Tiberius #25 – The Battle For Thrace

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 Pappy Sabs – and Camerinus....
Tiberius #24 – The Virgin Birth Defence

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 tried Barry & Stan’s Virgin Birth Defence.  ...
Tiberius #23 – Gold Of Tolosa

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 asked him.  We go into some details on the origins of the Maiestas laws, which leads us to talk about the Gold of Tolosa. Amazing...
The Psychopath Economy – Introduction

The Psychopath Economy – Introduction

Listen to me read the INTRODUCTION to my new book THE PSYCHOPATH ECONOMY. And you only have until 20 March to pre-order your copy!  http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/The_Psychopath_Economy_-_Audio_Book_-_Chapter_One.mp3Podcast:...
Tiberius #22 – Partial Party

Tiberius #22 – Partial Party

It’s a very special episode! Cam is joined by hilarious fellow Aussies Dr Fiona Radford and Dr Peta Greenfield from The Partial Historians podcast to discuss the epic question – who wore it best? Augustus or Tiberius? No Ray on this episode due to timezone...
Tiberius #21 – Nice Guy Tibbo

Tiberius #21 – Nice Guy Tibbo

More stories from the ancient sources about what a nice guy Tibbo was. Most of the time. In the early years. Before he went all sex-dungeon-y. And more stories about how the Senate became increasingly spineless.   ...
Tiberius #20 – Tacco Is Backo

Tiberius #20 – Tacco Is Backo

In the year 21 CE, Tacfarinas, the African Arminius, is still causing trouble for the poor old Romans. So Tibbo, who is busy, off building his sex dungeon, asks the Senate to deal with it. They, of course, wet themselves, because it means doing some actual work. ...
Tiberius #19 – The Tacfarinas Conundrum

Tiberius #19 – The Tacfarinas Conundrum

We’re still looking at stories showing how moderate Tiberius was in the early years – and how the Senate gradually became more and more useless. One great example is the inability to appoint a proconsul of Africa to deal with Tacfarinas, the African...
Tiberius #18 – The Sensitive Clutorius

Tiberius #18 – The Sensitive Clutorius

We look at some of the controversies that Drusus had to deal with when he was sole consul in the year 21 CE. For example – Caecina Severus made a strong case that the wives of provincial governors should no longer be allowed to accompany their husbands abroad....
Tiberius #17 – I, Claudius

Tiberius #17 – I, Claudius

Claudius, son of Drusus and Antonia Minor, grandson of Livia and Mark Antony, was born in 10 BCE. He’s so disabled, his mother refers to him as a monster and uses him as a synonym for stupidity.  ...
Tiberius #16 – Edward J Watts Interview

Tiberius #16 – Edward J Watts Interview

Edward J. Watts is a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, and author and editor of several prize-winning books, including The Final Pagan Generation, and a great book about Hypatia. He’s got a great new book out about the collapse of...
Tiberius #15 – ‘Pisoff’

Tiberius #15 – ‘Pisoff’

Abandoned by everyone, Piso walks off the stage. Plancina gets a pardon. Tiberius pulls a Trump and says Piso betrayed his trust. And then there’s this how thing about erections and electrocution that we are slightly ashamed about....
Tiberius #14 “Do Your Farking Job!”

Tiberius #14 “Do Your Farking Job!”

Agrippina and Piso arrive (separately) back in Rome. And the trial of Piso begins. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Tibbo_14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:02 — 89.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |...
Tiberius #13 – “Infected”

Tiberius #13 – “Infected”

Meanwhile in Rome, people are just getting news that Germs is ill and they are furious at Tibbo and Livia. Aha! They said. Now we know why he was sent into the middle of nowhere. He has probably been poisoned like his father Drusus was, because they both wanted to...
Help Jesus!

Help Jesus!

I just launched my second and last Kickstarter campaign for the Jesus film! Check it out, promote it, support it, lick it, rub yourself all over it! http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/kickstater_promo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Tiberius #12 – Tears for Germanicus

Tiberius #12 – Tears for Germanicus

Why did Germanicus go to Egypt? To get to the other side. His real motive, according to Tacitus, was tourism HOWEVER a couple of papyrus fragments discovered in Oxyrynchus in the 20th century, contains a fragment of a speech to the Alexandrians And it confirms that...
Tiberius #11 “Father of the Legions”

Tiberius #11 “Father of the Legions”

To Germanicus, Piso’s appointment will have been clear proof that Tiberius still did not trust him. To some extent it followed the pattern whereby a tried and trusted man was sent to watch over a young and inexperienced prince. But Germanicus was neither so young nor...
Tiberius #10 – Piso Shit

Tiberius #10 – Piso Shit

Problems in the East. It had started back in 15, when the Parthians expelled their king, Vonones. Although I’ve also read 12. Vonones was the eldest son of Phraates iv and had been handed over to Augustus as a hostage in the 20s BCE along with his three brothers....
Tiberius #9 – Happy Fish

Tiberius #9 – Happy Fish

The other problem Tibbo had in 16 was a belated consequence of the removal of Agrippa Postumus. As soon as he heard of Augustus’ death, Clemens, one of Agrippa’s slaves, had decided to sail to Planasia and engineer Agrippa’s escape to the German armies, where he...
Tiberius #8 – The Libo Shuffle

Tiberius #8 – The Libo Shuffle

Meanwhile, while Germs was off in Germany fighting Germans… Tibbo had major problems to deal with. SILK CLOTHING. CASSIUS DIO:  Tiberius forbade any man to wear silk clothing and also forbade anyone to use golden vessels except for sacred ceremonies. And when...