Episode 6 – Augustus, an Introduction

Hello to all our listeners, it’s that time again – a new episode has just landed! We embark upon a new avenue of exploration – an examination of the lives and sex lives of some of the early Roman emperors. Where better to start than with an introduction to Augustus and his early political career.

So, what do we know about Augustus’ career?

Quite a lot as it turns out since he lives to become the foremost politician in Rome and establishes the Principate (a percursor to the Roman Empire). From his humble beginnings being taken under the wing of Julius Caesar, he rises to become the most powerful politician and military leader of his generation.

For your listening pleasure click below:

Augustus’ Life

Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus
So called “Augustus Bevilacqua”. Bust of the emperor with the Civic Crown. Currently held at the Glyptothek Munich. Image courtesy of Bibi Saint-Pol / Wikimedia Commons

Drs R and G laugh and spar their way through the ancient Roman world!

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