6 episodes

A regular podcast series about place and space in the ancient Roman Empire.

“I found Rome built of sun-dried bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” - Augustus.

When in Rome Matt Smith

    • History
    • 4.9, 52 Ratings

A regular podcast series about place and space in the ancient Roman Empire.

“I found Rome built of sun-dried bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” - Augustus.

    Vindolanda

    Vindolanda

    Vindolanda was an auxiliary Roman fort, just south of Hadrian’s wall in the province of Britannia. It has gained significance as an archaeological site, for what we can learn about the military and the lives of everyday Romans.

    Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)

    • 28 min
    Pula

    Pula

    Pula was a Roman colony in modern day Croatia, and was initially an Illyrian settlement before being taken by the Romans. It grew into a successful port in the Adriatic Sea and now amongst its Roman ruins boasts a well-preserved example of a Roman amphitheatre.

    Guest: Dr Christopher Gribbin (Public Historian)

    • 23 min
    The Mausoleum of Hadrian

    The Mausoleum of Hadrian

    When Hadrian became the emperor of Rome he decided a new imperial resting place was in order. It would be just as grand and impressive as that of Augustus and his dynasty, but careful not to outdo it.

    Guest: Dr Gillian Shepherd (Trendall Centre, La Trobe University)

    • 24 min
    Fascist Rome

    Fascist Rome

    How has what we know of ancient Rome influenced by fascist Rome? Mussolini admired the Rome of the emperors and used it to further his own vision of Italy, changing how we interpret many of the monuments today.

    Guest: Associate Professor Flavia Marcello (School of Design, Swinburne University)

    • 29 min
    The Palatine Hill

    The Palatine Hill

    One of the seven hills of Rome, the Palatine is associated the mythical origins of the city and the very wealthy elite. It was here, starting with Augustus, that the Emperors made their home, looking down on the city they ruled over for hundreds of years. Here’s Gillian Shepherd.

    Guest: Dr Gillian Shepherd (Trendall Centre, La Trobe University)

    • 29 min
    The Theatre of Pompey

    The Theatre of Pompey

    Rome didn’t get a permanent theatre until the late republic, but when they finally did it impressed all who saw it. The theatre of Pompey stood in the campus martias and entertained Romans for hundreds of years, ensuring the name of Pompeius Magnus was known by all. Oh, and Julius Caesar was killed there.

    Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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Wonderful and I want more :)

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lestatoloves ,

History comes to life

I love this podcast and Emperors of Rome! History comes to life!

Dl3141 ,

Great

A well produced entertaining but podcast covering many landmarks of the Roman Empire. Great for Roman history nerds like me

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