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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 11 – The Licinian and Sextian Laws

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 11 – The Licinian and Sextian Laws

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Well, we’re back into boring nothingness happening for a stretch of time. Lots of fighting with interchangeable Italian tribes, arguments over patrician and plebeian laws, we’re getting there, folks.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 10 – Camillus and the Sack of Rome

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 10 – Camillus and the Sack of Rome

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What’s this, things happen? Why yes, thanks to the newly discovered ability to “skip the boring parts,” we finally arrive at a moment of great importance: the sack of Rome by the Gauls, an event that would leave such a scar on the Roman psyche that Julius Caesar would use it as justification to conquer the region three hundred and fifty years later.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 9 – Wait, Military Tribunes?

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 9 – Wait, Military Tribunes?

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The period that will never end continues. Only 200 more years before we get to actual history. Meanwhile, here are military tribunes, replacements for consuls that definitely were real and certainly weren’t Livy making things up.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 8 – Appius Claudius, History’s Biggest Jerk

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 8 – Appius Claudius, History’s Biggest Jerk

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And now we come to the tale of Appius Claudius, and how he was the Platonic Form of asshole.

Note: We’re incorrect near the end of the episode when we say that the laws passed at this time allowed intermarriage between Plebeians and Patricians. That actually happens late. Nostra Culpae.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 7 – Cincinnatus, Eventually

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 7 – Cincinnatus, Eventually

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Finally, we get to someone you might have heard of, the dictator Cincinnatus. But first we go through yet more wars and agrarian law conflict.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 6 – Ten Years of War and Agrarian Laws

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 6 – Ten Years of War and Agrarian Laws

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And now we cover a decade’s worth of Livy probably making a lot of stuff up. We first run into agrarian laws, the bogeymen of Roman politics that became major points of contention during the late republic. And we fight wars, a lot of wars, against pretty much the same three people.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 5 – The Death of Publicola to the Tale of Coriolanus

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 5: The Death of Publicola to the Tale of Coriolanus

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More of the Early Republic era, where most stories are made up parables about how it’s good to support the state and bad to do anything else, such as in the story of Coriolanus, who turned against Rome but then turned back when his mom told him to.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 4 – The Birth of the Republic to the Death of Publicola

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 4: The Birth of the Republic to the Death of Publicola

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Having expelled the monarchy, the fledgeling Roman Republic takes its first steps, which mostly include going to war with everyone and people trying really hard to act like kings without being kings.

The Roman Podcasts, Episodes 2 and 3 – Numa to Ancus, The Tarquins

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 2: Numa Pompilius to Ancus Marcius, and Episode 3 – The Tarquins

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A double dose of podcasts this time. We continue our Roman History series with the conclusion of the Monarchy period, from Numa Pompilius down to Tarquinius Superbus and the founding of the Republic.

The Roman Podcasts, Episode 1 – Founding to Romulus

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 1: The Founding of the City through the Reign of Romulus

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A new podcast series, separate from our normal series, wherein we intend to trace the whole history of ancient Rome, from the founding until probably whenever we stop. This episode, Sagramore and Emily (or Aemilia, if you’re into the Latin business) start right from the beginning, with the founding of the city and the reign of it’s first king, Romulus. Oh yeah, we’re about to get all historical and highbrow.