Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Narrator: Stuart Langton
Genres: History
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2005
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 19 minutes
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Overview

Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This regimental history reveals previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionnaires, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion.

Reviews (4)

Legion

Written by Matthew Mactyre on September 28th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of a kind book describing a history of a single, famous Legion.

Caesar's Legion

Written by Tolan Brown from Riverdale, UT on May 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and found it absolutely fascinating from start to finish. It’s historical in nature so it’s not like listening to a novel but it covers a fascinating time in world history and one of the most famous of all historical characters in a way that draws you in. I highly recommend this book.

Ceaser's Legion

Written by Kent Snyder on November 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Phenominal read. Expertly done in every way. Great reader, with excellent tone, tempo and flare! I listened to the CD twice. I learned a lot of meaningful information about the Roman Legions. It is all historically based, but was just as enjoyable as a fiction novel. I wish there were many more like this one.

Magnificent View of the Past

Written by Samuel Perry on July 13th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

We have all heard of Caesar and seen movies and clips of his day and time but in this book, the author (historian) brings Caesar's era to life - all with historical accuracy. Since we only live one life on this earth, it is fascinating to see how others lived centuries ago. Soldiers of long ago lived lives we can not even imagine. They were men who looked death in the face over and over again, enduring hardship for years at a time. Having heard this book, I feel as if I served under Caesar and now understand what it was like in that day. The reader has the perfect voice and vocal skills to make this book gripping. It is also easys to follow, despite the many names of people and places. The author keeps you on track from start to finish. This book will be fascinating to anyone with an interest in the past and a desire to know what it was really like during the days of Caesar. The conflict, emotion, strategy - these men were sophisticated masters of their trade. Five Stars!

Author Details

Author Details

Dando-Collins, Stephen

Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of "Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome," "Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable Fourteenth Legion," "Cleopatra's Kidnappers: How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar," and "Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor," He is an Australian-born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire o