Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to Ad 325

Version: Unabridged
Author: Will Durant
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: History, Christianity
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2014
# of Units: 30 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

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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Written by Chris B. on August 11th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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

Written by Jackie Vance on May 16th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

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

Author Details

Author Details

Durant, Will

WILL DURANT (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent over fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues such as the brotherhood of man and social reform long before such issues were popular, Durant, through his writings, continues to educate and entertain readers the world over.