40 episodes

A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual. Find me on twitter @ancientblogger and www.ancientblogger.com.

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A dig around ancient Greece and Rome for a look at the more unusual. Find me on twitter @ancientblogger and www.ancientblogger.com.

    Kings of Rome. Tarquin and his expulsion.

    Kings of Rome. Tarquin and his expulsion.

    It's time for the final King, Tarquinius Superbus. I chat about his reign, the expulsion and the emergence of the Republic. Tarquin was a King who did as much inside Rome as outside of it. Plenty to talk about.

    (content includes reference to sexual assault).

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 39 min
    Kings of Rome. Servius Tullius.

    Kings of Rome. Servius Tullius.

    Reform, negligent chariot driving and mild pyrotechnics. It's the turn of Servius Tullis, Rome's 6th King to feature. Servius' rise, his fall, reforms and a few puns are all included so get listening.

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 33 min
    Kings of Rome. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.

    Kings of Rome. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.

    Rebranding, tyrants, clothes, racing, omens, hydraulic engineering, formal wear and possibly a very long held grudge. The story of Rome's 5th king is certainly entertaining and in this podcast I talk about some of the aspects of his reign.


    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 32 min
    Kings of Rome. Ancus Marcius.

    Kings of Rome. Ancus Marcius.

    It's time for Rome's fourth King, Ancus Marcius to come into the spotlight. I discuss what he didn, and didn't build as well as play detective in a murder mystery. Spoiler alert, he probably did it.


    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 28 min
    Kings of Rome. Tullus Hostilius.

    Kings of Rome. Tullus Hostilius.

    Continuing my examination of the Roman kings I talk about Tullus Hostilius, the third Roman king.

    Tulls was primarily associated with Rome's military exploits and had a hand in a famous myth. He also had more than a hand in a death which shocked even Livy. From war to religious problems and a bizarre death. It's all here.

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai Instrumental)

    • 27 min
    The Saturnalia

    The Saturnalia

    In this podcast I run the rule over the Roman Saturnalia a festival which started around the 17th December. What did it involve exactly, how did these elements appear and why?

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)

    Music by Brakhage (Le Vrai instrumental)

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Sam Claussen ,

Entertaining, informative, professional

I’ve found it hard to find a historical podcast that fulfills those 3 things. This does with flying colors. Count me a loyal follower, one of (what should be) many.

princk ,

Such a great podcast

An amazing look at the underserved areas of ancient life. Neil (and Emma) is a fantastic storyteller and his slang is hysterical. If you listen from pod 1 the style changes over time. But the first couple of pods are unlike anything you have ever heard. Great stuff.

The Cracker Emcee ,

Good content, narrative style needs work

Great topics but the gentleman is talking too fast when recounting events. I know Greek history pretty well but, when listening to the Sicilian expedition episode, it was difficult to follow the rapid-fire narrative. A slower, more conversational style, would make this poddie a winner.

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