Month: March 2014

March 30, 2014 /

The Partial Historians are back with a shiny new episode. When the Julio-Claudian dynasty falls, what happens next? Prepare yourself for chaos, as the infamous Year of the Four Emperors is here and we turn our gaze on two of the early contenders for the rule of Rome: Galba and Otho. 69 CE was a turbulent whirlwind of politics, battles, and uncertainty. The first man to stake a claim to rule is Servius Sulpicius Galba (Caesar…

March 14, 2014 /

The Partial Historians return fantabulous listeners with a fresh new episode! Spice up your ears with a foray into the historical and creative elements of Ridley Scott’s 2000 epic Gladiator. Touted as the return of the sword-and-sandal genre, this film is an interesting mélange of historical plausibility and blatant deviation from the primary source material. A Gladiator Amongst Emperors Set in the late second century CE, the film is firmly set in the Roman imperial period. As…