#84 – Herod’s Pig (audio fixed)

#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 last time he held the post. * As consul, he led out his oldest adopted son, Caius, on the day he first donned his toga virilis. * Not long...
#83 – Tiberius Quits (fixed)

#83 – Tiberius Quits (fixed)

Sorry folks. I messed up the first file. Here’s the correct episode. Tiberius suddenly declared he wanted to withdraw from public life. Something happened. Behind the closed doors of the imperial court, there must have been an argument, and Tiberius lost it. He said...
#82 – The Rise Of Gaius and Lucius

#82 – The Rise Of Gaius and Lucius

Tiberius is riding high, the last man standing – until he starts to be overshadowed by Gaius and Lucius Caesar, Augustus’ adopted sons. It is declared that both will become Consul when they are 20 years old. Meanwhile Tiberius is sent away to Parthia. Cam...
#81 – Tiberius’ Triumph

#81 – Tiberius’ Triumph

Livia is the Melania Trump of Rome. Julia falls pregnant to Tiberius but the baby is stillborn, which is the beginning of the end for them. Tiberius crosses the Rhine in case the Germanic tribes think the death of Drusus means they are free. To make him feel special,...
#80 – Slave Children Pets

#80 – Slave Children Pets

We’re back after a short break. To be fair, this episode started off pretty simple. But quickly it went to some pretty dark places. We’re sorry. You might want to listen to this alone, in a dark room, with a shower handy. Don’t forget to check out...
#79 – Drusus Breaks A Leg

#79 – Drusus Breaks A Leg

10 BCE – Drusus barely escapes from Germany. Augustus celebrates his 52nd birthday. Octavia dies. Antonia gives birth to Tiberius Claudius Drusus – the future emperor Claudius. 9 BCE – Drusus becomes consul. Then he goes back to Germany where he is...