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Emperors of Rome
“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
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4.8 stars from 3,024 ratings
Confusing in later emperor’s
Frequently after the death of a later emperor you will jump back to random facts or events about the late republic or early empire that just don’t fit when you’re several hundred years past this and you don’t clarify the best that you are going to do this. After that complaint I just don’t...Read full review »
Jinchuriki_ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/23
Nothing short of amazing. In-depth, fun, exploring aspects of Roman life, culture, politics that you don’t easily come across in other sources. It’s a privilege to learn history from such brilliant, academic minds. Matt, as well, is a knowledgeable host, who always asks the right questions.
Lor.ns via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 03/09/23
Well done. Informative. Great production.
MGP Terps via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/23
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