Month: November 2014

November 29, 2014 /

Join your favourite debonair scholars as they explore the rule of Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, a man of such charisma, and favourable signs from the gods, who wooed Rome from the moment he entered the city. In this landmark fortieth episode, the Doctors continue their travels through the history of Rome from the founding of the City! Click on the link to listen or download: Lucius Tarquinius Priscus Sebastiano Ricci c. 1690. Tarquin the Elder Consulting Attius Navius. Courtesy…

November 16, 2014 /

The Doctors drop in with a new offering on the early monarchs of Rome! In the wake of violence, and after an appropriate period of an interrex, Ancus Marcius is selected as the king to follow on from Tullus Hostilius. Listen to the dulcet tones of the Doctors’ voices as they explore the life, reign, and interesting developments sometimes attributed to this ruler. Click on the link to listen or download: Episode 39 – Ancus Marcius…

November 2, 2014 /

The Doctors return to the verbal fray with an examination of the reign, times, and doings of Tullus Hostilius. Who? You may very well ask! No where near as famous as his predecessors, Tullus Hostilius is a significant figure if you follow the Roman historiographical tradition. And yes, he was a king of Rome. There is violence, controversy, and a tale of two sets of triplets. Let the Doctors R and G take you on…