June 8, 2017

#64 – The Cunning Plan

Augustus returns to Rome and he comes up with a cunning plan. He also fires the entire Senate. And Cam finds out who Vanna White is.    http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Augustus_64.mp3Podcast: Play […]
June 2, 2017

#63 – The Princeps Live

When we started this show, we never thought we’d see the day when the Princeps himself would appear on the show as a guest. I guess […]
May 18, 2017

#62 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 3

Aeneas reflects Augustus in many ways – they both place duty and piety before their own comfort and interests.  Both have to endure great hardships and […]
May 11, 2017

#61 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 2

It would be a mistake to see Virgil’s poetry as purely political propaganda.  It was a matter of self-respect for Augustus to allow artists to do […]
May 5, 2017

#60 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 1

“I sing of arms and the man”. Get ready for that classical education you missed out on because your parents couldn’t afford to send you to […]
April 20, 2017

#59 – The Last Triumph

Augustus does a deal with the Parthian King Phraates IV to return the standards and prisoners from their previous encounters with Crassus and Antony. And Lucius Cornelius […]
April 14, 2017

#58 – It’s All Greek To Me

While Augustus is out in the provinces, he tends to give his speeches in Greek rather than Latin, to show how much he respects their regional […]
April 7, 2017

#57 – Herod The Great

One of the client rulers who is best known during these years is Herod The Great. He was brutal, but the Romans didn’t mind, as long […]
March 24, 2017

#56 – Let It All Hang Out

For the people in the provinces, Augustus was just the latest in a long line of foreign rulers, like the Greeks and the Persians before him. For […]