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Emperors of Rome
Emperors of Rome
La Trobe University

“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by... more

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Episodes

Episode CCXIX - Hispala Faecena and the Bacchanalia Conspiracy

Hispala Faecena was instrumental in bringing the cult of Bacchus to the attention of Roman authorities, ending a conspiracy that... more

21 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Episode CCXVIII - Martial on the Emperors

Martial was a Roman poet primarily writing during the reign of Domitian, and while primarily known for his commentary on... more

08 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Episode CCXVII - Angeronalia

Yes, it’s that festive time of year again, when you gather all ye merry people with sore throats, stand around... more

15 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Episode CCXVI - A Roman Haunting in Three Parts

A dire warning from the spirit of Africa! A Haunting in Athens! And someone cuts the hair of Pliny’s freedman. Pliny... more

27 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Episode CCXV - The Unconquered Sun

Aurelian is known as a conqueror, a general and a restorer, and his reputation is based on those achievements. But... more

27 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
Episode CCXIV - Aurelian, Restorer of the Age

Aurelian has seen off vandals, goths, and conquered the forces of Zenobia to reclaim the east. But to the west... more

25 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Episode CCXIII - Zenobia

The weakness of Rome was the strength of Palmyra, and the east came to be be ruled by the Queen... more

04 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode CCXII - Aurelian, the Restorer of the World

Aurelian became Emperor of a fractured empire. To the west the Gallic Empire had been established ten years earlier, the... more

14 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Episode CCXI - Claudius Gothicus

The treacherous death of Gallienus saw the rise of a man of war. Claudius Gothicus definitely earned his title, but... more

23 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Episode CCX - A Lesson in Latin III

What Latin words and concepts for time are still with us today? Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History,... more

08 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Emperors of Rome
Episode CCXIX - Hispala Faecena and the Bacchanalia Conspiracy
Emperors of Rome