Episode CCXXVI - The Reputation of Catiline (The Catiline Conspiracy VII)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
1w ago
Catiline’s name is often used as a byword for villainy, and over the years has been told and retold by different authors with different agendas. To some he is a villain, a traitor to the state. To others he’s a hero, standing up for the little guy. Part VII of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXXX - The Exile of Cicero (The Catiline Conspiracy VI)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
1M ago
Cicero may have won the battle against Catiline but he wouldn’t win the war. With too many enemies in the senate he makes a tactical retreat, leaving his beloved Rome for the safety of the coast of Greece. Part VI of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXXIX - Indomitable Spirit (The Catiline Conspiracy V)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
2M ago
Catiline and Cicero now wage very different wars. Cicero on the floor of the senate, arguing for the protection of the legacy of Rome. Catiline on the battlefield, fighting with a bravery that would make any hero proud. Part V of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXXIII - The Championship of the Oppressed (The Catiline Conspiracy IV)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
2M ago
Catiline and Cicero draw their lines of battle in the senate, with Catiline claiming to represent the will of the wretched and destitute. But his attacks on Cicero, directly or indirectly, earn him many enemies, and he is forced to flee the city of Rome. Part IV of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXXII - A Stolen Election (The Catiline Conspiracy III)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
3M ago
Catiline attempted to become consul of Rome more than once, and its a position he believes he deserves. When he fails in his efforts and Cicero is elected he attempts to force the issue, conspiring with all those who have a grudge against the state. Part III of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXXI - An Entire Farrago (The Catiline Conspiracy II)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
3M ago
Catiline doesn't have the best reputation in Rome, and in the years after his failed conspiracy he has been implicated in every failed plot of that time. Was he involved in them? Possibly. Part II of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXX - A Disordered Mind (The Catiline Conspiracy I)
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by Assoc. Professor Rhiannon Evans
4M ago
Catiline is a notorious figure of the Roman republic, a longtime rival of Cicero who, after repeated attempts at the consulship decided to push the matter by force. In this episode we look at his character, his role in the social wars of Rome and his early attempts at office. Part I of The Catiline Conspiracy Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXIX - Hispala Faecena and the Bacchanalia Conspiracy
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by Dr Emma Southon
5M ago
Hispala Faecena was instrumental in bringing the cult of Bacchus to the attention of Roman authorities, ending a conspiracy that was threatening lives and the rule of law. Guest: Dr Emma Southon (Author of 'A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women') Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXVIII - Martial on the Emperors
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by Assoc Professor Rhiannon Evans
5M ago
Martial was a Roman poet primarily writing during the reign of Domitian, and while primarily known for his commentary on Roman life, his takedowns, his insults and vulgarity, in this episode we look at how he toes the careful line of praising the Emperor. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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Episode CCXVII - Angeronalia
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by Assoc Professor Rhiannon Evans
7M ago
Yes, it’s that festive time of year again, when you gather all ye merry people with sore throats, stand around a statue with its mouth covered, and keep the sacred name of Rome safe. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University ..read more
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