When in Rome

When in Rome

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A regular podcast series about place and space in…


Pula
May 4 • 23 min
Pula was a Roman colony in modern day Croatia, and was initially an Illyrian settlement before being taken by the Romans. It grew into a successful port in the Adriatic Sea and now amongst its Roman ruins boasts a well-preserved example of a Roman…
The Mausoleum of Hadrian
Mar 2 • 24 min
When Hadrian became the emperor of Rome he decided a new imperial resting place was in order. It would be just as grand and impressive as that of Augustus and his dynasty, but careful not to outdo it. Guest: Dr Gillian Shepherd (Trendall Centre, La Trobe…
Fascist Rome
Dec 22, 2019 • 29 min
How has what we know of ancient Rome influenced by fascist Rome? Mussolini admired the Rome of the emperors and used it to further his own vision of Italy, changing how we interpret many of the monuments today. Guest: Associate Professor Flavia Marcello…
The Palatine Hill
Nov 28, 2019 • 29 min
One of the seven hills of Rome, the Palatine is associated the mythical origins of the city and the very wealthy elite. It was here, starting with Augustus, that the Emperors made their home, looking down on the city they ruled over for hundreds of years.…
The Theatre of Pompey
Nov 1, 2019 • 28 min
Rome didn’t get a permanent theatre until the late republic, but when they finally did it impressed all who saw it. The theatre of Pompey stood in the campus martias and entertained Romans for hundreds of years, ensuring the name of Pompeius Magnus was…
The Temple of Vesta
Sep 23, 2019 • 26 min
The Vestal Virgins carried out some of the most important rituals in the Roman Empire, and their temple was revered and unique in its structure and function. You can still see the remains of it in the Roman Forum, but as with many Roman buildings there’s…