Episode 25 – The Year of the Four Emperors – Part the Second

The year 69 CE continues apace, and the Partial Historians peer through the mists of time to focus on the shifts in power and machinations postulated in the source material. Herein the short reigns of Otho and Vitellius.

The rocky path to Vespasian continues. What does the year 69 CE tell us about how Rome is evolving as an imperial system?

Find out here!

The Year of the Four Emperors

 

Otho and Vitellius
Illustration of a bust of Otho from: History of Rome and of the Roman people, from its origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians 1883. Courtesy of the Internet Archive / Wikimedia Commons

 

Otho and Vitellius
Aulus Vitellius c. 69 CE – Portrait based on the bust that is nowadays at the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Courtesy of Luis GarcĂ­a / Wikimedia Commons

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

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