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A birth of a republic seems midwived by a lot of local conflict.

In this episode, the Doctors return to explore Rome’s continued struggles with her most estimable neighbours, the Volscians, the Hernicans, and the Aequians. The intricacies really start to come to the surface in the consulship of Proculus Verginius and Spurius Cassius.

Hear it all here!

Proculus Verginius and Spurius Cassius

Francesco Salviati c. 1543-5. The Rout of the Volscii with thanks to the Google Art Project