The History of Rome

Mike Duncan

Education, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

Society & Culture 50
History 13

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!


006- The Twelve Tables

February 25th, 2010

Episode 7 of 191 episodes

In 451 BC a committee was ordered to compile and then condense Roman law into a single text called the Twelve Tables of Law. Despite tyrannical machinations by the committee, the Twelve Tables secured an objective rule of law for all Roman citizens regardless of wealth or class.