Early Rome, from the Foundation of the City to its Destruction by the Gauls


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.6 stars; 9 reviews)

In this short scholarly work the German historian, Wilhelm Ihne, elucidates what is known or can be deduced about Rome's early history, from the time of its legendary founders and kings, through the establishment of the Republic, to the invasion of the Gauls in 390 B.C. Ihne writes that "No great state known to history can be traced to such a small beginning as Rome." This book shows how the slow evolution of Rome's political institutions, through class conflict and compromise, created a state which, despite few natural advantages, was destined to rule the world. (Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (6 hr 49 min)

Chapters

''Who list the Roman Greatness forth to figure'' 2:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Causes of the Greatness of Rome 15:58 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Sources of the History of Rome, Pt. 1 22:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Sources of the History of Rome, Pt. 2 20:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Legends of the Seven Kings of Rome, Pt. 1 23:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Legends of the Seven Kings of Rome, Pt. 2 24:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Legends of the Seven Kings of Rome, Pt. 3 15:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Examination of the Legends of the Kings, Pt. 1 14:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Examination of the Legends of the Kings, Pt. 2 21:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Five Phases of the History of Rome in the Regal Period 14:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Religious Institutions in the Time of the Kings 24:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Character of the Monarchy 7:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Senate of the Regal Period 5:58 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: The People in the Regal Period 9:36 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Magistrates of the Republic 18:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: The Senate of the Republic 10:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: The Popular Assemblies of the Republic 15:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Tribunes of the People 16:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Agrarian Law of Spurius Cassius 5:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: The League with the Latins and Hernicans 6:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: The Wars with the Volscians and Aequians 15:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: War with the Etruscans 6:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: The Decemvirs and the Laws of the Twelve Tables, 451-442 B.C. 19:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 19: Extension of Plebeian Rights from 449-390 B.C., Pt. 1 12:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 19: Extension of Plebeian Rights from 449-390 B.C., Pt. 2 14:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 20: The Foreign Relations of Rome Down to the Conquest of Veii 22:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 21: The Invasion of the Gauls 22:26 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

Excellent


(4 stars)

Ms Nagami is an excellent reader. The text itself is a little strange though. The author spends a great deal of time debunking the very stories he’s trying to tell, which is odd since most of them are obviously Roman origin myths, comparable with early Greek myths of the same nature. Clearly these myths aren’t meant to be taken as objective history, which makes it a little baffling as to why the author would spend whole chapters carefully debunking the logical inconsistencies of the stories. If you skip those chapters though, there is some good information in here about a period of Roman history about which comparatively little is written.