Over 143 episodes of audio, Mike Duncan has covered the founding of Rome through the Crisis of the Third Century in his History of Rome podcast
], having now reached the last pagan Emperor, Julian The Apostate
. Enlivened by drawing on comparisons to popular culture, from The Empire Strikes Back
(when Hannibal makes his appearance) to The Godfather
(as a metaphor for Rome's social client system), Mr Duncan's work makes for fun, informative 25-minute sessions with the greatest empire of the ancient western world. If you're interested in more, the podcasts could be handily supplemented with...
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at 2:32 PM on July 10, 2011