August 4, 2017

#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 – […]
July 28, 2017

#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 […]
July 13, 2017

#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 […]
July 7, 2017

#66 – Consilium Principis

In this episode, we’re dealing with events around 18 BCE: The most important innovation Aug created around this time was his new small council, the consilium […]
June 15, 2017

#65 – Arsen Nisanyan

A quick break from the Augustus story and the usual frivolity to have one of our long-time listeners on to tell us his incredible story. Arsen Nisanyan has […]
June 8, 2017

#64 – The Cunning Plan

Augustus returns to Rome and he comes up with a cunning plan. He also fires the entire Senate. And Cam finds out who Vanna White is. Play […]
June 2, 2017

#63 – The Princeps Live

When we started this show, we never thought we’d see the day when the Princeps himself would appear on the show as a guest. I guess […]
May 18, 2017

#62 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 3

Aeneas reflects Augustus in many ways – they both place duty and piety before their own comfort and interests.  Both have to endure great hardships and […]
May 11, 2017

#61 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 2

It would be a mistake to see Virgil’s poetry as purely political propaganda.  It was a matter of self-respect for Augustus to allow artists to do […]