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The History of Rome

Mike Duncan

Education, Society & Culture, History

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History 13
Society & Culture 48

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!

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017- Pyrrhic Victories

February 28th, 2010

Episode 20 of 191 episodes

The Greek cities of southern Italy called on King Pyrrhus of Epirus to protect them from Roman encroachment. Though Pyrrhus was undefeated in battle, his victories were so costly that he was forced to withdraw from Italy in 275 BC, leaving Rome in control of Magna Graecia.

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