Tag: Principate

April 6, 2017 /

In the spirit of openness and from a desire to share what I have produced in terms of research, my (Dr Greenfield’s) dissertation is attached below. Handy to haveĀ if you want to know more about the Vestal Virgins! Super handy if your looking for more scholarly work on the late Republic and early principate (c. 150 BCE – 14 CE)! Greenfield, P. N. 2011. Virgin Territory – The Vestals and the Transition from Republic to…

June 12, 2013 /

Our exploration of Augustus (63 BCE – 14 CE) takes a titillating turn as we consider some of the evidence for Augustus private life … which is somehow out in the public domain. So what details can be discovered about Augustus’ antics in the ancient sources? We take a look at some of the key sources that provide ‘insights’ into what went on behind ostensibly closed doors. And just how far should we be inclined…

May 29, 2013 /

Hello to all our listeners, it’s that time again – a new episode has just landed! We embark upon a new avenue of exploration – an examination of the lives and sex lives of some of the early Roman emperors. Where better to start than with an introduction to Augustus and his early political career. So, what do we know about Augustus’ career? Quite a lot as it turns out since he lives to become…