Sun, 30 October 2011
After defeating the usurper Maximus in 388 AD, Theodosius found himself facing an even greater opponent in Ambrose of Milan.
Direct download: 157-_Only_the_Pentitent_Man_Shall_Pass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT
Sun, 23 October 2011
From 383-387 the tense quasi-partnership of Maximus, Valentinian II and Theodosius ruled the Roman Empire. During those years Bishop Ambrose and Nicean Christianity pushed themselves to dominance over their Arians rivals.
Direct download: 156-_Jockeying_for_Position.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm CDT
Sun, 16 October 2011
In 383 the General Magnus Maximus rose up in revolt against Gratian. The power sharing agreement that followed Maximus's victory would be negotiated in part by St. Ambrose, the influencial new Bishop of Milan.
Direct download: 155-_The_New_Bishop_of_Milan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm CDT
Sun, 9 October 2011
Following Adrianople, Theodosius was brought in to salvage the situation. After determining that he could not beat the Goths in battle, the new Emperor was forced to sign a peace with the barbarians that treated them as, gasp, equals.
Direct download: 154-_The_Gothic_War.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm CDT
Sun, 2 October 2011
Operating with faulty intelligence and desperate to defeat the Goths on his own, Valens forced the disasterous Battle of Adrianople in August 378.
Direct download: 153-_Adrianople.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm CDT