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Life Of Caesar
61 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
Nero #46 – The Last Straw
Nero celebrates two official triumphs. Not for military victories, but for singing. It’s the last straw. A new rebellion is formed, lead by Vindex and Galba. The post Nero #46 – The Last Straw appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
99 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Nero #45 – Grand Slam
Nero didn’t visit Athens or Sparta while in Greece because he was scared of religious and political retribution. Besides, he was too busy trying to become the periodonikes, the Grand Slam champion of all of the Games. But things weren’t going well back at Rome, so he is finally convinced to return. He had six months left to live. The post Nero #45 – Grand Slam appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
55 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
Nero #44 – Horny Dolphins
The year is 67 CE. Nero is still on his 14 month tour of Greece. He dropped into the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and tickled the Omphalos. The post Nero #44 – Horny Dolphins appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
78 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Nero #43 – To the Deuce!
It’s 67 CE. Before he sets out for his World Tour of Greece, Nero first needs to insult the Senate, then he needs to deal with a new conspiracy, this one involving Corbulo. While Greece, he becomes unhappy with Vespasian who apparently doesn’t clap loudly enough at Nero’s performances. The post Nero #43 – To the Deuce! appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
53 minutes | Sep 17, 2022
Nero #42 – Dude Looks Like A Lady
Nero gets, not one, but TWO new wives. One of them is a dude. The post Nero #42 – Dude Looks Like A Lady appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
64 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Nero #41 – The Stuff of Genius
Nero’s first attempt at building a single property that covered his estates on the Palatine Hill and the Esquiline Hill was The Domus Transitoria, the House of Passage. It burned down in the Great Fire. He replaced it with the Domus Aurea (Golden House), designed by expert engineers Severus and Celer, and it was so revolutionary that it appears to be the stuff of genius. The post Nero #41 – The Stuff of Genius appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
42 minutes | Aug 20, 2022
Nero #40 – The Golden House
Nero built his Domus Aurea between 64-68 and, in doing so, revolutionised Roman architecture. He also built a massive statue of himself, because, hey, why not? The post Nero #40 – The Golden House appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
59 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Nero #39 – Closing His Janus
Nero was a lover, not a fighter. Not a great leader of armies. He thought of himself as an artist. He wanted to be on stage, not on horseback. He was very proud that he closed his Janus. The post Nero #39 – Closing His Janus appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
30 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Nero #38 – A Woman Woo’d
If you want to marry a woman, remember to kill her husband first The post Nero #38 – A Woman Woo’d appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
43 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
Nero #37 – “Spare your ears”
The Stoics Thrasea and Soranus go on trial. And we run out of Tacitus. The post Nero #37 – “Spare your ears” appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
42 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
Nero #36 – Two Options
When you’ve been up to no good, and you get caught out, you have two options. Nero, like Ray, is a Number 2 kind of guy. In this episode, he goes after two significant Stoics, Thrasea Paetus and Barea Soranus, with trumped up charges. And we farewell one of our fans and friends, Victor Santochi. RIP mate. The post Nero #36 – Two Options appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
74 minutes | May 23, 2022
Nero #35 – A Monotony Of Disaster
A family commits suicide together to escape Nero’s prosecution, while others just get stabbed to death. But Tacitus’ explanations for Nero’s behaviour still leave us scratching our heads. The post Nero #35 – A Monotony Of Disaster appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
30 minutes | May 13, 2022
Nero #34 – A Reckless Spirit
Nero launches a series of attacks that result in the demise of certain members of the Roman elite. But why these particular people? And why now? We tease apart Tacitus to try to work out what’s really going on. The post Nero #34 – A Reckless Spirit appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
48 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Nero #33 – Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 2)
This is the second and final part of our interview with philosopher Michael Tremblay, talking about Seneca and stoicism. The post Nero #33 – Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 2) appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
37 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Nero #32 – Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 1)
With the recent demise on our show of Nero's favourite Stoic, Seneca, we wanted to go balls deep on Stoicism. To help us out, our guest Michael Tremblay, who has a PhD in philosophy, where he studied Stoic ethics and education, came on and talk to us about the history and ideas behind the philosophy and the importance of Seneca. Here's part one of our discussion. The post Nero #32 – Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 1) appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
56 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Nero #31 – Wife Kicker
In the year 66, Nero gets taken on a wild goose chase, performs some lovely poetry and harp concerts… oh yeah, and he kicks his wife to death. The post Nero #31 – Wife Kicker appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
44 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Nero #30 – High Praise
This episode is brought to you by - legal weed! The Pisonian Conspiracy is over. Rewards are handed out to those who remained loyal. The Senate wants to make Nero a living god. The post Nero #30 – High Praise appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
58 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Nero #29 – Seneca Falls
Next on the chopping block is Seneca, Nero’s old tutor and adviser and leading Stoic. Historians seem to think he wasn’t directly involved in the conspiracy - but he probably knew about it. The post Nero #29 – Seneca Falls appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
32 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
Nero #28 – Piso Falls
Nero hunts down the main conspirators. Some of them are captured, while others help execute their own colleagues without betraying their allegiance to the cause. Piso is urged to mount the rostra in the Forum and make a case to the people, but decides to take the easy way out instead. The post Nero #28 – Piso Falls appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
31 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Nero #27 – A Betrayal Betrayed
The plot against Nero continues to gather momentum but is finally betrayed by a freedman, a day before shit was about to go down. The post Nero #27 – A Betrayal Betrayed appeared first on Life Of The Caesars.
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