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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

6710 Ratings
Average Ratings
6063
312
155
92
88

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!

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

11mins

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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

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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

16mins

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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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

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 020a- The First Punic War

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Feb 28 2010

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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

24mins

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Rank #13: 170- Atilla Cometh

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In the 440s, the Huns began to direclty attack the Roman Empire. 

Feb 19 2012

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Rank #14: 138- The New Rome

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Live and direct from Old Rome!

May 30 2011

27mins

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: 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

28mins

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Rank #20: 023a- The War With Hannibal

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Feb 28 2010

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