The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome, and even today, traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa - and sometimes even further afield.In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects - a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West´s cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian´s victory over Cleopatra and the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome´s ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome´s success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire´s most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse, and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, and in the process, generated an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Gerrard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012712/bk_tant_012712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Greg is a coffee snob, and when it comes to getting the freshest and most exotic roasts, Greg is up for adventure. Adventure is exactly what the man finds on his trip to Bali in search of the mysterious Pink Cup, a rare coffee roast with incredible flavor and the supposedly supernatural ability to turn a man into a woman. Eventually, Greg manages to get his hands on a cup of this incredible coffee, but he’s not entirely prepared for the belligerent arousal that comes along with his new feminine form. Suddenly, Greg is thrust into an erotic, gender-swapped encounter unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined. This erotica short story is 4,200 words featuring a hardcore male-to-female gender swap encounter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jackson Woolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116372/bk_acx0_116372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Collected within this volume are three hardcore tales of men who, through supernatural means, experience transformation from one gender to the other. Now overwhelmed with feminine arousal, they´ll do whatever it takes to experience everything that being a beautiful woman has to offer, starting with their deepest, darkest, erotic desires. Witness Protection When Keith witnesses a Mob hit, his life is immediately thrown into turmoil. He´s willing to testify, but terrified about keeping his whereabouts and identity hidden. Fortunately, the witness protection program is about to help Keith embark on a trip using gender swap technology. Now living in the suburbs as a beautiful woman, Keith finds herself facing another battle, the overwhelming arousal that begins to consume her thoughts day and night. Soon enough, this newly minted woman enacts a plan to satisfy her cravings with the help of a handsome neighbor. From Mars When a Martian rock arrives at Neil´s museum for display, he´s overwhelmed with both gratitude and stress. On one hand, this glowing meteor is sight to behold, but with all the extra museum visitors, Neil is quickly growing weary and exhausted. An ant infestation only adds to his anxiety. Neil quickly finds, however, that the ants and the Martian rock are more closely linked than he first though, and after a bite from one of the strange insects, Neil suddenly finds himself transformed into a beautiful woman. With her gender now swapped and potent female arousal running through her veins, Neil is suddenly on the prowl for a handsome man to invade her brand new body! Hot Coffee Greg is a coffee snob, and when it comes to getting the freshest and most exotic roasts, Greg is up for adventure. Adventure is exactly what the man finds on his trip to Bali in search of the mysterious Pink Cup, a rare coffee roast with incredible flavor and the supposedly supernatural ability to turn a man in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jackson Woolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116365/bk_acx0_116365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.