The History of Rome
The History of Rome
Mike Duncan
A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!
The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy
Audio excerpt from The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan. Forthcoming Oct. 24, 2017. Pre-order a copy today!  Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million Or visit us at:
Jul 27, 2017
55 min
Revolutions Launch
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Sep 16, 2013
16 sec
Update- One Year Later
Next show coming soon!
May 30, 2013
1 min
179- The End
The history of The History of Rome...Why the Western Empire Fell when it did...Some thoughts on the future...Thank you, goodnight.  
May 6, 2012
31 min
178- Not With A Bang But A Whimper
In the last few years of the Western Empire a series of Emperors came and went. The cycle finally ended in 476 with the exile of Romulus Augustulus. 
Apr 29, 2012
28 min
177- The Burning Ships
In 468 the two halves of the Empire combined forces to dislodge the Vandals from North Africa.They failed spectacularly.
Apr 22, 2012
26 min
176- The Quote Unquote Emperor
From 461-465 the Western Empire was ruled by Ricimer through a puppet Emperor named Libius Severus. Not everyone in the west was supportive of the new regime. 
Apr 15, 2012
25 min
175- Trying to Take It All Back
From 457-461, Majorian marched around trying to reassert Imperial authority over the provinces while Ricimer remained in Italy. 
Apr 8, 2012
24 min
174- The Sack of Rome Part II
Following the death of Valentinian III there was an Imperial power struggle in the West. In the midst of this struggle, the Vandals sacked Rome in 455 AD. 
Apr 1, 2012
24 min
173- The Broken Bow
In the early 450s a string of deaths changed the political dynamic of Roman world. Between 450 and 455 Galla Placidia, Aelia Pulcheria, Atilla the Hun, Flavius Aetius and Valentinian III would all die- leaving the stage wide open for the next generation of leaders.  Also, an announcment. 
Mar 25, 2012
28 min
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