Sunday, 8 May 2011
Domitian - Bread and Circuses Adrian Murdoch
A very short, but well researched and very scholarly account of the emperor Domitian. This series is on iTunes but is in mv4 format that makes it a bit tricky to listen to on non-Apple MP3 players. There are various ways of getting round this but they are all time consuming and hardly seem worth the effort for such a short snippet. (My personal approach would be to open it in Audacity and export it.)
In any case, the visual element makes it well worth watching in a visual medium. If you are following the exceptional History of Rome series and the very good review of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire on the History Books Review then this makes a great further addition to coverage of the period.