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A podcast from La Trobe University

Emperors of Rome

latrobe.edu.au

161 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

161 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

A podcast from La Trobe University

Emperors of Rome

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161 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Caillan Davenport and Matt Smith.

Latest Episode

21 Aug 2020 • 26 mins

Episode CXLVII - The Vagaries of Chance

Maximinus Thrax was an unorthodox Emperor, a man of lowborn status who kept to the frontlines with the military. It was only a matter of time before the Senate threw in with someone more on their level, but their choice, Gordian, would have the shortest rule of any Emperor. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)