#87 – Killing Lions

#87 – Killing Lions

* Caius and Lucius presided over games including one where 260 lions were killed in the Circus Maximus which was built by the first Etruscan king of Rome Lucius Tarquinius Priscus. * BTW if you go to Rome today, you can see The Obelisco Flaminio, now in the Piazza del...
#86 – The Genius Of Augustus

#86 – The Genius Of Augustus

* Caius and Lucius seem unaffected by Julia’s exile. * She probably hadn’t had much to do with their upbringing for quite a while. * She was too busy having drunken orgies. * Both of them were adults and were assuming more of a public role. * They presided over the...
Live From Durham

Live From Durham

A quick hello from our hotel room in Durham, North Carolina. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Durham_Love_Nest.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:02 — 42.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google...
#85 – Ovid & Julia

#85 – Ovid & Julia

* In 2 BCE, Aug turned 60 and was made consul for the 13th time. * Lucius Caesar turned 15 and became a man. * He was made an augur and joined his brother as a leader of the youth. * He was also permitted to attend the Senate and marked down to be Consul in 4 CE. * On...
#84 – Herod’s Pig (audio fixed)

#84 – Herod’s Pig (audio fixed)

* Augustus is left all alone to run the empire. * In 5 BCE he becomes consul for the 12th time – 18 years since the last time he held the post. * As consul, he led out his oldest adopted son, Caius, on the day he first donned his toga virilis. * Not long...