Tiberius Caesar #14 “Do Your Farking Job!”

Tiberius Caesar #14 “Do Your Farking Job!”

Agrippina and Piso arrive (separately) back in Rome. And the trial of Piso begins. The Complete Premium Caesar: (Protected Content) HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a subscriber. If want to listen to the premium...
Tiberius Caesar #13 – “Infected”

Tiberius Caesar #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...
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Tiberius Caesar #12 – Tears for Germanicus

Tiberius Caesar #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 Caesar #11 “Father of the Legions”

Tiberius Caesar #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 Caesar #10 – Piso Shit

Tiberius Caesar #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 Caesar #9 – Happy Fish

Tiberius Caesar #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 Caesar #8 – The Libo Shuffle

Tiberius Caesar #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...
Tiberius Caesar #7 –  Lindsay Powell, Germanicus

Tiberius Caesar #7 – Lindsay Powell, Germanicus

We are very excited to welcome back to the show our favourite history detective Lindsay Powell, author of several terrific books on Agrippa, Augustus and Germanicus. The Complete Premium Caesar: (Protected Content) HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it...
Tiberius Caesar #6 – Pulling Out

Tiberius Caesar #6 – Pulling Out

Germs got a FULL triumph and a triumphal arch, which was erected the following year only 150 yards from the arch erected by Augustus to celebrate the return of the standards from Parthia.   This suggests Tibbo wanted people to think about the campaign as...
Tiberius Caesar #5 – Lèse-majesté

Tiberius Caesar #5 – Lèse-majesté

After witnessing the Varus killing fields, They were furious and wanted revenge against Arminius and the Cherusci. Maybe Germs had calculated this? Or maybe it was an accident? With the Bructeri out of reach Germanicus set out in pursuit of Arminius, who skillfully...
Tiberius Caesar #4 – The Return of Herman

Tiberius Caesar #4 – The Return of Herman

Remember Arminius, the leader of the Cherusci tribe of Germans? The complete bad-ass who took down Quinctilius Varus at the Varian Disaster  aka the Clades Variana aka The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ? Well around 14 he’s having some issues with his...
Tiberius Caesar #3 – The Troops Are Revolting

Tiberius Caesar #3 – The Troops Are Revolting

Poor Tiberius has to live up to Augustus! He’s already rich. He’s inherited Augustus’ fortune. He could just retire, get a nice little house by the beach, with a pool, some pretty girls, Netflix and chill for the rest of his life. Why should he deal with all...
Tiberius Caesar #2 – The Confirmation

Tiberius Caesar #2 – The Confirmation

As you might recall from our last series, Tiberius came from several impressive families. He was, of course, the adopted son of Augustus, and therefore a Caesar. He was also a Claudian via his father. The Claudians were one of the most prominent patrician houses at...
Tiberius Caesar #1 – Killing Aggy P

Tiberius Caesar #1 – Killing Aggy P

And so it was that in the year 767 Ab Urb Condita, 14 AD if you’re a Christian, or 14 CE if you’re secular Or, if you were living in Rome at the time, you would called it the year of the consulship of Sextus Pompeius and Sextus Appuleius Caesar Augustus...
Augustus Caesar #100 – AESAR

Augustus Caesar #100 – AESAR

Augustus is feeling pretty chipper so he and Livia join Tiberius on his trip to the east. It’ll be the princeps’ last trip. Meanwhile Augustus asked people to just leave him the fuck alone. In 12 CE Germanicus read a speech out in the Senate where he...
Augustus Caesar #99 – Papa Don’t Preach

Augustus Caesar #99 – Papa Don’t Preach

Before the news of Varus’ defeat had reached Rome, one of Augustus’ main concerns in 9 CE was how unpopular his legislation encouraging marriage and raising of children was.  Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three...
Augustus Caesar #98 – State Of Shock

Augustus Caesar #98 – State Of Shock

News of Varus’ defeat reached Rome only five days after the victory celebrations from the Balkan war.  Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three months! At least Augustus could now transfer troops back to the...
Augustus Caesar #97 – ARMINIUS

Augustus Caesar #97 – ARMINIUS

The downfall of Ovid and the rise of Arminius. Another person who got caught up in all this was the poet Ovid. He of the Ars Amatoria, in Engligh, the Arse of Love. Remember him from ten episodes back? The one who wrote beautiful poems about love and seduction and...
Augustus Caesar #96 – The Grandkids

Augustus Caesar #96 – The Grandkids

The downfall of Julia’s surviving children, Agrippa Postumus and Julia the Younger. Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three months! * The food shortages lasted for several months. * Including Augustus’s birthday, so he...