Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

By March 69, Caecina’s troops (part of Vitellius’ forces) had arrived in northern Italy and crossed the river Po. They first attacked Piacenza where Otho’s commander, Spurinna, struggled to maintain discipline with his inexperienced but eager troops....
Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

Otho #6 – Otho On The Defense

Drunken soldiers storm the palace and threaten Otho, who they suspect is plotting something against the people. After he puts down that rebellion, Otho hears that Valens and Caecina were on the way from Gaul and puts together his army to defend Italy. Unfortunately...
Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

Otho #5 – King Arthur, A Russian Myth

A Sarmatian tribe from Southern Russia attacks some Roman cohorts and we learn about the Russian origins of the King Arthur myth. The governor of Corsica declares his support for Vitellius but it doesn’t end well for him, or for Tigellinus, but Calvia Crispinilla...
Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

Otho #4 – 666

Pagans and Christians continued to believe Nero would return, either as the Antichrist or as the precursor to the Antichrist. But is the number of the beast 666 or 616? Just a reminder – this episode, and the rest of our new series, will available exclusively to...
Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

Otho #3 – The Return of Nero

As soon as Nero was declared dead by the Senate, rumours started appearing that he was still alive, just in hiding, waiting for the right time to re-claim the throne. Those stories persisted… for centuries. Just a reminder – this episode, and the rest of our new...
Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

Otho #2 – The March of Vitellius

Vitellius starts his march on Rome with seven legions. He’s 54, popular with his men, and a good career behind him. But his troops’ reasons for supporting his bid for emperor may have less to do with him, and more to do with their own interests. On the other hand,...