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Episode 16 – The Battle of Lake Regillus

11/21/2017
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— “I have five daughters,” said the giant.

Duration: 00:30:13


Episode 15 – King Lars Porsenna

11/7/2017
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— The Romans gave him as much land as he could circle in one day with an ox and a plow, and they’d also give him a cow.

Duration: 00:19:23


Episode 14 – Life and Death of Junius Brutus

10/23/2017
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– Those guys must have had nerves of steel, the conscience of a vampire, the memory of a fly, and the stomach of a Nile crocodile.

Duration: 00:24:53


Episode 13 — State of the Union – 509 BC

10/16/2017
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Thank you, Mr. Uderzo! And thank you, Mr. Goscinny, may you rest in peace.

Duration: 00:52:11


Episode 12 – The First Two Consuls

10/8/2017
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That’s what I love about Rome. They kick each other, regardless of family lines, or family ties. So much for family love!

Duration: 00:25:03


Episode 11 – Rome 1 – Athens 0

10/1/2017
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Romans didn’t like being second, especially when it came to a little word like democracy.

Duration: 00:24:16


Episode 10 – The Tyrant and the Sibyl

9/24/2017
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Episode 10 – The Tyrant and the Sibyl The Tale of Rome - King Tarquin the Proud is the ruler of Rome, and it's not a good thing for its citizen and neighbors. But an old hag with magic powers, also known as a Sybil, makes the king's life miserable with a strange proposal... Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 10 — The Tyrant and the Sibyl. Last week we saw the end of Servius Tullius’ life, and how his son-in-law...

Duration: 00:20:32


Episode 9 – Killed by his own Daughter

9/18/2017
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Episode 9 - Killed by his own Daughter The Tale of Rome - Servius Tullius ends up under the wheels of a chariot, driven by none other than his very own daughter Tullia. We are also approaching the birth of the Republic of Rome. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 9 — Killed by his own Daughter. Last week we saw the end of Tarquin the Elder, and how Servius Tullius became the sixth king of Rome. This week, we’ll see...

Duration: 00:24:45


Episode 8 – Tarquin the Elder

9/18/2017
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Episode 8 - Tarquin the Elder The Tale of Rome. The life and death of the first of the Tarquins, and a curious prophecy that came true. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 8 — Tarquin the Elder. Last week we saw the life of Ancus Marcius and Rome’s expansion to the Mediterranean Sea. This week we’ll see the life of Tarquin, aptly nicknamed “the Elder” –after he managed to send away the two sons of Ancus Marcius away...

Duration: 00:19:49


Episode 7 – Ancus Marcius Founds Ostia

9/10/2017
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Episode 7 – Ancus Marcius Founds Ostia The Tale of Rome - Ancus Marcius, the grandson of Numa Pompilius, shows that he is neither a lame priest nor a cruel bully. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 7 — Ancus Marcius Founds Ostia. Last week we saw the life and death of Tullus Hostilius, the third king of Rome, and we also saw how Rome itself became a synonym of war. In fact, Rome—again, became all the things nobody...

Duration: 00:20:07


Episode 6 – Tullus Hostilius’ Holy Cow

9/3/2017
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Episode 6 - Tullus Hostilius' Holy Cow Who was Tullus Hostilius, the third king of Rome? The bully of ancient Rome, or another king that ended up in god Jupiter's frying pan? Partial Translation Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 6 — Tullus Hostilius' Holy Cow. Last week we saw how—after forty years of peace, Rome went back to its martial virtues. By the hand of King Tullus Hostilius, Rome went back to war, and it doesn’t seem strange...

Duration: 00:20:22


Episode 5 – Numa, the God Whisperer

8/31/2017
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Episode 5 - Numa, the God Whisperer Life and death of the second king of Rome. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 5 — Numa, the God Whisperer. http://www.thetaleofrome.com/rome-005 Last week we talked about the end of Romulus, the first king of Rome. [...] Numa also gets credit for almost all the most important religious institutions in Rome, and here goes a short list of his achievements: ONE – Numa created the...

Duration: 00:17:30


Episode 4 – Throne of Thunders

8/30/2017
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Episode 4 - Throne of Thunders The end of Romulus' life, the way the Romans describe it. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, in Beijing, China. Welcome to my podcast. The Tale of Rome, Episode 4 — Throne of Thunders. Last week we saw how Romulus dealt with three top topics of the day: the army of Rome, the female population of Rome, and the Senate of Rome. This week we will see the rest of his life and how his life ends, not an ounce less mythological than his whole life before. But...

Duration: 00:15:36


Episode 3 – Roman M Seeking F

7/25/2017
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Episode 3 - Roman M Seeking F Romulus takes care of setting up an army and a Senate. Also, he makes sure of getting wives for his new Roman citizens. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, speaking from Beijing, China. Welcome to the Tale of Rome, Episode 3 — Roman M Seeking F. Last week we saw how, after many generations, Rome was established at the edge of the river Tiber, and we also saw how Romulus, Numitor's grandson—and son of Rhea Silvia and god Mars, became the first King of...

Duration: 00:16:12


Episode 2 – Immaculate Conception

7/24/2017
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Episode 2 - Immaculate Conception Romulus and Remus are born, grow and help their grandfather Numitor to retake Albalonga’s throne. Afterwards, they found Rome. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, speaking from Beijing, China. Welcome to the Tale of Rome, Episode 2 — Immaculate Conception. Last Week we saw how Aeneas managed to escape Troy, and how he finally settled on the western coast of Italy. And we saw how his son came to found a city named Albalonga. Today we will see how his...

Duration: 00:16:34


Episode 1 – Once Upon a Time

7/24/2017
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Episode 1 - Once Upon a Time Aeneas leaves Troy, stays in Carthage for a while, and later navigates to Italy. There, he joins the forces of King Latinus. Later on, Ascanius founds Albalonga. Partial Transcription Hello, this is Abel, speaking from Beijing, China. Welcome to the Tale of Rome, Episode 1 — Once Upon a Time. Rome was founded in the year 753 BC, but to start our tale we need to do two things: ONE—I want to tell you a bit about this podcast, as a project, and TWO—we need to...

Duration: 00:15:38