rome, plebeians, patricians, volscii

The Doctors return with a brand new episode tracing Rome from the founding of the city! We are looking at the trouble in Rome between the plebeians and the patricians. And trouble in Rome wouldn’t be much without trouble with her neighbours. In this period tension is rising between Rome and the Volscii. Quintus Fabius […]

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We return to the fray to consider the late career of Spurius Cassius! The conflict between the the patricians and plebeians continue and Cassius appears to be running a populist campaign… In this episode we’ll consider how the political machinations between these groups play out under a new year and new consuls. The End of […]

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Our narrative returns to the fray of Spurius Cassius’ political machinations while consul! Can he find a way to distribute Rome’s bounty three ways with the inclusion of the Latins and Hernicians? Find out as Drs R and G compare the narrative sources! Spurius Cassius and c. 486 BCE

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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 […]

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The Doctors are back! And celebrating reaching our seventieth episode no less! We dive right back into the narrative of Rome’s history from the founding of the City with an examination of the years just following the death of Coriolanus. Rome, perhaps unsurprisingly, doesn’t really know how to get along with her neighbours… The Volscians, […]

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