In an epic turn of events, Rome finds herself deep in 449 BCE. Appius Claudius may be dead, but what happens next? We’re here to find out! Importantly, some of our key players in the plebeian set find themselves upgraded to the status of tribune of the plebs. Episode 119 – The Triumphant Return of the Consulship The end of Spurius Oppius It’s not just Appius Claudius who finds himself in trouble after the end…
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Appius Claudius: what a man, what a couple of decemvirates! Herein, he has to face his crimes and we delve into just what happens next.
The Second Secession is a contested moment in Roman’s early republican history. Join us as we explore the sources and just how it unfolds!
The decemvirs continue to drive strong feeling among the senators. But while the patricians argue, Rome’s enemies draw ever closer…
After seizing power, the decemvirs under Appius Claudius realise that they might need the Senate as Rome faces war on two fronts!
What kind of drama could follow the career of uber patrician Appius Claudius? As it turns out, those Romans are really all about battle after battle! We’ve reached a hazy period in our historiography where the narratives of Livy and Dionysius start to diverge on specifics; some events play out over different years depending on the author.
We are deep in the conflict between between patricians and plebeians. We jump back into the narrative part way through c. 471 BCE. Our consuls are Titus Quintius Capitolinus Barbartus and Appius Claudius Sabinus and they represent different approaches to political engagement with the plebeians.
The patrician and plebeian conflict explodes over the redistribution of public land. The Vestal Virgin Oppia finds herself the object of public scrutiny.