Tiberius #16 – Edward J Watts Interview

Tiberius #16 – Edward J Watts Interview

Edward J. Watts is a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, and author and editor of several prize-winning books, including The Final Pagan Generation, and a great book about Hypatia. He’s got a great new book out about the collapse of...
Tiberius #15 – ‘Pisoff’

Tiberius #15 – ‘Pisoff’

Abandoned by everyone, Piso walks off the stage. Plancina gets a pardon. Tiberius pulls a Trump and says Piso betrayed his trust. And then there’s this how thing about erections and electrocution that we are slightly ashamed about....
Tiberius #14 “Do Your Farking Job!”

Tiberius #14 “Do Your Farking Job!”

Agrippina and Piso arrive (separately) back in Rome. And the trial of Piso begins. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Tibbo_14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:02 — 89.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |...
Tiberius #13 – “Infected”

Tiberius #13 – “Infected”

Meanwhile in Rome, people are just getting news that Germs is ill and they are furious at Tibbo and Livia. Aha! They said. Now we know why he was sent into the middle of nowhere. He has probably been poisoned like his father Drusus was, because they both wanted to...
Tiberius #12 – Tears for Germanicus

Tiberius #12 – Tears for Germanicus

Why did Germanicus go to Egypt? To get to the other side. His real motive, according to Tacitus, was tourism HOWEVER a couple of papyrus fragments discovered in Oxyrynchus in the 20th century, contains a fragment of a speech to the Alexandrians And it confirms that...
Tiberius #11 “Father of the Legions”

Tiberius #11 “Father of the Legions”

To Germanicus, Piso’s appointment will have been clear proof that Tiberius still did not trust him. To some extent it followed the pattern whereby a tried and trusted man was sent to watch over a young and inexperienced prince. But Germanicus was neither so young nor...