Rank #1: 001- In the Beginning
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.
Rank #2: 002- Youthful Indiscretions
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
Rank #3: 003a- The Seven Kings of Rome
throne: Numa Pompulius, Tullus Hostilius and Ancus Marcius, who they
were and what affect they had on the evolution Roman law and culture.
Rank #4: 164- The Sack of Rome
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.
Rank #5: 154- The Gothic War
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.
Rank #6: 003b- The Seven Kings of Rome
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.
Rank #7: 089- Provincial Matters
Rank #8: 073- The Only Man Who Improved
Vespasian served as Emperor from 69-79 AD, stabilizing the Empire after a year of Civil War.
Rank #9: 039- The Young Julius Caesar Chronicles
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.
Rank #10: 020a- The First Punic War
Rank #11: 082- Hadrian's Walls
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.
Rank #12: 120- Interregnum
After Aurelian's death, an old Senator named Marcus Cluadius Tacitus briefly reigned before the throne fell to Probus, who ruled from 276-282.
Rank #13: 061- What, me Claudius?
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.
Rank #14: 097- The Fall of Hercules
Rank #15: 023a- The War With Hannibal
Rank #16: 111- Phase One Complete
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.
Rank #17: 066- 666
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.
Rank #18: 019- Prelude to the First Punic War
Rank #19: 074- Friends I Have Wasted a Day
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.
Rank #20: 040- In the Consulship of Julius and Caesar
He pressed for land and administrative reforms the conservative Senate