March 24, 2017

#56 – Let It All Hang Out

For the people in the provinces, Augustus was just the latest in a long line of foreign rulers, like the Greeks and the Persians before him. For […]
March 16, 2017
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#55 – Augustus Goes To Sicily

In the year 22 BCE, Augustus went to Sicily, Rome’s oldest overseas province. But the people aren’t prepared to let him go that easily. They start burning […]
March 9, 2017

#54 – Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt has been everywhere. Which is why his blog is called Everything Everywhere. Since 2007 he’s been travelling nearly non-stop, taking photos – and has […]
February 24, 2017

#53 – The CrackDown

The Primus Affair continues. Shortly after, there’s another scandal – the Fannius Caepio conspiracy. It’s time for Augustus to crack down. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Augustus_53.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]
February 17, 2017

#52 – The Primus Affair

The people try to convince Augustus to become dictator. He refuses. Then the proconsul of Macedonia, Marcus Primus, is brought up on serious charges of ruining the […]
February 10, 2017

#51 – Dark Shadow

It’s late 23 BCE. Agrippa leaves Rome and makes his home in Lesbos. Rumours fly. Meanwhile there are still plagues, famine and natural disasters in Rome. […]
January 20, 2017

#50 – Imperium

In 23 BCE Augustus fell very sick with man flu once again. It was so bad, everyone thought he was going to die. When he miraculously […]
January 13, 2017

#49 – Covered With Spots

When Augustus finally returns to Rome late in 24, he travels along newly restored roads that he had mostly paid for himself. They were adorned with […]
January 6, 2017

#48 – Man Flu

We’re back! First show of 2017! On his way back from Spain, Augustus falls deathly ill with man flu, which forces him to think about his […]