Tag: Patricians

January 8, 2017 /

It’s a new year and a new breath of fresh on the Partial Historian breeze! Oh wait, what’s that? Could it be … Coriolanus? Indeed it is! The complexities of Coriolanus’ narrative continue to build and things are about to get a little bit hairy for our man of the moment. Join Drs R and G for the ride ahead: Coriolanus – Exiled! Artwork: Wilhelm Wandschneider’s 1903 sculpture of Coriolanus in Plau am See (Germany).…

November 21, 2016 /

Doctors G and R return with a brand new episode from the realms of the ancient past! As the suspense develops in Coriolanus’ career, how are the relationships between the patricians and plebeians working out? With the new force of the tribune of the plebs to reckon with, Coriolanus is not a happy patrician. Let’s take a look at the different narrative on offer from the primary sources – Livy, Plutarch, and Dionysius of Halicarnassus:…

October 17, 2016 /

Dr G has returned from Italy and to Dr R and that means, dear Listeners, that the history of Rome from the founding of the city is back on! When we last conversed, Coriolanus loomed large on the agenda, and here he takes centre stage again (as he very well may for a few more episodes!). Ever wondered what a real patrician’s patrician looked like? Wait no more! Listen below to catch all the scintillating…

March 22, 2016 /

Doctors R and G continue their exploration of the history of Rome from the founding of the city. From the epic Struggle of the Orders, the Tribune of the Plebs emerges! In this episode, it turns out the First Succession is only the start of Rome’s troubles. The ongoing struggle is manifest in the Tribune of the Plebs. Hear all the details here: Introducing the Tribune of the Plebs Artwork: The Succession of the Plebs…

February 29, 2016 /

Drs R and G return and the Struggle of the Orders continues. In this episode, the struggle heats up in earnest and we follow the growing antagonism between the patricians and the plebeians. Hear it all here! The Struggle of the Orders – Part the Second