The History of Rome Podcast
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179- The End
The history of The History of Rome...Why the Western Empire Fell when it did...Some thoughts on the future...Thank you, goodnight.
178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper
In the last few years of the Western Empire a series of Emperors came and went. The cycle finally ended in 476 with the exile of Romulus Augustulus.
176- The Quote Unquote Emperor
From 461-465 the Western Empire was ruled by Ricimer through a puppet Emperor named Libius Severus. Not everyone in the west was supportive of the new regime.
173- The Broken Bow
In the early 450s a string of deaths changed the political dynamic of Roman world. Between 450 and 455 Galla Placidia, Aelia Pulcheria, Atilla the Hun, Flavius Aetius and Valentinian III would all die- leaving the stage wide open for the next...
In 451 Atilla the Hun invaded the West. He was repelled by a coalition of forces lead by the General Aetius.
171- The Gathering Storm
After placating Atilla with yet another indemnity, Theodosius II fell from his horse and died in 450, leaving the Eastern throne vacant.
170- Atilla Cometh
In the 440s, the Huns began to direclty attack the Roman Empire.
168- The Rise of Aetius
In the late 420s AD, the Roman General Flavius Aetius connived and backstabbed his way up the chain of command.
167- Exploiting the Opportunity
The Emperor Honorius died in 423, leading to a brief civil war between the Theodosian dynasty and a self-proclaimed Imperial regime in Ravenna.
166- As Long As She's Nice To Look At
Constantius III continued to lead the Western Empire as its defacto Emperor until 421, when he was officially elevated to the rank of Augustus. Unfortunately, this elevation was not recognized by Cosntantinople.
165- Reviving the Roman Name
Between 412 and 415 relations between the Romans and Goths shifted back and forth between alliance and antagonism.
164- The Sack of Rome
After failing to secure a deal with Honorius, Alaric sacked Rome in August of 410. It was the first time the Eternal City had been sacked in 800 years.
163- Theodosius's Walls
Following the death of Eudoxia, the Praetorian Prefect Anthemius took control of the Eastern Empire and ran it wisely for the next decade. Meanwhile in the West, anti-barbarian policies will lead to the invasion of Italy by Alaric.
162- Opening the Floodgates
On New Year's Eve 406 a horde of barbarians crossed the lower Rhine into Gaul. Their arrival would have severe consequences for the Western Empire.
161- The Swamps of Ravenna
Alaric and his Goths invaded Italy in 402. After they were pushed out, Stilicho moved the seat of the Western Imperial Court to the city of Ravenna.
160- East vs. West
In the late 390s, the generals and ministers who dominated Arcadius and Honorius battled with each other for control of the Empire.
159- The Divine Winds
After winning the Battle of the Frigidus River, Theodosius stood alone as the last sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He would be die just four months later.
158- An Imperial Suicide
In 392 Valentinian II was found hanged in his bedchamber, paving the way for another Roman Civil War.
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