The Gates of Rome


This series follows the rise of Julius Caesar, with this entry covering his early days up to the period where Caesar left Rome following the defeat of his uncle by Sulla and first joined the army.

The version I listened to was abridged, which I didn’t realise until after I’d started, or I wouldn’t have chosen it. That meant you race through the story very quickly and it’s more like a highlight reel.

That said, Alex Jennings does a good job on delivery.

It’s an interesting look at a great historical figure that doesn’t limit itself to the main protagonist and includes a number of ancillary characters who add to the story.

Apparently, it lacks something when it comes to historical accuracy though. Still, an entertaining read.

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Reviewed: 28th October 2018