Caesar and Christ: The Story of Civilization, Volume 3

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Will Durant

Narrated By: Grover Gardner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2014

Duration: 36 hours 37 minutes

Summary:

The third volume of Will Durant’s Pulitzer Prize–winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to 325 AD. In this masterful work, listeners will learn about:

• the Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy
• the birth of the Roman Republic and the beginnings of Roman law
• the great reigns of Caesar and Antony
• the people of Rome—the artisans, tradesmen, and scientists
• the places of Rome’s great empire
• the beginnings of Christianity and its growth
• the rise of Constantine and the fall of the empire

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  • Chris B.

    I found it interesting as another take on Roman history of this period. Only shortcoming I think by covering such a long time period and economic, social, religious and war events the author can't spend enough time on one event or topic so major events and figures only given in highlights. I did enjoy the different analysis of each gospel and bible book. Comparison of Mathew vs Luke or Mark and I didn't get any notion of the author confirming his belief or outright opposing all belief. Very objective take on the historicity of events. I believe this book is good but requires previous knowledge of the events or further reading after this book to truly understand all the facets of such an amazing time period

  • Jackie Vance

    Even with my favorite narrator Grover Gardner the audiobook was lacking in substance