December 29, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #10 – The Second Triumvirate

On 19 August 43 BCE, Octavian was elected consul at the age of 19, ten months and 26 days. No-one so young had ever held the […]
December 19, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #09 – Cicero’s Fatal Mistake

Battles continue between Antony, Octavian and the consuls, Hirtius and Pansa. By the end of the episode, two of the four are dead. Decimus escapes from Mutina […]
December 10, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #08 – Robert Harris

Today we are joined by the one and only Robert Harris – author of many bestsellers, including FATHERLAND and his CICERO trilogy. The final chapter of […]
December 4, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #07 – The Praetorian Guard

Hirtius, Octavian and Pansa march to Mutina to support Decimus and fight Antony. At the battle of Forum Gallorum, Octavian and Antony’s respective praetorian guards go […]
November 28, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #06 – Cicero’s Big Gamble

Cicero realises that the only way to stop Antony is for the Senate to align themselves with the young Caesar. He delivers his Third Philippic against […]
November 22, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #05 – Another Civil War Begins

Shit gets real in this episode! Two of Mark Antony’s legions desert to Octavian and Antony finally confronts one of Caesar’s assassins with force – Decimus Brutus. […]
November 6, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #04 – Antony v Cicero

In this episode, Octavian throws a party, the Ludi Victoriae Caesaris, Antony is growing more powerful, Cicero delivers his First “Philippic”, Antony’s army from Macedonia starts arriving in Brundisium, Octavian […]
October 30, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #03 – The Featured Players

We discuss the other key players who are playing a role in Rome in 44/43 BCE – Marcus Antonius, Dolabella and Lepidus, Brutus and Cassius. There’s […]
October 23, 2015

Life Of Augustus – #02 – Going Rome

Octavius changes his name to Gaius Julius Caesar – but we call him Octavian so as not to confuse him with the other guy. He makes […]