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Nero gets, not one, but TWO new wives. One of them is a dude. The post Nero #42 – Dude Looks Like A Lady appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero’s first attempt at building a single property that covered his estates on the Palatine Hill and the Esquiline Hill was The Domus Transitoria, the House of Passage. It burned down in the Great Fire. He replaced it with the Domus Aurea (Golden House), designed by expert engineers Severus and Celer, and it was so revolutionary that it appears to be the stuff of genius. The post Nero #41 – The Stuff of Genius appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero built his Domus Aurea between 64-68 and, in doing so, revolutionised Roman architecture. He also built a massive statue of himself, because, hey, why not? The post Nero #40 – The Golden House appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero was a lover, not a fighter. Not a great leader of armies. He thought of himself as an artist. He wanted to be on stage, not on horseback. He was very proud that he closed his Janus. The post Nero #39 – Closing His Janus appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
If you want to marry a woman, remember to kill her husband first The post Nero #38 – A Woman Woo’d appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
The Stoics Thrasea and Soranus go on trial. And we run out of Tacitus. The post Nero #37 – “Spare your ears” appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
When you’ve been up to no good, and you get caught out, you have two options. Nero, like Ray, is a Number 2 kind of guy. In this episode, he goes after two significant Stoics, Thrasea Paetus and Barea Soranus, with trumped up charges. And we farewell one of our fans and friends, Victor Santochi. RIP mate. The post Nero #36 – Two Options appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
A family commits suicide together to escape Nero’s prosecution, while others just get stabbed to death. But Tacitus’ explanations for Nero’s behaviour still leave us scratching our heads. The post Nero #35 – A Monotony Of Disaster appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero launches a series of attacks that result in the demise of certain members of the Roman elite. But why these particular people? And why now? We tease apart Tacitus to try to work out what’s really going on. The post Nero #34 – A Reckless Spirit appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
This is the second and final part of our interview with philosopher Michael Tremblay, talking about Seneca and stoicism. The post Nero #33 – Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 2) appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
With the recent demise on our show of Nero's favourite Stoic, Seneca, we wanted to go balls deep on Stoicism. To help us out, our guest Michael Tremblay, who has a PhD in philosophy, where he studied Stoic ethics and education, came on and talk to us about the history and ideas behind the philosophy and the importance of Seneca. Here's part one of our discussion. The post Nero #32 – Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 1) appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
In the year 66, Nero gets taken on a wild goose chase, performs some lovely poetry and harp concerts… oh yeah, and he kicks his wife to death. The post Nero #31 – Wife Kicker appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
This episode is brought to you by - legal weed! The Pisonian Conspiracy is over. Rewards are handed out to those who remained loyal. The Senate wants to make Nero a living god. The post Nero #30 – High Praise appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Next on the chopping block is Seneca, Nero’s old tutor and adviser and leading Stoic. Historians seem to think he wasn’t directly involved in the conspiracy - but he probably knew about it. The post Nero #29 – Seneca Falls appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero hunts down the main conspirators. Some of them are captured, while others help execute their own colleagues without betraying their allegiance to the cause. Piso is urged to mount the rostra in the Forum and make a case to the people, but decides to take the easy way out instead. The post Nero #28 – Piso Falls appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
The plot against Nero continues to gather momentum but is finally betrayed by a freedman, a day before shit was about to go down. The post Nero #27 – A Betrayal Betrayed appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
When one of the praetorian prefects joins the conspirators, they decide it's time to act. But they can't agree on a plan. It takes a woman to move things along. The post Nero #26 – The Circus Games (take 3) appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
We’re talking about the Pisonian Conspiracy of 65. Who started it and why? Theories involve an angry poet and an angry gay man seeking revenge. The post Nero #25 – Effeminate Vice appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero has some freedmen executed but the stories are murky. The Parthians decide to try their luck taking back Armenia while Corbulo tries to keep the peace. The post NERO #24 – The Pisonian Conspiracy appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
Nero has some freedmen executed but the stories are murky. The Parthians decide to try their luck taking back Armenia while Corbulo tries to keep the peace. The post NERO #23 – The Great Fire Of Rome appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
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Top Clean

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Apr 25th
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Brad D

Did you remove the episodes from Life of Augustus. I could've sworn I was listening to it on this channel and then it just disappeared? If removed, do you know where I can listen to it?

Jan 28th
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Top Clean

Yes these 2 guys make history fun to learn. (^^,)

Jan 17th
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Ioana Azamfirei

vastatio= make desert, call it peace! :-D because peace, too, is in the eye of the beholder

Jun 24th
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Ioana Azamfirei

fun fact:"Tata" is the word we use in Romanian for father . Also 'pull a Sulla' gets me giggling every time you guys say it... those sound like 2 words for the male member in Romanian. Yes, great general that he was, Sulla's name is a part of a dick joke in a romance language that's closest to Latin. Marius, on the other hand, is a respectable boy name. Funny how that "worked out".

Jun 16th
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galactical thinker

Awesome show. I hope this at least goes up to the year of three emperors. If considering time jumping. please do Attetus and Attila the Hun.

May 2nd
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Joshua Reddick

omg! Cam PLZ STOP PLAYI G MUSIC AND SINGING ANLONG FOR OVER A MINUTE! I want info with a little fun, but the minute or 2 of your karaoke is unnecessary.

Oct 23rd
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Jacob Bains

Is the dynamic duo planning to podcast Suetonius, with nor phallic comedy and Trump phillipic? :)

Aug 25th
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Jacob Bains

Oh my goodness Ray and Cam, you have absolutely outdone yourself with the intro music to episode 98. I have always loved the (classic) sesame street pinball sequence. Thank you!

Jun 2nd
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Alisdair Williams

No its not !? .. but it is very good :)

Jan 27th
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Joe Yagama

listening to life of cisar is like watching the gladiator by russell crow

Oct 18th
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