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The History of Rome

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A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

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A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

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T.S.K.O.R.

By clark😍 - Nov 14 2019
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The seven kings is one of my favorite things.🤩🤩🤩🥳🥳🥳

Incredibly informative!

By Mac the history geek - Nov 02 2019
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6 stars. What an amazing podcast! I would suggest this to anyone ho likes history. Great!

iTunes Ratings

6822 Ratings
Average Ratings
6158
320
160
94
90

T.S.K.O.R.

By clark😍 - Nov 14 2019
Read more
The seven kings is one of my favorite things.🤩🤩🤩🥳🥳🥳

Incredibly informative!

By Mac the history geek - Nov 02 2019
Read more
6 stars. What an amazing podcast! I would suggest this to anyone ho likes history. Great!

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The History of Rome

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A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

001- In the Beginning

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Welcome to The History of Rome, a weekly series tracing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Today we will hear the mythical origin story of Rome and compare it with modern historical and archaeological evidence. How much truth is wrapped up in the legend? We end this week with the death of Remus and the founding of Rome.

Jul 28 2007

11mins

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002- Youthful Indiscretions

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Last time we discussed the events that lead to the birth of Rome,
covering the arrival of Aeneas in Italy and the story of the twins
Romulus and Remus. Today we will cover the remainder of Romulus's life,
his questionable morality and ultimate disappearance from the world of
men.

Feb 25 2010

11mins

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003a- The Seven Kings of Rome

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This week we cover the first three of Romulus's successors to the
throne: Numa Pompulius, Tullus Hostilius and Ancus Marcius, who they
were and what affect they had on the evolution Roman law and culture.

Feb 25 2010

16mins

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089- Provincial Matters

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In which I talk for way too long about where the best tin deposits in the Roman Empire can be found.

Apr 05 2010

43mins

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164- The Sack of Rome

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After failing to secure a deal with Honorius, Alaric sacked Rome in August of 410. It was the first time the Eternal City had been sacked in 800 years. 

Jan 09 2012

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154- The Gothic War

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Following Adrianople, Theodosius was brought in to salvage the situation. After determining that he could not beat the Goths in battle, the new Emperor was forced to sign a peace with the barbarians that treated them as, gasp, equals. 

Oct 10 2011

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073- The Only Man Who Improved

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Vespasian served as Emperor from 69-79 AD, stabilizing the Empire after a year of Civil War.

Mar 01 2010

26mins

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003b- The Seven Kings of Rome

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The last days of the Roman Kingdom were ruled over by the three members
of the so-called Tarquin Dynasty: Tarquinius Priscus, Servius Tullius
and Tarquinius Superbus. The last proved to be such a tyrant that he
was overthrown and monarchy was forever outlawed by the Romans.

Feb 25 2010

18mins

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020a- The First Punic War

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Feb 28 2010

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120- Interregnum

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After Aurelian's death, an old Senator named Marcus Cluadius Tacitus briefly reigned before the throne fell to Probus, who ruled from 276-282.

Dec 20 2010

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039- The Young Julius Caesar Chronicles

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Julius Caesar had an eventful career on his way up the Cursus Honorum. He won the Civic Crown in Asia, was captured by pirates on his way to Rhodes, and served as Governor of Hispania Ulterior.

Feb 28 2010

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074- Friends I Have Wasted a Day

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Titus succeeded his father to the throne in 79 AD, but ruled for only two years before dying of a sudden infection in 81. Throughout the reign of the Flavians, Agricola campaigned in Britain to Romanize the island.

Mar 01 2010

24mins

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138- The New Rome

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Live and direct from Old Rome!

May 30 2011

27mins

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082- Hadrian's Walls

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Hadrian's reign got off to a rough start following the political murders of four ex-consuls. The new Emperor would eventually settle in though and set out on his first grand tour of the Empire in 121.

Mar 01 2010

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137- The Christian Emperor

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This episode brought to you live and direct from Constantinople! After defeating Licinius, Constantine found his dream of a united Christian Empire foiled by a very disunited Christian Church.

May 15 2011

23mins

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019- Prelude to the First Punic War

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It was inevitable that the Romans and Cartheginians would run into each other one day.

Feb 28 2010

16mins

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162- Opening the Floodgates

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On New Year's Eve 406 a horde of barbarians crossed the lower Rhine into Gaul. Their arrival would have severe consequences for the Western Empire. 

Dec 12 2011

28mins

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023a- The War With Hannibal

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Feb 28 2010

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106- Barbarian at the Gate

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

Aug 23 2010

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040- In the Consulship of Julius and Caesar

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In 59 BC Julius Caesar served a controversial year in the consulship.
He pressed for land and administrative reforms the conservative Senate
opposed.

Feb 28 2010

23mins

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001- In the Beginning

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Welcome to The History of Rome, a weekly series tracing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Today we will hear the mythical origin story of Rome and compare it with modern historical and archaeological evidence. How much truth is wrapped up in the legend? We end this week with the death of Remus and the founding of Rome.

