Tiberius #28 – Scapegoatse

Tiberius #28 – Scapegoatse

According to Tacitus, 23 CE is the turning point in Tiberius’s reign. He blames it on Lucius Aelius Sejanus. Suetonius, on the other hand, blames Sejanus on Tiberius. On this episode, we tell the story of the rise of Sejanus – the man who ruined Rome. ...
Tiberius #27 – The Son Of God

Tiberius #27 – The Son Of God

Tiberius, unlike Augustus, was only generous with financial help on rare occasions. And he stopped the urban development in the provinces. Because these are things you do if you want to make people like you. Tiberius didn’t seem to care. The hard work had been...
#100 – AESAR

#100 – AESAR

Augustus is feeling pretty chipper so he and Livia join Tiberius on his trip to the east. It’ll be the princeps’ last trip. Meanwhile Augustus asked people to just leave him the fuck alone. In 12 CE Germanicus read a speech out in the Senate where he said...
#99 – Papa Don’t Preach

#99 – Papa Don’t Preach

Before the news of Varus’ defeat had reached Rome, one of Augustus’ main concerns in 9 CE was how unpopular his legislation encouraging marriage and raising of children was.  Click on the banner and use the coupon code LOC to get 25% off your first three months! It’s...
#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...