Colin Elliott on Pox Romana: The Plague That Shook the Roman World

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 19 March 2024 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Colin Elliott about his book Pox Romana: The Plague That Shook the Roman World. Argues that the Antonine plague was both the cause and effect of Rome’s downward trajectory toward decline and fall. Backgrounds Rome’s multiple economic, social, and environmental susceptibilities; recounts the history of the outbreak through the experiences of physician, victim, and political operator; and explores postpandemic crises.

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Rome and Persia: The 700 Year Rivalry with Adrian Goldsworthy

The History of Byzantium | 13 August 2023 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Adrian Goldsworthy about his book Rome and Persia: The Seven Hundred Year Rivalry. Discusses the 700-year rivalry between the two great powers of the ancient world, from Crassus having gold poured down his throat, to Heraclius returning the True Cross to Jerusalem.

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Peter Sarris on Justinian: Emperor, Soldier, Saint

Tides of History | 23 November 2023 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Sarris about his book Justinian: Emperor, Soldier, Saint. Assesses the life, times and legacy of Justinian, the 6C Roman Emperor. Discusses his programme of imperial renewal; his overhaul of Roman law, reconquest of lost territories, and encouragement of Christianity – all advanced against a backdrop of geopolitical threats, climate change, and plague.

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Mary Beard: Emperor of Rome

The Book Club | 27 September 2023 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mary Beard about her book Emperor of Rome. Explores what we can and can’t know about the men who ruled the Roman Empire, and what the lurid stories about so many of them tell us about the anxieties and fantasies of Rome’s ordinary citizens and the remarkable resilience of the regime.

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Tom Holland on Rome’s Golden Age

History Extra | 6 July 2023 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tom Holland about his book Pax: War and Peace in Rome’s Golden Age. Discusses the golden age of Ancient Rome, or “Pax Romana”, where peace and prosperity prevailed across the Mediterranean world, from the fall of Nero to the reign of Hadrian.

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Josiah Osgood on Cato, Caesar and the Battle for Rome’s Legacy

The Daily Stoic | 7 December 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Josiah Osgood about his book Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic. Discusses the complicated legacy of Cato, how Caesar and Cato’s relationship can help inform our daily lives, and more.

 

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Cleopatra’s Triumphant Daughter

History Extra | 14 February 2023 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jane Draycott about her book Cleopatra’s Daughter: Egyptian Princess, Roman Prisoner, African Queen. Tells the story of Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, who overcame her parents’ deaths to become a powerful ruler in her own right – treading a fine line between appeasing Rome and honouring her mother’s legacy.

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Barry Strauss On The War That Made the Roman Empire

Talks from the Hoover Institution | 16 August 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Barry Strauss about his book The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium. Discusses the naval battle at Actium and the key protagonists and the implications.

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