Sun, 29 August 2010
In 238, a revolt in Africa sparked a revolution in Rome that would eventually lead to six different men claiming the title of Augustus.
Direct download: 107-_The_Year_of_the_Six_Emperors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT
Sun, 22 August 2010
After bungling a campaign in the east, Alexander headed to the Rhine where he was assassinated by Maximinius Thrax in 235 AD.
Direct download: 106-_Barbarian_at_the_Gate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT
Sun, 15 August 2010
Alexander was only 13 when he ascended to the throne in 222. With the help of his mother and a few key advisers, he managed to avoid being the kind of disaster that previous teenage Emperors had been.
Direct download: 105-_The_Last_Princeps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT
Sun, 8 August 2010
Elagabalus became Emperor in 218 AD at the tender age of 14. His short reign was defined by a scandalous private life and an obsession with the eastern sun god El-Gabal.
Direct download: 104-_Here_Comes_the_Sun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT
Sun, 1 August 2010
Carcalla was killed by his Praetorian Prefect Macrinus in 217 AD. Macrinus then spent a troubled year as Emperor before the House of Severus came back to challenge his rule.
Direct download: 103-_The_Equestrian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT