SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard with Phyllida Nash (Narrator)

18 hours, 30 minutes first pub 2015 (editions)

nonfiction history informative slow-paced
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Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat...

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informative 97%
reflective 36%
challenging 27%
adventurous 10%
funny 7%
inspiring 5%
dark 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 2%

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medium 41%
fast 3%

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