The History of Rome

by Mike Duncan (michaelwilliamduncan@gmail.com) · · · CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 · 258 subscribers

A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Now complete! Visit us at http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com

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

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Revolutions Launch Sept. 16, 2013
Available at revolutionspodcast.com, iTunes, or anywhere else fine podcasts can be found.
Revolutions Launch Sept. 16, 2013
Available at revolutionspodcast.com, iTunes, or anywhere else fine podcasts can be found.
Update- One Year Later May 30, 2013
Next show coming soon!
Update- One Year Later May 30, 2013
Next show coming soon!
179- The End May 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.
179- The End May 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.
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.
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.
177- The Burning Ships April 22, 2012
In 468 the two halves of the Empire combined forces to dislodge the Vandals from North Africa.They failed spectacularly.
177- The Burning Ships April 22, 2012
In 468 the two halves of the Empire combined forces to dislodge the Vandals from North Africa.They failed spectacularly.
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.
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.
From 457-461, Majorian marched around trying to reassert Imperial authority over the provinces while Ricimer remained in Italy.
From 457-461, Majorian marched around trying to reassert Imperial authority over the provinces while Ricimer remained in Italy.
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.
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.
173- The Broken Bow March 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...
173- The Broken Bow March 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...
172- Showdown March 19, 2012
In 451 Atilla the Hun invaded the West. He was repelled by a coalition of forces lead by the General Aetius.