May 24, 2019

#30 – Lucky Longy – Tiberius

Sejanus and Livilla conspire to murder her husband, Drusus, son of Tiberius. At least that’s the story according to Sejanus’ ex-wife Apicata. With Drusus out of the way, […]
May 17, 2019

#29 “Going Deep” – Tiberius

Tacitus seems to think Sejanus was the manipulator of Tiberius and that Sejanus wanted the power for himself. But of course he has things in his way. […]
May 14, 2019

“Pompey” Statue at Villa Arconati.

Some good/bad news on the Pompey statue mentioned in Tiberius episode 28! One of our Italian listeners, Jacopo Novelli, dug up this site: http://www.100kmdamilano.it/villa-arconati-al-castellazzo-…/ Which makes the […]
May 11, 2019

Tiberius #28 – Scapegoatse

According to Tacitus, 23 CE is the turning point in Tiberius’s reign. He blames it on Lucius Aelius Sejanus. Suetonius, on the other hand, blames Sejanus on Tiberius. On this […]
April 26, 2019

Tiberius #27 – The Son Of God

Tiberius, unlike Augustus, was only generous with financial help on rare occasions. And he stopped the urban development in the provinces. Because these are things you do […]
April 17, 2019

Tiberius #26 – Florus, Sacrovir & the Frisii

In 21 there was a revolt by a number of Gallic tribes under the leadership of Julius Florus and Julius Sacrovir.  And in 28, there was another […]
April 13, 2019

Tiberius #25 – The Battle For Thrace

The one about the military situation during Tibbo’s reign, Jesus murdering a herd of pigs in cold blood, Rhescuporis and Cotys battle for Thrace, Uppity Softy, Uppity Pussylips and […]
March 29, 2019

Tiberius #24 – The Virgin Birth Defence

Tiberius’ position on maiestas (treason) started to harden over time. By the year 22, according to Tacitus, the charge of maiestas was pretty standard in most trials.  Meanwhile, Aemilia Lepida […]
March 21, 2019

Tiberius #23 – Gold Of Tolosa

TIbbo bans the Druids and loves to sit in on court cases, giving his opinion on the guilt or innocence of the accused, even when nobody […]