Life of Augustus Caesar #35 – The Death Of Antony & Cleopatra

Life of Augustus Caesar #35 – The Death Of Antony & Cleopatra

This is one of those episodes that feel like major turning points in the narrative. Ever since Julius Caesar was assassinated, way way back in 44 BCE, Mark Antony has been one of our main characters. He bestrode the Roman world like a colossus. And today we kill him...
Life of Augustus Caesar #34 – The Showdown (Part 2)

Life of Augustus Caesar #34 – The Showdown (Part 2)

The Battle of Actium begins. Octavian (& Agrippa) versus Mark Antony (& Cleopatra) fight to see who will be the last man standing in Rome.   http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Aug_34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Life of Augustus Caesar #33 – The Showdown (Part 1)

Life of Augustus Caesar #33 – The Showdown (Part 1)

After 13 years of being frenemies, shit finally comes to a head between Octavian and Antony (and Cleopatra) as they throw down gauntlets that will lead them to the Battle of Actium on 2 September, 31 BCE.  ...
Life of Augustus Caesar #32 – Donations of Alexandria

Life of Augustus Caesar #32 – Donations of Alexandria

We’re back! On this episode, Octavia and Livia are made sacrosanct and granted unprecedented honours. We talk about “pater familias”, something Ray is trying hard to bring back. Then Antony gets back on the horse and captures Slartibartfast aka King...
Life of Augustus Caesar #31 – Cleopatra & Cloaca

Life of Augustus Caesar #31 – Cleopatra & Cloaca

Agrippa rolls up his sleeves and gets shit done (literally) and we talk about the woman who ruled a country, wrote a book about make-up, and could talk 27 languages – including the language of love – Cleopatra.  ...

Life of Augustus Caesar #30 – Making Rome Great Again

Octavian fights in Illyricum (Croatia) where he reportedly is a brave and daring leader of men (cough cough bullshit). When he gets back to Rome, he and Agrippa start MAKING ROME GREAT AGAIN. They don’t build a wall – but they do build a few aqueducts and...