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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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Podcasting Done Right

By Tommy.G3 - Sep 06 2019
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Mike, thank you for creating this absolute gem of a podcast. Moving to a new city and not having any data or WiFi, your podcast has been the one positive constant in my first two months after the move. The content is top notch and I appreciate the time you spent on making sure that every era of Rome was covered, not just the “highlights”. If you are looking for a quality podcast on Roman History, download all 176 episodes ASAP 😇

Fantastic show

By benschenker - Aug 06 2019
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The best bedtime story, but about Ancient Rome.

iTunes Ratings

6378 Ratings
Average Ratings
5773
296
148
79
82

Podcasting Done Right

By Tommy.G3 - Sep 06 2019
Read more
Mike, thank you for creating this absolute gem of a podcast. Moving to a new city and not having any data or WiFi, your podcast has been the one positive constant in my first two months after the move. The content is top notch and I appreciate the time you spent on making sure that every era of Rome was covered, not just the “highlights”. If you are looking for a quality podcast on Roman History, download all 176 episodes ASAP 😇

Fantastic show

By benschenker - Aug 06 2019
Read more
The best bedtime story, but about Ancient Rome.
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The History of Rome

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #17 in History category

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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!

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: 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
11 mins
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Rank #2: 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
11 mins
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Rank #3: 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
16 mins
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Rank #4: 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
25 mins
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Rank #5: 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
29 mins
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Rank #6: 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
18 mins
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Rank #7: 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
43 mins
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Rank #8: 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
26 mins
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Rank #9: 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
22 mins
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Rank #10: 020a- The First Punic War

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Feb 28 2010
22 mins
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Rank #11: 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
27 mins
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Rank #12: 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
26 mins
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Rank #13: 061- What, me Claudius?

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Claudius became Emperor after the assassination of Caligula in 41 AD. Far from a bumbling fool, Claudius turned out to be capable and dedicated ruler.

Mar 01 2010
22 mins
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Rank #14: 097- The Fall of Hercules

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Commodus went off the deep end around 190 AD and was finally killed by his inner circle in 192.
Jun 07 2010
29 mins
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Rank #15: 023a- The War With Hannibal

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Feb 28 2010
15 mins
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Rank #16: 111- Phase One Complete

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After the Battle of Abrittus, Trebonianus Gallus was proclaimed Emperor. After reigning for two years he was ousted by Aemilianus, who lasted less than a month on the throne before being ousted by Valerian.

Oct 04 2010
28 mins
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Rank #17: 066- 666

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Nero's popularity with the people began to wane in the early 60s AD. Things got so bad that after the Great Fire of Rome swept through the city, many held Nero responsible.

Mar 01 2010
24 mins
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Rank #18: 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
16 mins
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Rank #19: 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
24 mins
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Rank #20: 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
23 mins
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