1 hr 3 min

Episode CLXII - Anthology of Interest III Emperors of Rome

    • History

Rhiannon Evans, Caillan Davenport, Gillian Shepherd and Matt Smith each share three items of Roman interest for three minutes! You will hear:

- Silius Italicus and his unbearable bunion
- Pomponius Mela and the wonders of the Nile
- Snarky soldiers at the Vindolanda fort
- Legacy hunters and the jewels of Matidia
- Unusual dedications to the gods
- Early sources for the great fire of Rome
- The effectiveness of Roman concrete
- How Rome dealt with mass burial of the poor
- Sea monsters
- Curse tablets and sporting fanatics
- Vedius Pollio throws a clumsy slave to the lamprey
- The rare instances of Romans sacrificing people

Guests:
Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)
Assoc. Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Dr Gillian Shepherd (Director, Trendall Centre, La Trobe University)

Recorded in front of a live zoom audience on 24th April, 2021.

Rhiannon Evans, Caillan Davenport, Gillian Shepherd and Matt Smith each share three items of Roman interest for three minutes! You will hear:

- Silius Italicus and his unbearable bunion
- Pomponius Mela and the wonders of the Nile
- Snarky soldiers at the Vindolanda fort
- Legacy hunters and the jewels of Matidia
- Unusual dedications to the gods
- Early sources for the great fire of Rome
- The effectiveness of Roman concrete
- How Rome dealt with mass burial of the poor
- Sea monsters
- Curse tablets and sporting fanatics
- Vedius Pollio throws a clumsy slave to the lamprey
- The rare instances of Romans sacrificing people

Guests:
Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)
Assoc. Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Dr Gillian Shepherd (Director, Trendall Centre, La Trobe University)

Recorded in front of a live zoom audience on 24th April, 2021.

1 hr 3 min

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