December 21, 2016

#47 – Festina Lente

It’s in Spain where we first see the new cautious Augustus. Instead of taking crazy risks, like he sometimes did when he was younger, now that […]
December 16, 2016

#46 – Milites

Augustus needed to decide on the size and shape of the army. How many soldiers would he need to maintain the borders and to expand them when desired? […]
December 9, 2016

#45 – Augustus Goes To Spain

Before Augustus leaves Rome, the gates of the Temple of Janus were re-opened, which means the peace is officially over. He’s going to war, to restore Roman […]
November 25, 2016

#44 – The Reluctant Dictator

With great reluctance, Octavian allows the Senate to refuse his resignation. It’s a brilliant piece of political theatre. And to celebrate, he gets a new name.  http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Augustus_44.mp3Podcast: Play […]
November 18, 2016

#43 – I QUIT!

On the 1 January 27 BCE, Octavian started his seventh consulship.  On the 13th Jan, the Senate convened with Octavian as presiding consul.  And it was that day, […]
November 11, 2016

Special Edition: TrumPOTUS

Just this one time, we ignore Augustus and Rome to do a special edition about what just happened. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/special-trumpotus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: […]
October 28, 2016

#42 – Making Rome Great Again

Apart from reviving the traditional institutions, Octavian also starts rebuilding the physical infrastructure of Rome. He ordered the restoration of 82 temples within Rome. So he’s […]
October 21, 2016

Life of Augustus #41 – Princeps

Octavian gives a speech to the Senate, inviting each senator to look at his own reputation, wealth and ancestry and decide whether he was truly fit […]
October 7, 2016

Life of Augustus #40 – The Restoration

Octavian is trying to restore some kind of normality to Rome. He hands out large wads of cash, opens the Temple to the Divine Julius and […]