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Vol 3 Ep 47 - Ancient Rome: Crisis and Collapse of the Principate
222 - 304 - The Roman Empire was on the verge of falling apart until some radical thinking by one particular Emperor looked like it could change the direction and save the future of the Empire.
Vol 3 Ep 46 - Ancient Rome: The Severan Dynasty
193 - 222 - There were Five Good Emperors and then there seemed to be none. Just how did the quality of the Princeps decline so dramatically and what pressures were responsible for making it happen?
Vol 3 Ep 45 - Ancient Rome: The Five Good Emperors
98 - 192 - The Pax Romana continues and tells a story of Roman stability through the second century. Gone are the egotistical megalomaniac emperors from the first century, or are they?
Vol 3 Ep 44 - EVENT - The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius ( Pompeii )
79 - The Romans could not have ever known the catastrophe that suddenly destroyed all civilisation around the Gulf of Naples in less that 24 hours.
Vol 3 Ep 43 - Ancient Rome: The Flavian Dynasty
68 - 98 - The Year of the Four Emperors came out of the chaos of the reign of Nero. Find out how Vespasian managed to steady the Roman ship and whether his two sons would be able to continue his good work in the aftermath.
Vol 3 Ep 42 - Ancient Rome: The Julio-Claudian Dynasty
14 - 68 - Although we covered the life and reign of Augustus in previous episodes, we can now explore the reigns of emperors 2, 3, 4 and 5 as we find out more about the unpredictability of Rome deciding to go back to a monarchical constitution in order to regulate the powerful Roman Senate.
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Chris, thanks for a lot of hard work, interesting material (which gets listened to multiple times) and a fabulous rate of speaking. I have a peculiar form of deafness and your deliberate pacing in the way you speak enables me to follow what you are saying.
You got me hooked when I stumbled on your histories of the ancient world on YT which are beautifully broad brush to fill in my total ignorance.
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History Of The World Podcast
Still catching up with episodes at September 25. Still in lockdown. Still love the break from reality with great history stories.