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A weekly podcast tracing the rise decline and fall of the Roman Empire
Recent Episodes for The History of Rome
DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 11.5 MB
110- A Gothic Horror

In 249 AD Decius ousted Philip the Arab and ascended to the Imperial throne. Two years later though, Decius was dead after leading the legions to a massive defeat at the hands of the Goths.  

DATE: Mon, 20 Sep 2010
SIZE: 11.7 MB
109- The New Millenium

Gordian III died in 244 AD and was succeeded by his Praetorian Prefect Philip the Arab. While Philip dealt with internal revolts and external invasion, he found time to celebrate Rome's 1000th birthday in 248 AD.

DATE: Mon, 13 Sep 2010
SIZE: 11.9 MB
108- Gordian's Knot

By August of 238, the other five men who had claimed a share of the purple were dead, leaving 13-year-old Gordian III as the last man standing.

DATE: Mon, 30 Aug 2010
SIZE: 11.3 MB
107- The Year of the Six Empeors

In 238, a revolt in Africa sparked a revolution in Rome that would eventually lead to six different men claiming the title of Augustus.

DATE: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
SIZE: 13.6 MB
106- Barbarian at the Gate

After bungling a campaign in the east, Alexander headed to the Rhine where he was assassinated by Maximinius Thrax in 235 AD.

DATE: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
SIZE: 11.7 MB
105- The Last Princeps

Alexander was only 13 when he ascended to the throne in 222. With the help of his mother and a few key advisers, he managed to avoid being the kind of disaster that previous teenage Emperors had been.  

DATE: Mon, 09 Aug 2010
SIZE: 13.2 MB
104- Here Comes the Sun

Elagabalus became Emperor in 218 AD at the tender age of 14. His short reign was defined by a scandalous private life and an obsession with the eastern sun god El-Gabal. 

DATE: Mon, 02 Aug 2010
SIZE: 12.0 MB
103- The Equestrian

Carcalla was killed by his Praetorian Prefect Macrinus in 217 AD. Macrinus then spent a troubled year as Emperor before the House of Severus came back to challenge his rule.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jul 2010
SIZE: 10.8 MB
102- The Common Enemy of Mankind

Septimius Severus died in 211 while campaigning in Britain. He left the Empire to his sons, but their mutual hatred for one another meant that one of them was going to wind up dead.

DATE: Mon, 19 Jul 2010
SIZE: 11.5 MB
101- And All Was of Little Value

After defeating Clodius Albinus, Septimius Severus turned over daily administration of the Empire to his Praetorian Prefect Gaius Plautianus, while the Emperor himself went looking for further military vicotries in Parthia.  

DATE: Fri, 09 Jul 2010
SIZE: 6.06 MB
028- Taking Stock

DATE: Sun, 27 Jun 2010
SIZE: 11.2 MB
100- Black and White and Severus All Over

Septimius Severus became the undisputed Emperor of Rome after defeating Pescennius Niger in 194 and Clodius Albinus in 197.

DATE: Mon, 21 Jun 2010
SIZE: 11.7 MB
099- What Evil Have I Done?

After buying the Imperial throne, Didius Julianus only remained in power for 66 days before being ousted by Septimius Severus.

DATE: Mon, 14 Jun 2010
SIZE: 10.5 MB
098- Purchasing Power

After Commodus was assassinated, Pertinax reigned for 86 days. He was murdered by the Praetorian Guard in March 193 and the Imperial throne was auctioned off the highest bidder.

DATE: Mon, 07 Jun 2010
SIZE: 13.3 MB
097- The Fall of Hercules

Commodus went off the deep end around 190 AD and was finally killed by his inner circle in 192.

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Mike Duncan has a great sense of humor and makes the story of Rome very interesting. Worth a listen

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