Jul 28 2007

11mins

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002- Youthful Indiscretions

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Last time we discussed the events that lead to the birth of Rome,
covering the arrival of Aeneas in Italy and the story of the twins
Romulus and Remus. Today we will cover the remainder of Romulus's life,
his questionable morality and ultimate disappearance from the world of
men.

Feb 25 2010

11mins

Play

003a- The Seven Kings of Rome

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This week we cover the first three of Romulus's successors to the
throne: Numa Pompulius, Tullus Hostilius and Ancus Marcius, who they
were and what affect they had on the evolution Roman law and culture.

Feb 25 2010

16mins

Play

003b- The Seven Kings of Rome

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The last days of the Roman Kingdom were ruled over by the three members
of the so-called Tarquin Dynasty: Tarquinius Priscus, Servius Tullius
and Tarquinius Superbus. The last proved to be such a tyrant that he
was overthrown and monarchy was forever outlawed by the Romans.

Feb 25 2010

18mins

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004- The Public Thing

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The monarchy had been overthrown and the Roman Republic was now
established. Despite the appearance of a free democratic republic, the
Romans were beset with economic and political divisions that threatened
the unity of the young State.

Feb 25 2010

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005- Trials and Tribunlations

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The infant Roman Republic faced many challenges as it grew into
adolescence, both internally and externally. Most significantly class
divisions led to a confrontation between patricians and plebs that
resulted in the creation of the office of Tribune.

Feb 25 2010

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006- The Twelve Tables

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In 451 BC a committee was ordered to compile and then condense Roman
law into a single text called the Twelve Tables of Law. Despite
tyrannical machinations by the committee, the Twelve Tables secured an
objective rule of law for all Roman citizens regardless of wealth or
class.

Feb 25 2010

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007- The Roman Washington

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Cincinnatus was famously appointed dictator of Rome in 458 BC and then
resigned soon after, securing his place in history as a paradigm of
republican virtue.

Feb 25 2010

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008- Decades of Gloom

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The years after the creation of the Twelve Tables were hard. Political
discord, grain shortages and famine all conspired to weaken the city,
but the Romans soldiered on in the face of seemingly insurmountable
adversity.

Feb 25 2010

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009- A Trojan War

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Economic necessity forced a final conflict with Veii, Rome's Etruscan
rival to the north. After years of inconclusive fighting, Marcus Furius
Camillus was appointed dictator and lead the Romans to victory.

Feb 25 2010

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010: Barbarians at the Gates

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Soon after the war with Veii, Rome was sacked by invading Gauls. The
event traumatized the Romans and left their city in ruins. It would be
the last time a foreign army breached the walls until the fall of the
empire 850 years later.

Feb 25 2010

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011- The Morning After

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In the decades after the Gauls abandoned Rome to its fate, the Romans
were forced to battle both external threats and internal sedition. The
Plebes, saddled with debt from the reconstruction, forced through
reforms in 367 BC that finally gave them access to the most powerful
office of state: the Consulship.

Feb 25 2010

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012- The First Samnite War

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From 343-341 BC Rome fought a brief war against the Samnites, a
powerful hill tribe who would plague the Romans for the rest of the
century. The Romans won an inconclusive victory, but the war was only
the opening salvo in a long running struggle between the two peoples.

Feb 25 2010

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013- The Latin War

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The Romans fought a final war against their Latin neighbors from
340-338 BC. The Romans won a decisive victory and the Latin League was
abolished once and for all.

Feb 25 2010

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014a- A Phalanx With Joints

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For hundreds of years the Roman Army used the Greek phalanx, but during
the Samnite Wars they were forced to develop a new distinctly Roman
system.

Feb 25 2010

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014b- A Phalanx With Joints

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The Roman army abandoned the Greek phalanx in favor of a new system
based on a three line deployment organized by age and experience.

Feb 25 2010

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015a- The Second Samnite War

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After a decade of peace, the Romans and Samnites returned to war. The
early years of fighting went well for Rome, but in 321 BC they were
handed a humiliating defeat at Caudine Forks.

Feb 25 2010

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015b- The Second Samnite War

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After a five year break, hostilities resumed between the Romans and
Samnites. Despite early setbacks, Rome eventually emerged victorious in
304 BC. During these years a controversial politician, Appius Claudius,
initiated a series of ambitious public works projects that advanced
Roman civilization.

Feb 27 2010

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016- The Third Samnite War

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Rome battled a combined army of Samnites, Etruscans, Umbrians and Gauls
for control of Italy. At Sentinum, the two sides fought the largest
battle in Italian history up to that point.

Feb 27 2010

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017- Pyrrhic Victories

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The Greek cities of southern Italy called on King Pyrrhus of Epirus to
protect them from Roman encroachment. Though Pyrrhus was undefeated in
battle, his victories were so costly that he was forced to withdraw
from Italy in 275 BC, leaving Rome in control of Magna Graecia.

Feb 28 2010

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