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The History of Rome

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History
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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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By SisyphusCW - May 19 2020
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Currently the best podcaster I’ve heard. Master class in how to make history interesting.

Great podcast

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I like your show and Rome. 👍

iTunes Ratings

7597 Ratings
Average Ratings
6819
369
188
114
107

Best podcaster

By SisyphusCW - May 19 2020
Read more
Currently the best podcaster I’ve heard. Master class in how to make history interesting.

Great podcast

By huxley74 - May 17 2020
Read more
I like your show and Rome. 👍
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The History of Rome

Latest release on Jul 27, 2017

All 192 episodes from oldest to newest

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

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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

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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

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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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