The History of Rome

Mike Duncan

Education, Society & Culture, History

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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!


008- Decades of Gloom

February 25th, 2010

Episode 9 of 191 episodes

The years after the creation of the Twelve Tables were hard. Political discord, grain shortages and famine all conspired to weaken the city, but the Romans soldiered on in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.