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Pompey the Great and the Fall of the Roman Republic
52 minutes | May 14, 2017
Episode 11: BONUS! Roman Warfare
In our latest installment, we diverge from our usual timeline and enter into a discussion of Roman Warfare in general. Hope you enjoy!
51 minutes | Dec 11, 2016
Episode 10 - The Pirate Menace pt. 2
This episode is the meat and potatoes of the war against piracy. We talk legates, strategy, and the politics of war. Also a few obligatory pirate jokes.
45 minutes | Aug 9, 2016
Episode 9 - The Pirate Menace Pt. 1
With the Carthaginians long since eradicated from the Mediterranean, the seas become lawless hosts to a growing number of pirates. The problem gets so bad for Rome that it threatens their very survival. Rome again turns to a strong man and the strongest man of the day just so happens to be, Pompey the Great!
50 minutes | Jul 31, 2016
Episode 8 The Consulship of Pompey and Crassus
In this episode we see two of the soon-to-be most powerful men in Rome get their first taste of the most powerful position in Rome, The Consulship. The two vary in style and end the year on uneasy terms and setting the tone for the rest of their careers.
50 minutes | Jul 18, 2016
Episode 7 The War with Sertorius (Spanish War)
With the civil war under control in Italy, the Roman eyes look toward Spain. The skilled general Sertorius builds a stronghold that begins to threaten Rome, reminding Romans of Hannibals invasion yet again. Pompey and M. Pius are sent to put an end to Sertorius, but Sertorius doesnt go without a fight!
51 minutes | May 26, 2016
Episode 6 The Lepidus Affair
After Sulla molds Rome into his own image, upstarts begin to stir the crowd once again. They get help from an unlikely ally - Pompey the Great. Pompey lends his support for the consul Lepidus against Sulla's wishes only to squash his rebellion later. Puzzling politics indeed.
34 minutes | May 16, 2016
Episode 5 The African Conquest
Pompey continues his butchery into Africa. Pompey's troops show themselves as incredibly loyal and Pompey demonstrates his incredible leadership skills. Returning home, Pompey is able to secure a triumph for his actions, although it is unusual for such a young man to receive such an honor.
47 minutes | May 8, 2016
Episode 4 - The Civil War Continues
Sulla with Pompey and Metellius Pius, settle affairs in Italy with a dust up. Carbo and whats left of the resistance surrounding Rome scatters fleeing to Sicily. Pompey invades Sicily and earns the title of "adulescentulus carnifex" but did he deserve the title?
36 minutes | Mar 27, 2016
Episode 3 - The Rising Son Part 3
The Civil War concludes with Pompey hunting down Sulla's enemies. The Metelli Family reaches its peak in power and prestige as Sulla begins is hour of reckoning.
53 minutes | Mar 27, 2016
Episode 2 - The Rising Son Pt. 2
The early life of Pompey continues to be explored. In the heart of the civil war, we see betrayal and bravado as Roman fights Roman for the control of the Republic.
94 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Episode 1: The Rising Son
This is the third installment and covers the beginning of the Civil War which started a series of conflicts from which the Republic would never emerge. Pompey, a young man full of vigor, sides with Sulla as he returns from his war with Mithridates. The opening moves of the war are discussed as well as the political alliances that would re-shape Rome's landscape.
87 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Pompey the Great and The Fall of The Roman Republic Intro pt 2
This is the second installment of Pompey the Great and The Fall of the Roman Republic. This is part two of the introduction episodes. In this episode we go deep into the agrarian reforms and reformers, the military generals, and the complex issues that arose from the introduction of street violence into Rome's political life. We take you to the edge of the civil war where Pompey the Great makes his grand entrance into the public eye.
70 minutes | Mar 5, 2016
Pompey the Great and the Fall of the Roman Republic: Intro Part 1
Roman History Podcast focusing on the life and times of one of Rome's greatest generals. Join us as we dig in-depth into this fascinating figure.
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