Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of many books about Ancient Rome including THE IDES. We had a great chat with him about Caesar’s assassination and the civil war.
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I watched Beyond 2000 religiously as a child. I was so fascinated in that kind of material and have been dismayed to see that, with the exception of How Its Made and Modern Marvels, normal television does not have anything of substance anymore. I’ve stopped watching TV for years now as a result. Great to hear from Stephen today. Fantastic.
Not sure anyone is reading these threads, but one thing Stephen said I found surprising. To paraphrase he said that the Parthians were a serious problem for the Romans over and over again, defeating many armies. I’m not sure that is really born out by the sources (admittedly only Roman). Certainly I feel that over time the Romans got the better of the Parthians, Carrhae being the only significant exception. Here’s a nice synopsis that I came across: