#98 – State Of Shock

#98 – State Of Shock

News of Varus’ defeat reached Rome only five days after the victory celebrations from the Balkan war.  Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three months! At least Augustus could now transfer troops back to the Rhine.  But this was...
#97 – ARMINIUS

#97 – ARMINIUS

The downfall of Ovid and the rise of Arminius.   Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three months! Another person who got caught up in all this was the poet Ovid.  He of the Ars Amatoria, in Engligh, the Arse of Love. ...
#96 – The Grandkids

#96 – The Grandkids

The downfall of Julia’s surviving children, Agrippa Postumus and Julia the Younger. Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three months! * The food shortages lasted for several months. * Including Augustus’s birthday, so he...
#95 – Thumbs

#95 – Thumbs

* While all this is going on with the Dalmatians, there are problems in other provinces as well. * We hear of campaigning going on in….. Africa. * And also this is the period when Herod’s son Archelaus is so unpopular in Judaea that he’s stripped of his throne and...
#94 – The Great Illyrian Revolt

#94 – The Great Illyrian Revolt

* Apparently this kind of pride was enough for Augustus to decide they had to go. * Bodacious must have seen it coming, because he built up his forces to prepare. * Which of course the Romans noticed, so they thought he was even more of a threat. * The Romans had a...
#93 – Bodacious

#93 – Bodacious

And overnight, Tibbo goes from being invisible to being the Number Two man in Rome again! * WHO DOES NUMBER TWO WORK FOR * Oh he knows. * Now all of Aug’s successors are either Livia’s sons or her grandsons. * This would lead to rumours that she had organised the...