  • Renee Stamp
    2018-08-14
    Wonderful synopsis of the various periods of the Roman Empire as well as their culture. Would highly recommend. The lecturer delivers an excellent presentation of the material.
  • Jay
    2018-08-30
    If you think times are tough now you should study Ancient Rome.
  • Ken Hamner
    2018-11-11
    Very informative and interesting.
  • Colleen Martin
    2018-12-14
    A great, comprehensive review of one of the most fascinating times in world history.
  • Xandria
    2019-03-08
    Very much enjoyed. Great lecturer, great information. Encourages me to learn more.
  • Tammy
    2019-06-20
    Really enjoyed this! Didn't know how ignorant I was about Roman History until I listened to these lectures! Increase your knowledge, listen!!
  • Judy Masters
    2019-07-30
    A very long audio book. I learned quite a bit, but it was a bit too much information. Glad I am finished.
  • Kathy
    2020-01-11
    I enjoyed most of it but the ending was very rushed.
  • Michael Wurth
    2020-03-02
    Thorough high level history of Rome. Great place to start!
  • Mike Day
    2020-03-06
    Loved it, just wish it could cover even more!