April 7, 2018

#92 – The James Brown Shuffle

* By the time news of Caius’ death had reached Rome it was some time in late March, 4 CE. * Aug mourned but also hurried […]
March 26, 2018

#91 – All By Myself

* Keep in mind that by the standards of the day, jokes about deformities were pretty mild. * Remember those speeches Cicero gave about Mark Antony? […]
March 16, 2018

#90 – The Trouser Defense

Augustus stayed in Rome more now, no longer going out on long tours of the provinces, probably because he’s in his sixties, probably because he doesn’t […]
March 10, 2018

#89 – Days of our Lives

* It’s the year 1 BCE * Caius Caesar, biological son of Agrippa and Julia, adopted son of Augustus, is 19 years old. * And what […]
February 22, 2018

#88 – Ab Urbe Condita Libri

* Claudius was encouraged to take up writing history by the man who himself wrote one of the greatest histories during Aug’s reign – Titus Livius, […]
February 15, 2018

#87 – Killing Lions

* Caius and Lucius presided over games including one where 260 lions were killed in the Circus Maximus which was built by the first Etruscan king […]
February 10, 2018

#86 – The Genius Of Augustus

* Caius and Lucius seem unaffected by Julia’s exile. * She probably hadn’t had much to do with their upbringing for quite a while. * She […]
January 10, 2018

#85 – Ovid & Julia

* In 2 BCE, Aug turned 60 and was made consul for the 13th time. * Lucius Caesar turned 15 and became a man. * He […]
January 7, 2018

#84 – Herod’s Pig (audio fixed)

* Augustus is left all alone to run the empire. * In 5 BCE he becomes consul for the 12th time – 18 years since the […]