September 2, 2016

Life of Augustus #36 – Fatale Monstrum

The poets of Rome vilify Cleopatra and yet also are in awe of her. Antony’s name and memory is wiped from the official records. And a […]
August 26, 2016

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 […]
August 18, 2016

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.   […]
August 12, 2016

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 […]
August 5, 2016

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 […]
July 15, 2016

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 […]
July 8, 2016

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 […]
July 1, 2016

Life of Augustus Caesar #29 – Imperator

Meanwhile back at Rome, Octavian decides he will now be known as Imperator Caesar. He crucifies 6000 slaves, creates Rome’s first public police and fire brigade and […]
June 17, 2016

Life of Augustus Caesar #28 – Parthia Pt 2

Let’s talk some more about Antony’s Parthian campaign. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:04 — 100.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts […]