Otho #1 – Head

Otho #1 – Head

With Galba dead, Otho is made the new emperor of Rome. Long may he reign. Just a reminder – this episode, and the rest of our new series, will available exclusively to our subscribers. Join now for less than a cup of coffee.  If you're seeing this message, it...
Galba #4 – What Is Best for Rome

Galba #4 – What Is Best for Rome

At the altar of Apollo, Galba was still praying to the gods to protect him and the empire, when suddenly he got news that a senator of unknown identity was being conducted to the Praetorian barracks with an armed guard. A little while later the man was identified as...
Galba #4 – What Is Best for Rome

Galba #3 – A Plot Against The Throne

Otho didn’t take the news of Piso being chosen as Galba’s heir very well. He’d already been screwed over by one emperor and he bloody well wasn’t going to let it happen a second time. A plot is formed to usurp the throne. Just a reminder – this episode, and the...
Galba #4 – What Is Best for Rome

Galba #2 – Long May He Reign

On Jan 1, 69 CE, the beginning of the new Roman year, life looked pretty rosy for Emperor Galba. He had no obvious threats to his power from outside or inside the empire. On Jan 3, the Senate offered vows and sacrifices for his long health and reign. Unbeknownst to...
Galba #4 – What Is Best for Rome

Galba #1 – Republic Schmublic

In our last episode, we finished on June 9, 68. Nero was 30 years and six months old. He had ruled for 13 years and 8 months. On June 10, 68, while he was still in Spain, The Senate declared Galba to be the new Emperor. The first person from outside of the...