Emperors of Rome

Emperors of Rome

Episode CLVI – Agrippina, Mother of Nero

As the wife to the Emperor and daughter of Germanicus, Agrippina had grown accustomed to being a voice of influence...

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Episode CLV – Agrippina, Wife of Claudius

In many ways Agrippina can be associated with the worst qualities of Livia – a scheming, deceiving and...

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Episode CLIV – Messalina

Messalina, third wife of Claudius, is likely one of the Roman Empresses with the worst reputation. The historians...

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Episode CLIII - Livia (with Sian Phillips)

Livia is often known by association - the wife of Augustus and the mother of Tiberius - but she becomes a figure of...

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Episode CLII - The Roman Empress

A Roman Empress could often be one of the influential individuals in Rome. Always close to the seat of power, they...

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Episode CLI - Ovid's Fasti

The Fasti is a poem about the Roman calendar, written by the poet Ovid during the reign of the Emperor Augustus....

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Episode CL - Q and A VI (Live)

For the sixth time, listeners provide questions and Rhiannon and Matt answer! In this episode: - Which Roman...

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Episode CXLIX - Herodian

Herodian was a Roman historian living and writing during the reign of the Severan dynasty. He is a valuable record of...

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Episode CXLVIII - The Always Unpredictable Outcome of War

During the civil war of 238CE no less than six Emperors were vying for the purple. When the dust finally settled on...

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Episode CXLVII - The Vagaries of Chance

Maximinus Thrax was an unorthodox Emperor, a man of lowborn status who kept to the frontlines with the military. It...

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Episode CXLVI - The Sun is Getting Real Low (Maximinus)

The Roman Empire was unprepared for the rule of the Emperor Maximinus. Regarded by many as a savage barbarian, he...

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Episode CXLV - Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

In 9CE three Roman legions were walking through Germany when they were ambushed in what would become one of the most...

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Episode CXLIV - Ulpian

Ulpian was a Roman jurist, who became quite influential during the rule of the Severan Dynasty. He was considered one...

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