192 episodes

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

The History of Rome Mike Duncan

    • Education
    • 4.8, 6.3K Ratings

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

Classics Nerd ,

Factually Accurate

As someone with 3 degrees in Classical History, I can personally attest to the historical accuracy of Mike Duncan’s “The History of Rome.” He does an excellent job conveying mountains of information each week into an accessible, easy-to-follow lesson. My only anal criticism is his poor pronunciation of many famous people and places in the ancient world... I know the Latin language isn’t his forte but google the correct pronunciation or ask any Latin pupil!

Eric n DFW ,

This podcast started my love affair with the genre.

Always been a history fan and have been a history podcast fan since finding history of Rome in 2010.

TDKFreedomRider ,

Excellent history podcast

I’m listening to this podcast now for the second time. Mike Duncan took this podcast in 2007 going to ‘Revolutions’ podcast plus the book ‘Storm Before the Storm’ with a hint of satire at times.

I don’t wish to spoil much, but Mike Duncan reminds me of one of my college history professors (Willard Randall Sterne who is also an author) that taught myself that history can be entertaining. It’s a podcast that lives up to it’s rating & as you see it is one of the top history podcasts out there. As an American, I’m noticing similarities between the United States & the Romans in both the good ways, plus the bad ways. I’ll tell one spoiler, President Trump is equal to the bad Roman Emperors. The rest you have to find out for yourself.

You can see a lot of stuff that was taken from the Roman Empire & sprinkled into the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’.

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