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Join veteran podcasters Ray Harris (The World War II Podcast) and Cameron Reilly (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast) as they go on a journey to discover the true story about the Caesars.



WARNING: This podcast contains jokes, rude words and references to politics and religion. People easily triggered by such things should not listen. You poor snowflakes.

Life Of Caesar Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris

    • Geschiedenis

Join veteran podcasters Ray Harris (The World War II Podcast) and Cameron Reilly (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast) as they go on a journey to discover the true story about the Caesars.



WARNING: This podcast contains jokes, rude words and references to politics and religion. People easily triggered by such things should not listen. You poor snowflakes.

    Caligula #11 – Paranoia

    Caligula #11 – Paranoia

    From his sickbed he named his favorite sister, Drusilla, to inherit the imperial “property and the throne”. But when he recovered, he decided to rid himself of some enemies, real or imagined, including Gemellus, Macro and Silanus, his former father-in-law.

    • 1 u. 4 min.
    Caligula #10 – “Anal Maintenance”

    Caligula #10 – “Anal Maintenance”

    Caligula's absolute favourite thing in the world, apart from spending money, is screwing. And seriously, who can blame him. It's good to be the king. And, like Ray, he was happy to be a power bottom. He liked horse racing, and was fond of poisoning other team's horses and riders. He liked actors, and was fond of beating people up who interrupted performances in the theatre. I wish we could do that to people who write moronic iTunes reviews. And then, a few months after he became Emperor, Caligula fell seriously ill. It would be the turning point of his reign.

    • 53 min.
    Caligula #9 – The Ships of Nemi

    Caligula #9 – The Ships of Nemi

    The Nemi ships were two pleasure barges, one larger than the other, built under Caligula at Lake Nemi. Although there were several attempts to recover them from the 15th century onwards, it wasn't until 1929 that Mussolini ordered the whole of Lake Nemi would be drained and they were recovered and housed in a museum. And then the Americans decided to drop bombs on them, and they were destroyed, lost forever.

    • 1 u.
    Caligula #8 – Shamelessness

    Caligula #8 – Shamelessness

    According to Suetonius, Caligula was quite proud of his "adiatrepsia" - shamelessness. He lived in habitual incest with all his sisters and was especially fond of Drusilla. He made her divorce her first husband and marry his friend and lover Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. In 37 he interrupted the wedding of Livia Orestilla so he could marry her himself - and then kicked her to the curb 24 hours later. Then he made Lollia Paulina divorce her husband and marry him - but he tired of her in six months. Then he married Caesonia, "a woman of reckless extravagance and wantonness". Six months into his rule, Caligula fell seriously ill.  While he was sick in bed, Macro and Silanus apparently prepared for the worst. They started the wheels in motion for Gemellus to be declared the successor.

    • 1 u. 3 min.
    Caligula #7 – Going Back To Cali

    Caligula #7 – Going Back To Cali

    How does a 24 year old kid, who's never even been on a battlefield, let alone lead an army to victory, get declared "imperator"?



    How would you handle it if you were granted ius arbitriumque omnium rerum (‘power and authority over all things’) and declared princeps legibus solutus (a princeps not bound by the laws)? Would you be able to handle it?



    We know we wouldn't. Who would we have killed? Find out on this episode.

    • 1 u. 5 min.
    Caligula #6 – The Maccabees

    Caligula #6 – The Maccabees

    One of the other first things Caligula did when he took power was to release Herod Agrippa from jail - King Herod from the New Testament. The grandson of Herod the Great. Which all gives me an excuse to talk about The Maccabean Revolt and a short history on Judaean politics from 169 BCE to Caligula. 

    • 1 u. 10 min.

Klantrecensies

BSBoertje ,

Cliffnotes version of Roman history

When you couldn't get enough of the first podcast of this amazing duo, the Life of Caesar show, fear not! For this continuation is focussed on the Life of August, adopted son of the Queen of Bithynia, and has even more episodes in which you can listen to 80's music.
If you want to learn about ancient Roman history, or just want to compare Trump to Caesar, I'd certainly recommend listening to it!

Harm Pomp ,

Augustus!

Kan niet beter!

78Ernesto78 ,

Caesar was a commie pinko

Don't be fooled by Ray's incessant valley girl giggling and frequent "ahw-my-gaawwd"s, or Cam's pee-and-poo humor and fondness of show tunes; Life of Caesar is extremely entertaining, sure, but it is well researched, thouroughly discussed and often surprisingly applicable to current affairs.
Cam goes into long tangents about the current empire, while Cam desperately tries not to get too involved.
It's good!

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