Month: July 2013

July 24, 2013 /

In this episode, we tackle the issues Tiberius faced in his career as he tried to fill the political shoes of Augustus. Perhaps an impossible task, but one nevertheless that had be tackled. As we move further away from the period of Augustus’ rule, it is clear that there is a sharp distinction to be made between the character of Augustus and that of his adopted son. In order to consider the topic in more…

July 14, 2013 /

We are back, dear listeners, with a brand new episode! For your aural pleasure, we explore the life of Tiberius. What was his early life like? What milestones mark his political career? And how does he journey to become the princeps of Rome? His connection to the history of Rome’s transition from republic to principate is a significant one. As the son of Livia and Ti. Claudius Nero, he shares no blood connection with Augustus…