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A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

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Austin, TX

Description:

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy

7/27/2017
Audio excerpt from The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan. Forthcoming Oct. 24, 2017. Pre-order a copy today! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million Or visit us at: revolutionspodcast.com thehistoryofrome.com

Duration:00:55:40

Revolutions Launch

9/16/2013
Available at revolutionspodcast.com, iTunes, or anywhere else fine podcasts can be found.

Duration:00:00:15

Update- One Year Later

5/30/2013
Next show coming soon!

Duration:00:01:38

179- The End

5/6/2012
The history of The History of Rome...Why the Western Empire Fell when it did...Some thoughts on the future...Thank you, goodnight.

Duration:00:31:18

178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper

4/30/2012
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.

Duration:00:28:21

177- The Burning Ships

4/22/2012
In 468 the two halves of the Empire combined forces to dislodge the Vandals from North Africa.They failed spectacularly.

Duration:00:26:39

176- The Quote Unquote Emperor

4/16/2012
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.

Duration:00:24:59

175- Trying to Take It All Back

4/8/2012
From 457-461, Majorian marched around trying to reassert Imperial authority over the provinces while Ricimer remained in Italy.

Duration:00:24:49

174- The Sack of Rome Part II

4/1/2012
Following the death of Valentinian III there was an Imperial power struggle in the West. In the midst of this struggle, the Vandals sacked Rome in 455 AD.

Duration:00:24:19

173- The Broken Bow

3/25/2012
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 generation of leaders. Also, an announcment.

Duration:00:28:54

172- Showdown

3/18/2012
In 451 Atilla the Hun invaded the West. He was repelled by a coalition of forces lead by the General Aetius.

Duration:00:25:37

172- Showdown

3/18/2012
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

3/11/2012
After placating Atilla with yet another indemnity, Theodosius II fell from his horse and died in 450, leaving the Eastern throne vacant.

Duration:00:18:06

170- Atilla Cometh

2/19/2012
In the 440s, the Huns began to direclty attack the Roman Empire.

Duration:00:24:23

169- Huns and Vandals and Goths, Oh My

2/12/2012
In the 430s the Romans dealt with increasingly agressive and confident barbarian tribes living both inside and outside the traditional borders of the Empire.

Duration:00:24:36

168- The Rise of Aetius

2/5/2012
In the late 420s AD, the Roman General Flavius Aetius connived and backstabbed his way up the chain of command.

Duration:00:24:55

167- Exploiting the Opportunity

1/29/2012
The Emperor Honorius died in 423, leading to a brief civil war between the Theodosian dynasty and a self-proclaimed Imperial regime in Ravenna.

Duration:00:25:38

166- As Long As She's Nice To Look At

1/22/2012
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.

Duration:00:27:18

165- Reviving the Roman Name

1/15/2012
Between 412 and 415 relations between the Romans and Goths shifted back and forth between alliance and antagonism.

Duration:00:25:43

164- The Sack of Rome

1/8/2012
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.

Duration:00:25:55