9 episodes

A Weekly Narrative History Podcast on the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Mare Nostrum Daniel Healy

    • History
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A Weekly Narrative History Podcast on the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    009 - The Slave and the Flame

    009 - The Slave and the Flame

    The political and military reforms implemented by Servius Tullius, Rome's sixth king, were profound and would endure for centuries. In this episode, we will take a look at the complexities of the so-called "Servian Reforms" and the birth of Roman citizenship as a legal status.

    • 23 min
    008 - Tanaquil's Prophecy

    008 - Tanaquil's Prophecy

    The reign of Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, the fifth king of Rome, inaugurated the city's so-called "Etruscan Phase." In this episode, we will see how Rome - seemingly under the influence of its northern neighbours - came to establish itself as a much more centralised and dominant city-state.

    • 19 min
    007 - The Goldilocks King

    007 - The Goldilocks King

    Rome's fourth king, Ancus Marcius, is a much more rounded character in the traditional Roman narrative. During his reign, he took on the characteristics of his predecessors and combined them to good effect. In this episode, we will follow the life of Ancus and look at the ways in which he transformed Rome into a pious regional power.

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    • 18 min
    006 - Duel of Champions

    006 - Duel of Champions

    The reign of Tullus Hostilius, Rome's third king, was characterised by war, war, and war. The clue really was in the name 'Hostilius'! In this episode, we'll take a closer look at the campaigns of Tullus and some of the dilemmas he faced, including an heroic showdown between two sets of triplets and a not-so-heroic return for the victor.

    • 19 min
    005 - The Pious Sabine

    005 - The Pious Sabine

    In this episode, we will look more closely at the reign of Rome's second king, Numa Pompilius, who was said to have established most of Rome's religious institutions and traditions almost single-handedly. We'll consider Numa's role in the more prolonged foundation narrative of Rome, and see how his work is still relevant to the world in which we live today.

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    • 18 min
    004 - The Hut, the Cave, and the Fig Tree

    004 - The Hut, the Cave, and the Fig Tree

    Do the archaeological finds on the site of Rome support the legendary tale of Romulus and the traditional Roman foundation narrative? In this episode, we will consider the earliest days of Rome by searching for evidence in the ground, and by looking in more detail at the supposed hut and tomb of the founding king himself.

    Supplementary map available on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarePodcast/status/1200675541734440962

    • 18 min

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