10 episodes

ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestselling historian Barry Strauss.

ANTIQUITAS Barry Strauss

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 322 Ratings

ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestselling historian Barry Strauss.

    Love and Sex and the Roman Emperors

    Love and Sex and the Roman Emperors

    The emperors Vespasian, Titus, Hadrian, and Septimius Severus all had career-defining love affairs outside the elite of Roman Italy. Here are their stories.

    • 37 min
    Mothers, Sons, & Roman Emperors

    Mothers, Sons, & Roman Emperors

    The fascinating stories of three Roman emperors and their mothers: Tiberius & Livia, Nero & Agrippina, and Constantine & Saint Helena.

    • 43 min
    War and Peace and the Roman Emperors

    War and Peace and the Roman Emperors

    How peaceful was the Roman Peace – the famous PAX ROMANA? Join me in a look at three great emperors and find out.

    • 45 min
    Teutoburg Forest

    Teutoburg Forest

    “Give me back my legions!” cried the Roman Emperor, but it was too late. Rome’s crushing defeat at the Teutoburg Forest kept most of Germany permanently free from Roman rule. Here is how it happened.

    • 34 min
    Greece: History, Myth, and Music in the Land of the Gods

    Greece: History, Myth, and Music in the Land of the Gods

    Let’s discover Greece firsthand together this summer on an education vacation that will take us from Athens to Actium via magical Epirus.

    • 17 min
    Actium

    Actium

    Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

Jonesy8888 ,

New favorite!!!

Barry’s awesome - will now have to read his books. The podcasts are so well presented, and naturally he knows a ton - so much fun, jumping for joy here.

Prsopect Farms ,

Quality and dynamic podcast

As a member of the general interest audience it’s nice to listen to history presented from outside academia but it’s also fun to hear from professionals. I appreciate this podcast very much.

GoBlueGoat ,

Rolled Over to the Modernists

Excellent history podcast and some great books and suddenly he had to roll over to the modern crowd. Started with BC then had to speak in reverential tones about the Current era and bce. We have to rewrite and rethink everything so the modern snowflakes won’t get triggered. Never mind. My vote is to grow a pair and just stick the BC and AD but you can feel bad if you want.

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