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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,694 ratings
Excellent!!!
Informative and entertaining, marvelous presentation.
Ike 22222 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/19
Great show!
Excellent show. Great narration and material.
Trilolight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/19
Humungously enjoying this podcast; 25 years since studying Roman history, every episode reminds me of uni days and makes me grab the Penguins off their dusty shelf and re-read!
MessalinaK via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/15/19
Recent Episodes
The Roman calendar was important to the civic management of Rome - it told when to plant and harvest crops, when to celebrate festivals and when to go to war. The calendar designed by the Romans is used today, more or less unchanged for 2000 years - including paying homage to both Julius Caesar...
Published 04/30/19
The historian Edward Gibbon perhaps summed up Caracalla quite succinctly, when he used this phrase to describe his demise while answering a call of nature on the side of the road: "Such was the end of a monster whose life disgraced human nature, and whose reign accused the patience of the...
Published 04/16/19
The Roman Empire had engaged in Parthian wars for generations, stretching back, off and on, to the days of Pompey the Great. Caracalla makes his foray into this arena, but as always, he’s going to do things a little differently. He shall have a wedding. Or a hanging. Either way he’s going to...
Published 04/01/19
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