Tiberius Caesar #40 – I’M NOT DEAD YET

Tiberius Caesar #40 – I’M NOT DEAD YET

In March 37 CE, aged seventy-seven years, four months, and nine days, of which time he had been emperor twenty-two years, seven months, and seven days, Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus fell ill and died. OR DID HE? ...
Tiberius Caesar #39 – The Death Of Agrippina

Tiberius Caesar #39 – The Death Of Agrippina

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
Tiberius Caesar #38 – The Crash Of Rome

Tiberius Caesar #38 – The Crash Of Rome

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
Tiberius Caesar #37 – Secret Orgies

Tiberius Caesar #37 – Secret Orgies

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
The Papa Bear Beat

The Papa Bear Beat

When Ray’s away, the Cam doth play. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Papa_Bear.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:11 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS |...
Tiberius Caesar #36 – The Fall Of Sejanus

Tiberius Caesar #36 – The Fall Of Sejanus

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
Tiberius Caesar #35 – Unnatural Passions

Tiberius Caesar #35 – Unnatural Passions

Shortly after Livia’s death, Tibbo wrote a letter to the senate attacking both Agrippina and Nero. They were prosecuted by Aulus Avillius Flaccus – the future prefect of Egypt, which leads Cam into a sidenote about Flaccus’ treatment of the Jews in...
Tiberius Caesar #34 – Vale Livia

Tiberius Caesar #34 – Vale Livia

With Tiberius safely ensconced in his sex dungeon on Capri, Sejanus goes after more friends of Agrippina, starting with one of Germanicus’ generals, Titius Sabinus. About the same time, Julia The Younger, Augustus’ grand-daughter, finally died, after being in...
Tiberius Caesar #33 – Tibbo Out!

Tiberius Caesar #33 – Tibbo Out!

In the year 26, Sejanus went after Agrippina again, this time by attacking her close friend and cousin, Claudia Pulchra, who was accused of adultery and treason. Agrippina loses her shit and gets all up in Tiberius’ face in public. In the same year, Tibbo...
Tiberius Caesar #32 – The C*ck Bl*ck

Tiberius Caesar #32 – The C*ck Bl*ck

Even as late as 24 CE, Tiberius seems to be mostly rational, although his view on majestas was hardening. He refused to allow Further Spain to erect a temple to himself and his mother. And when Sejanus asked for permission to marry Livia Julia, Drusus’ widow,...
Tiberius Caesar #31 – Sweep The Leg

Tiberius Caesar #31 – Sweep The Leg

It’s the year 24 CE. Sejanus is trying to convince Tiberius that the sky is falling. His advice: sweep the leg. The Complete Premium Caesar: (Protected Content) HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a...
Tiberius Caesar #30 – Lucky Longy

Tiberius Caesar #30 – Lucky Longy

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, Sejanus next plots the demise of Germanicus’ kiddies and widow, Agrippina.   ...
Tiberius Caesar #29 – “Going Deep”

Tiberius Caesar #29 – “Going Deep”

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. Drusus, the adult son of Tiberius, who is about 37. And Drusus also had sons of his own. Tiberius Gemellus and...
“Pompey” Statue at Villa Arconati.

“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 following claim: “A study conducted in...
Tiberius Caesar #28 – Scapegoatse

Tiberius Caesar #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 episode, we tell the story of the rise of Sejanus – the man who...
Tiberius Caesar #27 – The Son Of God

Tiberius Caesar #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 if you want to make people like you. Tiberius didn’t seem to care. The hard work had...
Tiberius Caesar #26 – Florus, Sacrovir & the Frisii

Tiberius Caesar #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 revolt. This time by the Germanic Frisii tribe – all because their cows weren’t large...
Tiberius Caesar #25 – The Battle For Thrace

Tiberius Caesar #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. The Complete Premium Caesar:...
Tiberius Caesar #24 – The Virgin Birth Defence

Tiberius Caesar #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...
Tiberius Caesar #23 – Gold Of Tolosa

Tiberius Caesar #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...