#70 – Fight For Your Right To Party

#70 – Fight For Your Right To Party

In 17 BCE Augustus decided to throw a huge party, The Secular Games, which was held only once every 110 years. Somehow this gets us talking about sex, animal sacrifices, holy trinities, Barabbas and Leviticus. Don’t ask me. I just work here. ...

I love Ray & Cam…

And Im not ashamed to admit it! This isn’t going to be one of the usual witty and funny reviews Ray and Cam usually get, this is just a big thank you to these guys for igniting my love and passion for history, especially roman history. Ray and Cam tell the story...
#69 – The Lamprey

#69 – The Lamprey

There’s a story about how Augustus dined one night with an old friend, Vedius Pollio, an equestrian known for his wealth, love of luxury, cruelty – and his pet lampreys.  http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Augustus_69.mp3Podcast:...
#68 – Mr Nice Guy

#68 – Mr Nice Guy

Augustus was a pretty approachable guy (like us!). We tell some stories about how he made himself readily available to everyone from Senators to the general public. And yet they weren’t trying to assassinate him, which says a lot about his popularity by 18BCE. But he...
#67 – Julia The Elder

#67 – Julia The Elder

Julia the Elder, the only legitimate biological child of Augustus (which makes her the daughter of the son of god), was definitely hot stuff. She had what you might politely call “a reputation”. We don’t know much about Julia’s childhood or early teenage...