Tag: Volscians

June 5, 2017 /

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   Artwork Credit: Francesco Salviati c. 1543-5. The Rout of the Volscii…

April 26, 2017 /

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, The Aequians, and The Hernicans Artwork: A compilation of Drs R and G hanging about being excellent podcast co-hosts in…

February 18, 2017 /

After much ado, many conflicts, we’re finally here! It is the end of Coriolanus. How does his grisly end unfold? Who will be pivotal to the end of his career? In this episode, Drs R and G push through all the barriers to make sure this part of Roman history comes to a close! Check out the link below to tune in: Coriolanus the Final Chapter   Artwork: Franz Anton Maulpertsch, c. 1795. Coriolanus at…

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).…

July 11, 2016 /

After a brief sojourn into Rome on film, the Doctors return to the narrative of Rome’s history from the founding of the city! In this episode, the Doctors examine the continuing Struggle of the Orders, some of the consequences of the strife between the Plebeians and Patricians, and *drum roll please* … we catch our first glimpse of the man who will become Coriolanus. Join us as we explore the depths of the Early Republic!…

January 16, 2016 /

The Doctors sweep into the turn of the new¬†fasti with a bold return to their narrative history of Rome from the founding of the city. In this episode, Drs R. and G. consider the events of 494/3 BCE and the contextual factors that culminated in the Conflict of the Orders between the patricians and the plebeians. This struggle is characterised by internal crisis and stands as an early example of class warfare. Click on the…