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....