The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius

Beware the Ides of March! In this extra-adult episode we discuss 6 of the 12 Caesars, Roman superstitions and modern, HBO's Rome, and was Suetonius a scandal monger? (Yes.)

Recommendations:

  • The History of Rome podcast by Mike Duncan

  • BBC History Extra podcast, had an excellent recent episode about Agrppina the Younger

  • Emma Southon book on Agrippina (Most biographies on Roman women are written by men, so this is neat) 

  • Hardcore History podcast one off episode on Caesar’s war in Gaul titled “Celtic Holocaust” 

  • Fiction: Augustus, by John Williams; Non-fiction: The Death of Caesar, by Barry Strauss (he has a very interesting theory on Caesar’s death)

  • Mysteries writers Steven Saylor and Lindsey Davis

Episode 11: Silence AKA Chekov's Nun