The Doctors take a turn about the classical past to investigate the life and rule of the reputedly very nice emperor, Antoninus Pius. The character of his imperial rule is like a breath of fresh Italian air in Rome. With only a few sources to guide a reading of this emperor, a little mystery, and perhaps a little warm feeling, is preserved for this elder statesman. Let the Doctors take you on  this journey.

Click on the link to listen or download: Episode 33 – Antoninus Pius

A Portrait of Antonius Pius (Hermitage). Image attribution to George Shuklin (via wikimedia commons)

A Portrait of Antoninus Pius (Hermitage). Image attribution to George Shuklin (via wikimedia commons)