With the Monarchy in retreat, several Roman aristocrats would see to it that the Monarchy would die with the overthrow of Tarquin Superbus, the last of the Roman Kings, with Poplicola becoming the leading man in the first decade of the new Republic.
“The Persians are coming and Athens is doomed to destruction if the bold and clever Themistocles, and his rival the honorable Aristides, can’t find a way to stop them” Check out our latest episode! Sneak Peak Ryan: Welcome everyone to Part 2 of the Lives of Themistocles and Aristides. Chris: Hello! Ryan: So Chris, IfContinue reading “Episode 8: The Lives of Themistocles and Aristides Part B”
The Life of Solon
Excerpt from the upcoming episode Chris: So with a large labor force and two companies of rough men as their protection, Romulus and Remus embarked on their last adventure together which would seal the fate of one of them, while the other would go on to build Roman society which would endure for millennia. Chris:Continue reading “Episode 4: The conclusion of the Life of Romulus”
Lycurgus was the man who gave Sparta it’s laws and transformed it into a polis like no other – a warrior-society which would produce the most fearsome soldiers of the Ancient World. Welcome to Episode 3! Checkout the full episode below. Excerpt from today’s Episode Ryan: So today we are going to take on the lifeContinue reading “Episode 3: The Life of Lycurgus”
“Plutarch next moves to my favorite origin story, which I like to call the “Revenge of the Trojans”, which is set at the time Agamemnon was pillaging and burning the Great city of Troy to avenge his dead brothers pride, while a few distraught Trojans fled the city, loaded up on some surviving Trireme’s and set out to find a new home, a new Troy and rebuild their society.”
After our first episode, dedicated to Theseus, the Hero of Athens, we move on to Part A of the Life of Romulus, dedicated to the myths of his birth and the founding of Rome. Excerpt from the The Life of Romulus. “Plutarch next moves to my all-time favorite origin story, which I like to callContinue reading “Coming Soon: The Life of Romulus, Part A”
When Theseus arrives in Athens the city is in crisis. Can this monster-slaying, serial womanizer take his rightful place and set Athens on the path to greatness?
Hello there and welcome to Plutarch’s Greeks and Romans podcast. A podcast based on Plutarch’s famous collection of biographies. A bi-weekly podcast featuring biographies found in Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans! Started by a couple of history enthusiasts Chris and Ryan, we felt Plutarch would be a great segway to start ourContinue reading “Welcome to our Podcast”